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Old Feb 05, 2002, 03:17 PM
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I think Fred meant speaking about "how to build light", not "where to buy/get light materials".
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Old Feb 05, 2002, 04:25 PM
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I think Fred meant speaking about "how to build light", not "where to buy/get light materials".
I certainly hope so! I can't imagine Fred getting all testy over a couple of quasi-related humorous posts!
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Old Feb 05, 2002, 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by jberg:
I think Fred meant speaking about "how to build light", not "where to buy/get light materials".

I found that part to be informative too. Building light requires finding light materials. Foam plates are on the list for my next grocery store trip.

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Old May 18, 2008, 11:34 PM
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As far as lightening electronics,I see PCBs that have some(though very little) unused copper between traces and components. WHy not use a dremel tool(micro diamond engraver,or smaller) to cut,or sand these areas away,so that the PCB looks as if it were freefromed? There would be less weight,and the pcb would(maybe)look a bit neater. Im sure sub-gram modelers would be able to shave that extra 0.01 gram off their planes :P
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Old May 19, 2008, 03:13 AM
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Or just do what a few guys here have done allready and don't use any PCB for subgram planes...
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Old Feb 25, 2009, 12:40 AM
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I hate to add fuel to the fire, like many of us I came here to find ways to build lighter but I also agree finding the right materials is key.

That said, Dariy Queen cake sheets are kinda like depron althou slightly curved. Kinda like the foam plates but a little bigger or there are the rectangular ones.

I've picked up dozens of sheets for free just ask the lovely girls behind the counter
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