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Jul 08, 2007, 09:01 AM
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Oh no not the duct tape again
It is heavy, will need adhesive. In the sun it gets gooey.
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Jul 08, 2007, 09:40 AM
great post ty , i am building planes and this helped me
Jul 13, 2007, 06:48 AM
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Double sided tape


I picked up this tape from Harbor Freight. It actually stuck better to epp than to styrofoam. It stuck so well to epp that the foam tore when pulling it apart rather than the tape delaminating...amazing!! Especially for epp.

I will be using this to attach servos etc. to epp.

BTW, the tape is thin and is not heavy.
Jul 13, 2007, 07:10 AM
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Nice find Dan, that'll be useful for KF strips aswell.

BTW, Plans are up in the EPP Cutlass thread now : https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=675318 (page 2)
Jul 13, 2007, 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by firetrappe
Nice find Dan, that'll be useful for KF strips aswell.

BTW, Plans are up in the EPP Cutlass thread now : https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=675318 (page 2)
Thanks again Si, This tape would be great for a KF strip. Just be careful when joining, you may only get one chance....you may not be able to peel it up once stuck.

I posted Tom's Cutlass in the Jets section of the plans. Thanks for creating the drawings Si!!
Jul 16, 2007, 04:54 AM
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New cutting tool


Here is another tool for cutting foam which was posted by Rampman. This tool is half excato knife and half soldering iron. Check out this link for a clip of the tool in action.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...20#post7810032
Jul 16, 2007, 05:35 PM
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Check out this web site, it is full of 3 views

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Aug 04, 2007, 03:09 PM
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Here are a few more EPP plans that i've found on my travels : http://www.h2.dion.ne.jp/~abcabc/zumen.html

FT.
Aug 04, 2007, 05:55 PM
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Wasn't there a EPP version of the Superfly delta that someone did awhile back? I think that will be my next build but use a KF strip at about 50% chord using 6mm for the body and 3mm for the KF part.
Aug 04, 2007, 06:02 PM
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You EPP builders need to check out the "Plane in a Box " thread ... looks like a Contest brewing now
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Aug 06, 2007, 12:38 PM
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have to add some tips!
Aug 06, 2007, 01:23 PM
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have to add some tips!

Looking forward to your contribution!!!!
Aug 06, 2007, 06:32 PM
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Some Simple building tips with EPP Foam.


Building a Hinge.

Material used 9mm EPP Foam
1 new #11 X-acto blade
1 medal straight edge ruler
1 roll of strapping tape (the kind with little threads of fiberglass in it)

(NOW FOR A BIG SECRET)

Buy using this method your Aileron section will be slightly longer then it used to be trim as need (just cut a little off the back side Much faster and cleaner then trying to cut a 45)
Aug 06, 2007, 09:39 PM
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Thanks Tallflyer, I've update the post on hinging to include this tip.

Any more tips??
Aug 06, 2007, 10:10 PM
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Thanks Tallflyer, I've update the post on hinging to include this tip.

Any more tips??
I have a a bunch of little trick and tips I will post as time permits!


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