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View Poll Results: How much foam do you consume?
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 Nov 19, 2012, 09:30 PM
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Verrry interesting! Thanks yendor! gotta remember that's epp, though.
Anyhow have some epp and depron for now ,but would like to hear back from you if you sort out a size to post to aus.By the way the depron was 6mm thick and 39x13inches and i think it was 10 sheets, sorry cant remember postage.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 09:54 PM
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I'm playing with the USPS site and there may be some USPS priority mail international options, although we don't have a box for it at this point.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 03:28 PM
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I am not a fancy builder. Building just for fun, and something that will fly.
Just how much differance is there with the MPF from
EPP
PINK STUFF
BLUE STUFF
floor pink and blue flod stuff
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 03:32 PM
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OOPPPss
Forgot to add the Dapron to the mix
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Stiffness similiar to Blue FFF.
But MPF has more uniform thickness and surface finish. MPF is flater and has less waves in it.
White, no printing or skin to remove.

Less stiff than Depron and not nearly as brittle.

Much stiffer than EPP.

Lots of posts in this thread discussing these items.

Bottom line: MPF is way better for building planes, and has a cost between FFF and Depron.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 12:56 PM
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THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION
Now .
Help me with the little wife and the check book, for my winter build.
After 60 years. She still has the purse strings. Sad. But Yes, dear. I will only build
a few more planes.
Yes, dear, I understand that YOU CAN ONLY FLY ONE AT A TIME
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 02:53 PM
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If dear wife has trouble with the fun per buck of fomies, she just does not understand the alternatives. Compare the cost of say...golf, drinking, collecable cars, boats, full sized planes, hunting, fishing, heck even bowling costs more.

If you need more "help" than that it's time to either start earning some money of your own or being less honest with her. That last option just might lead to not needing to worry about what she thinks ever again. Give that some serious thought before selecting that choice.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:00 PM
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SARG5, it's time to be creative.
Tell your beloved that it's MPF or Depron, and quote her the relative prices.
Lie to her that you'll be able to sell some of the MPF and make a profit on the whole deal.
Point out that MPF is a product manufactured in America and sold in America by Americans. It's therefore your patriotic duty to buy MPF.
You don't have to fool her (we mostly can't do that) but your pitiful attempts may amuse her enough to loosen those purse strings.
It'll give her a good story to tell her girlfriends...
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:02 PM
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Well spoke, Elder bro! (especially that last part!)
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 03:18 PM
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MPF will soon be selling CF. And, there will be no extra shipping if we can slip it into a box of MPF for you!

The CF was delivered today. So, as soon as we can get the website set up it will be for sale.
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 05:35 PM
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MPF will soon be selling CF. And, there will be no extra shipping if we can slip it into a box of MPF for you!

The CF was delivered today. So, as soon as we can get the website set up it will be for sale.
I like the one stop shop Don ! I have not ordered any MPF yet i am still goofing off learning how to build planes with any kind of foam and dont want to waist the good stuff on them. Many other builder's have told me how great MPF is and they wont go back to using other foam so after the X-mas cash crunch is over i will place my first order and build a thing or two . joe
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Thank you everyone for the advise with the little wife of almost 60 years.
Yes, Agree there are many things much more expensive.
Golf- Tried that . did not like it..
Fishing- Have a 21 foot fishing boat
Fishing poles -- Have way to many
Fishing lures -- enough to start my own tackle shop
RV- have a 32 foot 5th wheel
Truck to pull the RV -- Have a 2010 Ford 350 dule.
Pull the RV all over the US to attend our Military Camping club. S.M.A.R.T. [SPECIAL MILITARY ACTIVE RETIRED AND HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS CLUB]'
Antiqueing.- House is full
Hunting equipment. - Been out deer hunting all morning.
Dove hunt is complete
Pheasant hunt is complete
We used to square dance
We belong to a local antique club
Back to fishing-
Give the wife the best fishing pole, best lure for the day, Best seat in the boat, bait her hook,
take her fish off for her, take her picture with the bigggest fish . I DO ALL OF THAT, BECAUSE THAT WILL KEEP ME IN A NEW BOAT.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, back to the MPF foam.
HA!!
Thanks a lot everyone. You are a great group of RC flyers and builders
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SEEING THE COUNTRY WE DEFEND
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 02:45 PM
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Forgot a couple of things
USED TO OWN AN REAL AIRPLANE. Just a little puddle jumper. Lots of fun
Retired Army
Retired Kansas Highway Patrol
Retired Dep. of Rev. Kansas
enough
have a good one
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 06:41 PM
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All that and she fusses about a few foamies????
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:08 AM
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I live in the country, and some of the packages I recieve are "a little worse for the wear" how do you think the foam will handle rural Wisconsin?
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