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Oct 28, 2015, 10:07 AM
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Will be updated on an ongoing basis.

Foam suppliers:


khen's foam and other supplies
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FancyFoam EPP and Depron Kits, building supplies electronics


SDParkFlyers - US shipments only.
http://www.sdparkflyers.com/foam.html


Utahflyers.org
http://www.utahflyers.org/index.php?...d=87&Itemid=42


Flying foam.com
http://www.flyingfoam.com/foamsheet.html


EPP Hobbies web site.
http://www.epphobbies.com/


RC Sky Flyers
http://rcskyflyer.com/ white and black epp foam.

RC Foam
http://www.rcfoam.com/cart.php?targe...category_id=76

Foamworks
http://www.foamworks.co.nz/index.php?cPath=38

EPP540
http://epp540.com/

Flying Wings in U.K has some colored epp too.
http://www.flyingwings.co.uk/store/i...hp?cPath=87_88

Grayson Hobby
http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...cad0063030ebc2

WMParkFlyer; We have 9mm EPP and can ship any size you want ... our sheets come in at 72" X 48" We typically ship 24 X 36 sheets. You can also order your electronics here as well.

RCFoamies.com Foam, carbon, kits and electronics.

http://foam-tac.com/

http://www.lightrc.com/ 1.3#, 1.9#, 24" x 36" sheets, 3mm, 6mm, 9mm sheets

Plans for EPP planes:

...Web sites with multiple plans

Mark's web site for free plans
http://www.airlightrc.co.uk


Sloper Steve's plans
http://www.slofly.com

GPW when asked about his huge array of plans: "Lead , they ALL were built out of EPP..... ever since blucor became scarce... I started building with Sloper Steves brand of EPP... All of these worked just fine in EPP... the EPP Dart however , does have an AquaRider fuselage...
The new Skyray is a super EPP flier..."
http://www.foamfly.com/gallery/Glen


.... BEGINNER PLANES


Motorheads EZ-Fly a very easy to fly and rugged beginner plane

Hughberts' Epparasol. A nice looking RET high wing airplane. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=889360


Gene Bond's EPPiper
, Modified from his BluCub2 plans.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...postcount=1185
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ight=Bluecub+2


Gene Bond's Smart Dart. Not originally designed as an epp plane, but several have built this design from epp and have loved it.

Here is a link to the plans with several variations:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...31&postcount=60

Here is a link the the Smart Dart's thread. Contains some nice video links.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...highlight=plans



....Backyard/Park flyers

Eruji's very nice looking EPP Outrageish Bipe
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1084649


Sq2 A simple RET (rudder elevator throttle), nice flying plane
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=819939

Nutball Very aerobatic 3ch front yard flier
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836389

Fidgit 3D very capable aerobatic plane for small spaces
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=796111

Sumo 3D; plans, build log, video great indoor plane, many sizes now
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=710077

BeeGee http://www.ampaviators.com/index.php...d=56&Itemid=30

Flopsalot Quick build good flyer! https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=700681

SFO, Slo Flying Object Nice flyer, great video! https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&highlight=sfo

VectorX Cool, hovers!! https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680672

Puff - The Magic Dragon, a flying dragon!!
http://www.flyelectric.ukgateway.net/puff.htm

PurFoamance Extra, Nice looking aerobatic plane, some unique building techniques!
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=738450

FireFly, Indoor and outdoor capable simple delta, easy to build.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=943610

M-ofo by Tomgirling; an epp version of the successful IFO design.

....Scale




....Jets


Boxhead and Dekans' Innovative "Delkan"; KF step, no vertica fins!!
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ghlight=delkan

Tomcor's Cutlass
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9&postcount=25
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=675318

Mig 29 John Bright plans built in epp
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=650083

F-15 from Steve Shumate's plans built in epp
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ight=epp+plans

F-22 by Dekan A nice simple Epp build, 22" span. Full page and tiled pdf plans drawn by Firetrapp. Based on a proven depron version by Kosh.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=740049


....Scale[/B]

Here are very nice some semi scale epp slope glider kits... convert to electric.
http://www.davesaircraftworks.com/



...Gliders


Here is a good plane for a first timers. Really cheap FIK EPP gliders. You add your own electronics
http://www.ncweb.com/biz/dan/Planes.html and another...
www.Flyingwings.co.uk

...Indoor and 3D

EPP Edge 540 T Indoor/outdoor 3D and freestyle plane.

"EPPYAK55" Indoor 3D and freestyle plane, also outdoor
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964237

"Tiny 3D" Epp Flyer originally designed by DynoMike, thread by Gramps:>)
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=883669

EPP Axis by Signflyer, great looking indoor pattern plane
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=899205

Mini Cassutt, full fuse scale indoor pylon racer...beautiful build.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852575


540, Full fuse semi scale monoplane
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...50#post6418650


Yak 54, Semi scale 3d monplane
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420980


Bounce 3D, Nice monplane
http://www.flyelectric.ukgateway.net/bounce.htm


Ulltimate, 3d park flyer, plans and videos
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...94#post6175094


Silent Mite, beautiful epp monoplane
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=618057

SuperSlo 28, a classic and one of the original indoor/3D by Sloper Steve. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=959721



Infineon, plans, videos and buid log
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=606425


Yuk 54 This site includes plans and video.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=194431

Here is the post from this thread with an epp version.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...9&postcount=470

EPP clone of the Great Planes VFO, a tail sitter modeled after the Pogo. https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1175978

...Other

Firetrappes' Japanes links:
"Ok, here's a few links for inspiration and they also show some EPP building techniques (mostly in Japanese but lots of pictures).

The Japanese are big fans of EPP and have been developing their methods for years. There are two main EPP kit manufacturers in Japan, Carden Aircraft (www.carden-jp.com) and Hokusei Models (http://www.hokusei-kobe.co.jp/products.htm).

Carden manufacture the Eclipse (amongst others) which Jason Noll flew at the 2006 ETOC. Build pictures here : http://carden.zouri.jp/ECLIPSE/ecbuild.htm

Hokusei manufacture lots of different EPP models, but one of my favorites is the Silhouette. Build pictures and videos here : http://www.hokusei-japan.com/ikecha...tte-prt1-2.html

The Silhouette uses some complex carbon spars for strengthening, but for anyone that fancies a challenging build then 'Just Shootme' has drawn up plans which are available here : https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...740&postcount=7

Oh, and for those of you who prefer jets to bipes, have a look at A-Crew's website for ideas : http://www.gcpcorp.jp/a-crew/catalog.html



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Just FYI, I'm sure that you may already know this, but some of those links posted are either broken or are no longer available. I didn't check out the rest, but links #, 3, 4 and 5 are no longer.
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Oct 28, 2015, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Robert4613
Just FYI, I'm sure that you may already know this, but some of those links posted are either broken or are no longer available. I didn't check out the rest, but links #, 3, 4 and 5 are no longer.
I'll go through those links soon and update as required, thanks for the heads up.

ps. I've updated the EPP foam suppliers listing...all the links are good at this time.

Also, if any one knows of other suppliers, just let me know and I'll add to the list.
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Oct 28, 2015, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by leadfeather
I'll go through those links soon and update as required, thanks for the heads up.

ps. I've updated the EPP foam suppliers listing...all the links are good at this time.

Also, if any one knows of other suppliers, just let me know and I'll add to the list.
You're welcome! I didn't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but upon entering each thread is when I had discovered this. But, the ones that I was able to enter were, what should I say, an awesome discovery of suppliers. I'll go through it again when I get some more time.
Dec 14, 2015, 05:50 AM
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epp foam and cutting service


In the Netherlands there is Birds-eye-view.nl and they are cutting and milling foam and selling epp block and plate material. They also have a cutting and milling service so that you get your parts precut. Their cutting quality is very high, often between 0.1 and 0.05mm accurate. They also have a built option so that you own design arrives pre built.
Dec 14, 2015, 06:55 PM
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Hey guys, how are we going to put this FAA number on our EPP planes?

It's got to readable, legible and permanent.
Dec 14, 2015, 07:07 PM
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When did this happen?....not heard of any such number required...just the ama number. Did hear something in the wind about registering an fpv plane but nothing certain.

(dont want to hijack a thread though) ...if you have info please post a link to it.
Dec 14, 2015, 07:09 PM
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When did this happen?....not heard of any such number required...just the ama number. Did hear something in the wind about registering an fpv plane but nothing certain.

(dont want to hijack a thread though) ...if you have info please post a link to it.
It's a hot topic over here.
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2561476
Dec 14, 2015, 08:23 PM
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Even before I read your reply (thanks), Flitetest sent out their notice on it as well as RCPowers.

Yeah..it'll be a hot topic... but I did think of a way I'll put my number in the plane..
Wont even have to paint it on. Just print my name , AMA number (and real small...the new faa number) on an address label and stick them on all my batteries, The label will stick well on the battery and will always be in the planes I fly ...even the nitro ones, and accessible without tools.

anything I'll be flying over .5 lbs will have RC on board and will require a battery....simple...

so don't need to worry about how we get it to stay on EPP planes....and didn't even hijack the thread ....lol
Dec 14, 2015, 08:38 PM
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Originally Posted by gittarpikk
Even before I read your reply (thanks), Flitetest sent out their notice on it as well as RCPowers.

Yeah..it'll be a hot topic... but I did think of a way I'll put my number in the plane..
Wont even have to paint it on. Just print my name , AMA number (and real small...the new faa number) on an address label and stick them on all my batteries, The label will stick well on the battery and will always be in the planes I fly ...even the nitro ones, and accessible without tools.

anything I'll be flying over .5 lbs will have RC on board and will require a battery....simple...

so don't need to worry about how we get it to stay on EPP planes....and didn't even hijack the thread ....lol
How to affix the registration number is posted here;
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...&postcount=406
Dec 15, 2015, 08:19 AM
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It clearly says you have to mark your plane, not your battery.
Jan 13, 2016, 05:37 AM
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There aren't many EU suppliers in that list?
I know one or two, might help someone get epp?

I got my latest batch of EPP from epp-versand.de.
If you can understand the german(or use google translate), the prices and shipping in the EU are reasonable, the foam is good(in my limited experience) and its cheaper than the uk suppliers I know of.

Please excuse my rambling...

Price per sheet of 6mm 1.3# epp in flying-dog.co.uk is 5.90... . In euros thats 7.89..
And then shipping to anywhere in EU(excluding UK) is nearly 30 euros(Even ROI, a stones throw away!)... (Does not apply to scratch builders living in UK)


The equivalent per sheet in epp-versand(6mm, 20g/L) is 6 euro per sheet, and shipping is only 15 euro.
(Sheets in example are same size)

I also know of a shop based in France, never used them, but prices are similarly reasonable:
http://www.polymodel.fr/

Is the reason for this because of the pounds-euro conversion? It skews the scales so EU shops pricing in euros offer the better deal?
Or is there another reason/s?

So in summery, my list:
UK suppliers:
http://robotbirds.com/ (Used them in "13, good then. Don't know about now)

flying-dog.co.uk

Suppliers on mainland EU:
http://www.epp-versand.de/(Bought from. Christian(the owner) provided good service and quick shipping. Will likely use again. He sells cheap depron too)

http://www.polymodel.fr/

Anyone have more suggestions?
Last edited by fossil1999; Jan 13, 2016 at 05:42 AM.
Jan 14, 2016, 10:51 AM
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Foam board = depron?


Err, I know Depron is not FT Foam Board (Dollar Board).

But is this not depron that hobbyking are listing below?

https://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...0&currentPage=

It is for a pack 20 sheets measuring 5mm x 500mm x 1000mm and the price works out at under a 1 a sheet yes?
Jan 14, 2016, 11:08 AM
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Delrin is a brand name of quality xps or extruded styrene.
Dollar tree is also styrene.
HK link looks to be the same.
Jan 14, 2016, 05:34 PM
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gotswrv
I think you are getting your plastics confused. Depron is the Extruded polystyrene foam. Delrin polyacetal is a hard plastic used for strong molded parts and bearings, See the Dupont data sheet. http://plastics.dupont.com/plastics/...rin/H76836.pdf
Jan 14, 2016, 06:46 PM
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Me?
Thought I said styrene...

Ohh I see, yes depron(my phone is spell checking to delrin). Sorry, we use delrin for many of our machined parts at work. Guess the phone has out learned me again.

Good catch, very different plastics.


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