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Old Jul 31, 2001, 03:09 PM
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Looking for High Quality Coroplast Zagi Winglets?

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Old Jul 31, 2001, 03:31 PM
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Maybe it's just hard to see on the photos, but those winglets dont look like coroplast. They look like sheet plastic of some sort. Am I not seeing things correctly, or is there some confusion on terminology?
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Old Jul 31, 2001, 03:47 PM
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Well, it's hard to see what the winglets are actually made of in the picture because they are covered with black packing tape. However, you are correct about the terminology. The original winglets that come in the Zagi kits are actually made of what they call PVC sheeting material, which is what I use. However, for clarity purposes everyone refers to that type of winglet as a coroplast winglet, so I decided to call them that rather than explain the difference. However, the winglets I make are of the exact same material as the original "coroplast" winglets in the Zagi kits.
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Old Jul 31, 2001, 04:59 PM
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Oh so that isn't coroplast? I went and got Coroplast (tm) from a sign company and man is that stuff ugly and kinda heavy too. So what exactly is the the Zagi "coroplast" if you don't mind sharing? Thanks.

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Old Jul 31, 2001, 05:09 PM
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Basically, the winglets are made of thin plastic that is light yet rigid enough to supply ample stability to your Zagi. The store that I finally found that carried the stuff called it PVC sheeting material. I guess it's made of the same stuff PVC pipes are made of but in a thin sheet form. The only problem is that I had to buy a HUGE sheet of it and that's why I'm trying to get rid of it. If you need any of the stuff let me know.
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Old Jul 31, 2001, 06:15 PM
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The stock winglets are not coroplast. Coroplast is "Corrugated Plastic". Imagine Corrugated Cardboard (the material used in shipping boxes), but made out of plastic instead. People generally **replace** the winglets with coroplast, so it looks like you just bought a very large quantity of the stuff all the Zagi owners are trying to get rid of
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Old Jul 31, 2001, 06:34 PM
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Everyone refers to the stock winglets that the newer Zagi kits come with as "coroplast". I'm using PVC sheets, which are identical to the stock Zagi 400X winglets. For simplification purposes I was calling it Coroplast because that is what everyone else has been calling it for months. I see now this issue has evolved into mayhem. To make things simple for purposes of Zagis and this board COROPLAST = PVC SHEETING = PERFECT ZAGI WINGLETS =)
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Old Jul 31, 2001, 06:44 PM
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The stock winglets are not coroplast. Coroplast is "Corrugated Plastic". Imagine Corrugated Cardboard (the material used in shipping boxes), but made out of plastic instead. People generally **replace** the winglets with coroplast, so it looks like you just bought a very large quantity of the stuff all the Zagi owners are trying to get rid of
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Old Jul 31, 2001, 06:47 PM
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Lemme guess you are Humpty Dumpty and those words are going to mean exactly what you want them to mean

Coroplast is a registered trademark and furthermore recent threads have indicated that Hobbico have a worldwide patent on it's use in making model aeroplanes - maybe even including Zagi winglets.

What you describe is NOT Coroplast - the original Zagi had Coroplast winglets and the new Zagi has sheet plastic winglets, which apparently from the answers you have received some people are replacing these with Coroplast. If you intend selling these uncorrugated winglets and describing them as Coroplast then you'll probably end up in the Customer Advocacy forum.

Maybe you could send a set to Tic for review

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Old Jul 31, 2001, 06:58 PM
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Old Jul 31, 2001, 07:07 PM
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LOL, it's not like I'm trying to push these upon you. If you want go find a store that sells something similar to what Trick R/C sells (if you can) and cut them yourself then do it. But, for $3.00, it will save you looking through the yellow pages and asking about thin plastic and having the other guy on the phone saying "huh? what is coroplast?". To those who don't want my winglets no hard feelings and good luck finding what you need.
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Old Jul 31, 2001, 08:57 PM
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That isn't coroplast by ANY name! That's the really thin winglets that shipping with today's Zagi's, the ones that flutter real hard when you go fast. If you look sideways at a sheet of coroplast, it looks like this...

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Kinda =)
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Old Jul 31, 2001, 09:14 PM
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Exactly, but coroplast is way too thick to use on a zagi. The newer kits use thin plastic sheeting, not the clear plastic that is a bit thin. Anyone here have problems with the white plastic winglets that ship with their zagis? Fluttering problems specifically? I think not..
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