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1 bundle or less per year 83 33.88%
1-2 bundles per year 98 40.00%
2-6 bundles per year 42 17.14%
1-2 bundles per month 7 2.86%
2-4 bundles per month 4 1.63%
4 or more bundles per month 11 4.49%
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:58 PM
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We've had a couple of guys asking if we could supply a smaller quantity than the regular 16 sheet box as they don't go though foam very fast (though I can't understand why!) or aren't sure if they will like it, so want to just get a "sample box". I did a bit of research on shipping costs for an 8 sheet box. (any thing less than 8 and I'd be concerned that the customers might get their foam pre folded...) Checking shipping rates, I found that shipping an 8 sheet box will be essentially the same cost as the full 16 sheet box. Since we're shipping mostly air the box weight, which won't change, dominates. So, an 8 sheet box at $25 plus $15 shipping - any interest?
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 08:00 PM
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I should also note that we've finally gotten around to adding a gallery page to our website, so you guys who've posted your planes may get some comments or questions about them, and you can say you've been "published" on the web!
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 10:21 PM
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Here is my autogyro I just finished made with MPF except for rotor which needed to be 1/8" thick sheet so had to use depron for that. Rotor span 40" and AUW with 2S 450 mah lipo is 6.5 ounces.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:30 AM
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Here is my autogyro I just finished made with MPF except for rotor which needed to be 1/8" thick sheet so had to use depron for that. Rotor span 40" and AUW with 2S 450 mah lipo is 6.5 ounces.
Nice Job there Don!

Any comments on your experience with MPF?

Ken
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 09:01 AM
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How is this foam on seaplanes? Does it absorb water at all ?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 09:35 AM
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How is this foam on seaplanes? Does it absorb water at all ?
Excellent for watercraft! No absorbtion at all. The final airframe will be as waterproof as your joints and seams - that and pilot error () are all you have to worry about!

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Old Oct 16, 2012, 08:55 PM
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rc bird model plane foam and beacon foam tac glue (2 min 28 sec)

just finished a rc bird out of MPF and beacon foam tac glue.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 05:56 PM
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...made with MPF except for rotor which needed to be 1/8" thick sheet so had to use depron for that.
Hey, think about using MPF and sanding in an airfoil for the next one. If it needs to be more rigid you can use stretched tape wrapped around the leading edge. (My MPF planes are coming out plenty stiff by using tape and some other techniques.) The damage resistance alone is worth going to MPF over Depron for your rotors.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 07:40 PM
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Any comments on your experience with MPF?
I like that it does not have a skin on it or small perforations in it like the Blue Core I had. I used Foam Tac for gluing and it sands well and takes Testors Model Master paint nicely. In fact I sold the stack of blue foam I had at a swap shop a few weeks ago and will only be using the MPF from now on

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Old Oct 18, 2012, 07:56 PM
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That's what we like to hear!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 12:42 PM
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I keep my FFF -- for insulation! Imagine that, using insulation foam for insulating. Hmm...
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Old Oct 20, 2012, 01:45 PM
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I keep my FFF -- for insulation! Imagine that, using insulation foam for insulating. Hmm...
Here in IL our new building codes says we have to put 2 inches of foam on the outside of the homes foundation before backfilling it with dirt .lol They could have done this years ago so i did not have to buy any but better late than never . joe
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 02:53 AM
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I also find that the 1/2" and bigger Foamular stuff works great for building boxes to carry planes and helis. My first 450 heli box was made from the old 1/2" Pink.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 07:41 PM
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I made a Blue FFF box for my Cularis to take to "SCALE Glider Aero Tows.

All the WOODies usually have a had made Wooden box to protect them during transport.

SO I figured it would "follow" ... :-)))

Unfortunately, They thought I was making fun of them - OH WELL !
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Old Oct 22, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Sad, how woodies and stinkers think that us electric foam guys are making phun of them...

A week ago I was at the monthly SRCB club meeting and showing one of my Pinkstar derivatives, along with a couple of other Pinkstars for comparison. When a Giant Scale guy needed to bring his huge plane to the table in the front I just shoved my pile of foamies off on to the floor. One of the other foamy flyers said, "Try that with your stick-n-tissue planes!" The foam guys all laughed, of course, but the woodies and stinkers were sour-faced.

Forget 'em.
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