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Old Jun 02, 2005, 02:35 PM
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WalMart Foam Board 30" x 20" - Delta Wing Plans?

Hello everyone,

I was in WalMart yesterday & picked up a sheet of this stuff for $2.88 to see what I could make out of it. Hasn't someone posted plans for a delta wing made outta this stuff - like a 30 minute build? (who me, lazy?)

Compared to FF, it seems like it's sort of heavy with the paper on it but really strong, making it unique for certain projects. I always have a lot of FF on hand for regular construction, but I was just wondering what could be made out of this stuff "as is", without removing the paper.

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Happy buildin' & flyin',

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Old Jun 02, 2005, 02:42 PM
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Hello everyone,

I was in WalMart yesterday & picked up a sheet of this stuff for $2.88 to see what I could make out of it. Hasn't someone posted plans for a delta wing made outta this stuff - like a 30 minute build? (who me, lazy?)

Compared to FF, it seems like it's sort of heavy with the paper on it but really strong, making it unique for certain projects. I always have a lot of FF on hand for regular construction, but I was just wondering what could be made out of this stuff "as is", without removing the paper.

Thanks.

Happy buildin' & flyin',

Buzz
Do you mean a real RC one or a toy one? I not noticed that stuff in Wal-Mart how think or thin is it? I have been wanting delta plans to build one outof blue foam so maybe someone on here will give us some plans for one.Maybe?
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Old Jun 02, 2005, 02:52 PM
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Do you mean a real RC one or a toy one? I not noticed that stuff in Wal-Mart how think or thin is it? I have been wanting delta plans to build one outof blue foam so maybe someone on here will give us some plans for one.Maybe?
I bought a sheet of Elmer's Foam Board that measures 30" x 20" x 3/16" (3/16" = ~5mm). I'd like to make a delta wing out of one single sheet. I have a variety of motors & batteries & will prolly use a mid-wing pusher mount for the motor (to help balance with a 1050 3 cell lipo).

I already have plans for a 42 inch delta that flew great but it seems like this stuff is just too heavy for a 30 inch delta wing. I'll be more than happy to scale down the 42" delta I built - the plans for that are posted around here . . . prolly in the Flying Wings forum.
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Old Jun 02, 2005, 05:04 PM
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BM...I guess what you have is story board. Comes in different colors but usually white is cheaper than $2.99, it's usually about $1.99 for white especially at craft stores. Most guys depaper it by soaking in the tub and peeling it off. I have been using it for about a year and was just thinking of switching to FFF.

It make s a good model once you take the paper off...

I assume that's what you have
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Old Jun 02, 2005, 07:51 PM
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If you have a dollar store close by they get $.99 for it.
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Old Jun 02, 2005, 08:16 PM
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Cut yourself a delta shape. Stick a couple mini servos on for elevons. A kickin' motor and you are good to go. It's gonna be heavy, so make sure you got the power to spare.

If all else fails an os46 should get it up for ya.

Foamboard is decent with the paper off, almost any ff or depron design works great. Paper on is gonna take a few more watts to keep it movin. Something along the lines of the Mugi (coroplast) shape should work.

Have a blast,

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Old Jun 02, 2005, 08:38 PM
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Foamcore (foamboard, sturdyboard, etc) is really too heavy with the paper on. With it off, it's comparable to Depron but tends to be a bit softer; it works best structured, not so well for flat-wing profile designs.

= Mike
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Old Jun 02, 2005, 09:18 PM
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Im also working on a plane useing this material. You can easily peel the paper off. you can also leave like strips of the paper in some parts to keep sertine parts strong, like the ridge of a wing for example. the plane im working on is going to have a balsa/foam skeliton to help with the strength of the wings and such. Might also give it a coating of fiberglass resin for extra strength in a few areas. I cant wait to see how your plane turns out.
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I built this about 2 years ago, and it was the most successful scratch-built I've seen before or since. It flew perfectly first flight, so I went through the evolution from IPS-A / Nicad to LensRC / LiPoly. This bird will grow with your capabilities and desires.

http://www.acesim.com/rc/jsf/jsf.html
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Old Jun 02, 2005, 10:59 PM
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Here's the best use for it My .02 worth

The Jabear's simmlp Wing, for the money and the fun that can be had you just can't go wrong. I love it and fly it at the time, even made plans for a Delta tipe Simple Wing like it just need to get the time to build and get the C.G. down if you would like to try it here you go..

Hers's the first and
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=281606
second Thread:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...highlight=j250

The Video is really cool here's that's that link:
http://www.genebond.rchomepage.com/...mple%20Wing.wmv

Also some photo's of my Simple Wing its a blast to fly, Cheap to build. You just can't go wrong...give it a try you will really like it

P.S The Delta like "Simple Wing" if any one would like??
hope it helps
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Old Jun 03, 2005, 08:07 AM
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If all else fails an os46 should get it up for ya.
LOL!

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If you have a dollar store close by they get $.99 for it.
Thanks for the info - I live in a town of ~9000 people - we have 10 dollar stores. No, we're not in Beverly Hills any more, eh? (ha)

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Foamcore (foamboard, sturdyboard, etc) is really too heavy with the paper on. With it off, it's comparable to Depron but tends to be a bit softer; it works best structured, not so well for flat-wing profile designs.
That's sort of what I expected all along - thanks Mike. I feel . . . a sort of strength & security knowing that I still have 2/3 block of FFF just two feet behind me. I think I'll start carrying some 2 x 4 sheets with me in the car with a razor and some tape - will have to figure out how to get a 12V hot glue gun. You know, you never know when inspiration will hit you and, I always say it's better to have foam and not need it than to need it and not have any.

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Might also give it a coating of fiberglass resin for extra strength in a few areas.
Yeah, great suggestion & something just about everyone does after a while. I sometimes use epoxy when this is necessary, but I've found Probond (polyurethane glue) works great to strengthen wings and help them hold their shape.

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There's certainly nothing wrong with folks charging money for their plans but that's a turn off for me - I just don't do it. With so many folks here with free plans, why would anyone wanna pay for them? Besides, I enjoy the design phase and maybe 25% of the planes I design and build actually fly very well. You just can't get odds like that when you purchase proven designs - it usually takes all the agony out of the maiden.

Hmmmm . . . that didn't make a lot of sense . . . let's move on quickly, eh?

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The [edit]Jerbear's simple[/edit] Wing, for the money and the fun that can be had you just can't go wrong. I love it and fly it at the time, even made plans for a Delta tipe Simple Wing like it just need to get the time to build and get the C.G. down if you would like to try it here you go..
Great, great choice - I'll drag out the FFF and build one today. I guess I could use this Elmer's Foam Board (that's what the label indicates) for elevons or maybe target practice?

Thanks everyone - look for my JSW coming soon. I'll make one with twin Speed 280's - might have to scale it up a wee bit.

Happy flyin',

Buzz
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Old Jun 03, 2005, 01:14 PM
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12v hot glue gun.

You can take your UPS from your computer. It will supply 110/115 volts to the glue gun for quite a while. I've got an old one that I've removed the battery from, and pigtailed a pair of wires with clips. I use this to run many different things. TV,chargers, etc. Comes in real handy.
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You can take your UPS from your computer. It will supply 110/115 volts to the glue gun for quite a while. I've got an old one that I've removed the battery from, and pigtailed a pair of wires with clips. I use this to run many different things. TV,chargers, etc. Comes in real handy.
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Now I there's a good idea. Cant' tell you how many of these I've chucked.

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Old Jun 03, 2005, 01:36 PM
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I weighted some foamcore board parts with and w/o the paper on it, and it's 1/2 the weight with the paper removed. It's worth going through the soaking and scrubbing chore if you can't find Depron.
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Old Jun 03, 2005, 05:00 PM
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sturdyboard planes

I have built two planes swith sturdyboard, without the paper on. One is the JSF cutlass version seen in my avatar and recommended above. http://www.acesim.com/rc/jsf/jsf.html

The other is a seaplane, still under construction, of my own design.

To remove the paper you can soak it in a tub, blast it off with a garden hose, or put it in a black garbage bag with water in it and set it outside in the sun to bake. I use the garden hose method.

I used epoxy on the JSF. The seaplane was built entirely with hot glue and covered with solite.

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