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Old May 18, 2004, 09:09 PM
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Where to buy thin EPP sheets? (2, 3 & 4 mm)

Looking for blade cut 2, 3 * 4 mm blade cut EPP sheets 1.0 lb so I can make up some of these fun new designs, but this stuff does not seem to be available locally.

These guys have 1.3 lb sheet in 3 and 4mm but would ideally like the 1 lb that is getting called out.
http://www.flyingfoam.com/foamsheet.html

Also, I've lost my links for the small carbon fiber supplies. Like the 1mm stuff.

Thanks,
-Wayne
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Old May 18, 2004, 09:16 PM
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Hey Wayne--
I've gotten into flying these little things-- got a Shock Flyer to start-- but now want to build my own. Have some depron coming-- would like to get together with you and compare notes---
Tim
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Old May 18, 2004, 09:28 PM
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Sounds good to me.. As I recall you live out here near me...? Lake Forest.

I've built up a proto-type CD rom motor conversion to play with. Thinking of building up one of the 19-20" wing span 3D trainers. Build some of the bigger once I build up a more powerful motor.

-Wayne
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Old May 18, 2004, 09:41 PM
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sloper steve has the 1# epp but still hasn't figured out how to machine slice it, hippo dan is supposed to have 3mm in rolls or fanfold or something but the shipping is high to so cal so he's suggesting people gang up an order
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Old May 18, 2004, 10:42 PM
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They're all linked from my homepage:

http://pappatop.devnul.org/
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Old May 18, 2004, 11:48 PM
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been on your site before and just looked again and can't find the link. u do have some good contruction techniques but couldn't figure out how the 20# mono on the spars help. is the 18# tyvek better or thicker than the priorty envelopes and should u line the whole inside of the fuse with it or some tyvek some strapping tape
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Old May 19, 2004, 12:39 AM
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Carbon sources

http://www.nyblimp.com/

http://ecom.citystar.com/hang-em-hig...ARS+%2d+Carbon

http://www.homefly.com/products.asp?id=8

I just ordered some carbon rods from David @ homefly and the shipping was lightning quick. The post office ripped the shipping tube in half but the rods were undamaged. Dave was great to deal with, I screwed up my original order but he changed it for me after I emailed him. This was over a weekend. Great service.
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Old May 19, 2004, 05:51 AM
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been on your site before and just looked again and can't find the link. u do have some good contruction techniques but couldn't figure out how the 20# mono on the spars help. is the 18# tyvek better or thicker than the priorty envelopes and should u line the whole inside of the fuse with it or some tyvek some strapping tape
Foam Sheets:

http://www.flyingfoam.com/ (site seems down. talk to Bob Melon bob@flyingfoam.com )

or

http://www.edgerc.com/

The 20# monofilament and Tyvek add ridgidity and strength to the wing spar.

The Tyvek is almost the same thickness as the envelopes and goes on the exterior ONLY of the fuselage. Henkel Brand "Clear Duck Tape" reinforces the EPP Fuse halves on the inside, and 3/8" wide strapping tape reinforces the "backbone" of the fuse.

I can't post a Screenshot of the plans which detail the preparation and Tyvek application on the fuse, their too big. The pictures loose their legability when shrunk. PM me with your e-mail if you want a copy.

The weight of the two fuse halves combined is 1.4 oz.

Cheapest Carbon Rod:

http://www.goodwindskites.com/merch/...?cat=framework
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Old May 19, 2004, 01:43 PM
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Foam Sheets:

http://www.flyingfoam.com/ (site seems down. talk to Bob Melon bob@flyingfoam.com )

or

http://www.edgerc.com/
Thanks for the links!!

Both of the sites above seem to be sourcing the same material in 1.3#. No sources for the 1#? Anyone? or am i wasting time trying to track something down that is only available in Japan?

Thanks!

-Wayne
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Old May 19, 2004, 01:59 PM
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I've found some #1.0 density EPP Foam, but they don't already come sliced.

Good Luck!
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Old May 19, 2004, 02:49 PM
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OK, maybe I missed somthing.. Is there a way to slice our own?

-Wayne
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Old May 19, 2004, 03:51 PM
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Yeah, hotwire. But it aint fun!
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Old May 19, 2004, 04:25 PM
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Hot wire on 1# EPP would defeat the purpose of 1#. I'd be better off with the 1.3 sliced in terms of weight. Right?

-Wayne
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Old May 19, 2004, 06:49 PM
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You could build a wire slicer which would work similar to a band saw, just uses braided steel wire for the "saw" blade. I've considered doing it but really don't have the room at home for it!
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Old May 19, 2004, 09:02 PM
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Yeah.. No space here either.. Already have a drill press in my kitchen.

-Wayne
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