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Oct 21, 2021, 08:42 AM
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I like the idea of a 3D Printed Pivot.
IF you read back "a few centurys ago"
I used some plastic from a Pop bottle to "Edge" the pivot boss's.
But , I didn't have a 3Dprinter back then.

Nice looking build, regardless of pivot technique.

So after I sourced foam WITHOUT paper, now you are putting back on ! ? ;>} kidding
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Oct 21, 2021, 08:57 AM
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I know, the sweet irony
Speaking of which, did you see my email about Depron availability in the US?
Oct 21, 2021, 09:14 AM
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No I must have missed it.

I know of a former Oregon now in Texas guy who has some depron.

But just as I was about to try some he upped his price by $40.
Which by my calculations made the stuff go up from ~$10 per sheet to Over $12 per sheet.

Add to that the irritation of having to rework ALL my CNC cutitng files because
the size is different.

Early depron was 1000mm x 700mm, then they left the market
and I reworked to suit the MFP format of 48"x24".

With a return of depron it's current size is YET ANOTHER FORMAT size ! argh !
and 2x+ the cost of MPF.

So my motivation is quite low, like close to zero.
Oct 21, 2021, 01:25 PM
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Yeah, the sizes are different from the old stuff. I had layouts for my own stuff and had to rework it myself. Your foam is nice, though. No complaints.
Oct 21, 2021, 06:20 PM
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Thanks for comps.

I'm just getting grumpy over the pending end of my tiny business.

Then again, I will have lots of time to finish a countless number of partially started builds.
Nov 27, 2021, 05:43 PM
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I'm late to the game here, but recently bought a kit from BirdOfPlay and was able to maiden it today. When you have an infant in the house, it takes away a lot of building time.

AUW is just under 20 oz. with a 2200 mah battery (I don't have any 1200 or 1600 packs). The plane took right off, and as most have said, just needed a couple of clicks up up elevator to fly straight and level.

This is indeed a fun build and a fun fly. This was my first foam board build and I really enjoyed it. Thanks to those who made it happen.
Nov 27, 2021, 08:27 PM
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WOW I never flew mine with that large of a pak ... wheew !

Back then ( 2005 ) we had to wind our own , motors

regardless ...

Congrats on the Kid and the Plane.
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