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Old Jul 06, 2004, 11:31 PM
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Does your fan fold have ripples?

Is it typical for the Fan Fold to have “ribs” pressed into it? Like evenly spaced indentions all the way down on every sheet? I haven’t seen much (Any) fan fold except the bundle I found @ Lowe’s so I have no point of reference. It would be much easier to work with if it was smooth like depron. I have uploaded a pic, the ripples are worse than they look in the picThanks for any help
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Old Jul 06, 2004, 11:39 PM
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yep mine does, but it has no affect on fligth.


you can get straigth by puting cut out parts in the oven at 200*F between two panes of glass. I have never tried it but I think it could work.


BTW welcome to the forum
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Old Jul 06, 2004, 11:42 PM
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My wife would love to see that... LOL
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Old Jul 06, 2004, 11:45 PM
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he he

Thats why I never tried
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Old Jul 06, 2004, 11:48 PM
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Thanks for the reply, I have been wondering how common that was.
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Old Jul 07, 2004, 12:06 AM
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Every single bit of fanfold i have seen has ripples, some worse than otehrs, it's nothing to worry about .

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Old Jul 07, 2004, 10:48 AM
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Mine's rippled too. Doesn't seem to bother my 3DX at all.
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Old Jul 07, 2004, 01:03 PM
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i have seen maybe 2 bundles with no ripples .. neither were mine .. over 3 years building with it and thats been all i have seen . i would say 1 bundle in a thousand has no or very little ripples .. sanding and covering the foam or painting gets rid of the ripples .. or baking in a wing jig gets rid of them ..
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Old Jul 07, 2004, 02:38 PM
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Sounds like the ripples are pretty common, even to my stash of FFF. I simply ignore them.
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