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Old Jul 26, 2002, 11:53 PM
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..contact Lowes

..ask if they plan on following Wal-Mart and Home Depot into Canada....and if so bring this.....

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Old Jul 27, 2002, 02:43 AM
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Bluecor...is that the insulation that you can gouge your fingernail in one way but not the other way? I mean does it have some sort of grain to it?
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Old Jul 27, 2002, 09:51 AM
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Not exactly.

It has a little bit of a grain. but for the most part can be used in either direction. You can find out more here:

What is Fan-Fold Foam?

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Old Jul 27, 2002, 11:54 AM
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I started out using Bluecor and had a lot of fun, but once I started using Zepron from www.airdyn.com I never have used Bluecor again. It comes in 1' x 2' sheets in three thicknesses and two types for $1 a sheet, minimum 25 sheets. One type is like McDonalds food packaging with the tough skin and the other is more like an ucooked version that can be shaped and cooked. If you look in the gallery there are at least four planes that I have made from Zepron, the last one being the Pushy G. I also use Depron. It is not as stiff as the tough skin version of Zepron and is better for forming into round fuselages and such.

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Old Jul 27, 2002, 12:31 PM
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I started out using Bluecor and had a lot of fun, but once I started using Zepron from www.airdyn.com I never have used Bluecor again. It comes in 1' x 2' sheets in three thicknesses and two types for $1 a sheet, minimum 25 sheets. One type is like McDonalds food packaging with the tough skin and the other is more like an ucooked version that can be shaped and cooked. If you look in the gallery there are at least four planes that I have made from Zepron, the last one being the Pushy G. I also use Depron. It is not as stiff as the tough skin version of Zepron and is better for forming into round fuselages and such.

Len

Sounds good, are these two products easier to obtain than Bluecor?

Anyone know if they are available in Canada?

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Old Jul 27, 2002, 04:47 PM
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AirDyn ships, but I don't know how hard it is to get it into Canada. I bought a nice receiver from Sky Hooks and Rigging, a Canadian firm so I know things can cross the border by post comming this way. I sent an email to airdyn asking about shipping to Canada. I will let you know the answer.

http://www.flyelectric.ukgateway.net/

Has a lot of sources listed and advice for tracking down substitutes.

When they package meat in grocery stores, do they put it in white plastic trays. Depron is often used for that. Sometimes you can buy them from the grocer. The McDonalds pancake packages are Depron.

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Old Jul 27, 2002, 07:53 PM
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thanks...

..appreciate your assistance.....

your from the land of Hobby Hanger.....got a Scout from them a while back,not built yet. How far are you from Orlando?


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Old Jul 27, 2002, 08:33 PM
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About an hour and 15 minnutes. I did buy some Depron from BCarter@icnet.com - he is located in Orlando. I believe he takes PayPal.

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Old Jul 27, 2002, 08:43 PM
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I'm with U Netforce2k

Hey netforce i feel your pain!
livin in toronto i got no bluecor in sight either.
Home Depot carries that compressed foam but that thing is HEAVY!!

Canadian Tire shouldn't even be called a hardware store!!!!!!!!!

I like u have looked everywhere.....
...and i don't want to mail order... the shipping charges would probably cost more than the foam
i decided to settle for less tho
bought some foam used for insuation in homes it's ok stuff not the best but it is light, lightest i could find
Got it from Rona Lansing
haven't started building with it yet tho
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Old Jul 28, 2002, 08:51 AM
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Yeah well, thats what I'm using too... its just a bit harder/longer to work with when you want to make complex shapes and round fuse... 1" blue foam is as thin as I can find here, can't be heat formed unless you have an industrial oven ;-) which would be easier to find around here !!!

Anyways, I've called a couple of other places, siding stores and wood floor shop... they're not using that stuff, they didn't even know about it. Everytime I explained them what it is I get the exact same answer... "1/4" inch insulation ? You wont insulate anything with that"... GRRRrrr !!!

Whats the most discouraging is every new threads about new Bluecor projects I read and how I see people working with this stuff...

So please people in sympathy for us, could you ALL and I mean EVERYONE on the board, stop buying / working Bluecor ??? Hehehe, naaaaahhh, nevermind, I've started to lose it !
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Old Jul 29, 2002, 06:03 AM
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I received a reply from Gabe at airdyn.com and he said shipping Zepron to Canada is no problem.

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Old Jul 29, 2002, 08:53 AM
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GET ORGANIZED

why not see if any body is planning a vacation in beautiful Canada, soon , they could arrange to meet you , perhaps have some coffee or a few beers, Ehh! and bring you a bundle , why depend on pricy shipping companies? Friends help friends! You could run a thread like....would anybody like to come to Canada and bring me some fanfold????whats'so hard about that???????
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Old Aug 13, 2002, 06:43 PM
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Other materials

Alright, This one's for Netforce2k

If u (like me) have completely given up on foam, try cardboard or cloroplast

I saw an article in RCM "for what it's worth" book on an entire plane built from cardboard

Check out these links as well:

http://www.spadtothebone.com/SPAD/

http://www.rcfly.8m.com/

i just started building with cardboard to see how it will turn out

Good luck to ya!
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Old Aug 13, 2002, 08:19 PM
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sturdyboard at the art supply

try Beingfang "sturdyboard"..soak off the paper...depron or close
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Old Sep 24, 2009, 08:59 AM
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Blucore and Depron 6mm Foam in Canada

I used to fly the gas planes over 20 years ago and left the hobby due to the sheer expense involved. After looking at some things on youtube and seeing foamies / electric planes take a huge place in this hobby, I decided to get back into this hobby and make my own foamies (It's been awhile but I figure it'll be great fun just to get back into it).

Here is what I have learned about Bluecore and Depron foams:

They are both used as insulative foam in construction. Now, here's why it's not carried in Canada: It DOES NOT meet code requirements in Canada so no-one in the construction industry in Canada will buy it if it does not meet code and cannot be used (Remember, stores stock products based on demand).

SO, because it does not meet code and cannot be used by the industry it is intended for, it will not be carried in stores like Home depot in Canada. However, in my quest to locate this elusive beast (6mm Depron) in Canada, I have stumbled on an unconfirmed location as yet in St-Bruno, Quebec that may stock it.

They have a website that is undergoing updates (And it's in french from what I can tell. Sorry for that but it's not my site...) at http://www.letambourin.com/ . I'm hoping to get out to the location in person (It's about 20 minutes drive from me) within the next couple of weeks to confirm it.

I'll try to get an update as soon as possible. Hang in there folks, there may be a supplier in Quebec...
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