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Oct 25, 2017, 04:43 AM
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Thin paper covered foam sheet?


Any source for 1/32" or 1/16"thk paper covered foam board? That would be .75mm and thk.

If not, I'm thinking I can make my own sheets cut from 2lb styrofoam, as it's stiffer than 1/lb and cuts cleaner with a hot wire, Attaching straw colored tissue presents some problems but not insurmountable.

I want to cut ribs and use as wide wing sheeting , etc. A direct substitute for balsa.
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Oct 27, 2017, 05:04 PM
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A long time ago I sheeted a foam core wing with "tag board". Maybe you could produce your own sheets using tag board and foam core. Use epoxy or Polyurethane glue to bond the parts together.

Oh, the wing worked just fine. It was plenty strong, maybe a tad heavy but my selection of tag board was pretty limited then.

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Oct 28, 2017, 04:17 AM
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i've made my own foamboard using 60g kraft paper. much lighter and stiffer than the arts and crafts stuff. basic idea is that the paper goes on wet and then shrinks to create a drum tight skin. newsprint can be used for a lighter version. same idea and process as paper covered foam core wings.


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