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Old Apr 27, 2011, 11:12 PM
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Thanks alot. I appreciate the help guys. Ill try adobe reader x and start on my first build.
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Old May 11, 2011, 04:26 PM
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Kiss My Bass


my new little portable fun flyer. made with $Tree rediboard with paper removed. used sukhoi gear and 4site motor
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Old May 11, 2011, 07:51 PM
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That's shiny. I like the name too. Way to go on the weight.
Old May 25, 2011, 05:55 PM
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Rediboard Weight?


I remember seeing (but of course can't find now) a post where someone compared the weight of a sheet of DTF with the paper on and off. Anybody have that info?
Old May 25, 2011, 06:06 PM
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someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but if my memory serves me correct, I think you are looking at about a 40% weight reduction when removing the paper...
Old May 25, 2011, 06:21 PM
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someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but if my memory serves me correct, I think you are looking at about a 40% weight reduction when removing the paper...
That sounds about right and can be a touch more depending on the humidity. that paper does weigh a lot.
Old May 25, 2011, 06:23 PM
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I just bought 10 sheets at the local Dollar Tree. The paper can off extra easy, it started coming off on it's own as soon as the Awesome set in. Unfortunately I'm seeing some waviness that my older sheets don't have. I'm hoping it's just a bad batch and not the new norm...although it's still usable.
Old May 25, 2011, 06:32 PM
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I saw minor waves in my last batch from about 6 months ago as well. Nothing serious, but noticeable.

The paper does indeed weigh a lot.
Old May 25, 2011, 06:43 PM
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Every batch I've ever purchased has also had some waviness to it... makes determining the grain direction really simple. I hope it is not getting more "wavy".
Old May 25, 2011, 06:58 PM
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For me, the waviness has only been on one side.
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Old May 25, 2011, 06:59 PM
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our dollar store , here has 3 boxes .. 1 is wavey .. LOL

i cant see a batch number or such .. LOL
Old May 25, 2011, 07:00 PM
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I'v seen the waviness come and go. Some you can hardly see and others are rather noticeable. Depends on the box. I'm lucky as our local $tree sells a pant load of the stuff and usually have 2 and sometimes 3 boxes open at any given time. So I get to pick and chose.
Old May 25, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Good to know, guys! Thanks -- I'll definitely be on the lookout for the less "wavy" stuff! I've also noticed variations in the sheet thickness -- I always try and choose the thicker sheets, but now that I'm trying to get away from box fuses, the thinner stuff may be more usefull for skinning...
Old May 25, 2011, 08:19 PM
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i mark my batches with # on the paper .. all batches frome same box seem to have same thickness n density ..


i think i still have 16 good sheets .
i used to buy balsa same way.
Old May 25, 2011, 08:31 PM
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Well, I've been buying this stuff for a couple of years now and I've seen some waves before but this is really bad. You can see it before the paper is even off and feel it running your hands by it. It's almost like slightly melted stripes down it. Comparing to older sheets these new ones are whiter paper than the older ones, and as I said before the paper came off easier than any others I've had too. At first I was like "cool!" before I noticed the waves.

They also had some black for the first time. Well, the paper was black but the foam was white. I looked at a piece and the paper seemed to come off as easy as the white stuff too. I didn't get the black because I knew I'd remove the paper anyway, but now I think I'll go back and see if it's a better batch of foam.


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