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Jul 22, 2001, 02:21 AM
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blue foam plane pics???

hello everyone. im working on designing a few blue foam planes for both electric and gas power. i would like to see any and all pictures of everyone else's attempt....successful or not..hehe. so post yer pics/links and let the world take a peek.
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Jul 22, 2001, 11:10 AM
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heres a pic of a foam plate that marked and I built. it flies quite well....


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Jul 22, 2001, 11:55 AM
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Link to video:

Hey, you may want to also check out this thread on foam bashing:

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Jul 23, 2001, 05:48 PM
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I've made several blue foam planes in the last two weeks.

You can see them at:

Jul 24, 2001, 12:13 AM
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those are great!!! im going to check at lowes for that bluecore stuff. is that what its called?? what area of the store would i look for it in??

i know there are a lot more planes than these three out there so post em here for the world to see.

Jul 24, 2001, 03:21 AM
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It was Chris from Germany and not Peter !
Love the Roland, so we'll let that go.

PS - The only thing that's missing (dare I say) is the characteristic black nose with the 4 corners of the fuselage picked out in a stripe. You can see that on the cockpit photo. Also the LE of the wing, tailplane and fin have a black stripe.

Ugly beast, isn't it !!!
Jul 24, 2001, 07:48 AM
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Look in the building supplies, by the lumber. In the real world, it's used for insulation. Depending on the supplier you'll find it in blue, pink or grey - the Home Depot by me has pink (Owens Corning). They come in thicknesses from 1/2" to 2" or 3". You need to be careful aligning your pieces when using the thicker stuff because there are 3 or 4 slots milled down the length of the sheet.

I've heard that there is a slight difference between the density of pink, blue and grey foam, but I haven't detected any differences between pink and blue.

You will also find 1/4" or 3/8" foam in 1'x8' sheets - I've seen these used for fins and stabs. This appears to have a similar density to the thicker sheets, but the feel is different.

Lastly, you'll find white foam. This is considerably less dense than the others. It makes good cores for veneered wings, but you might find it too weak used by it self. Home Depot usually only has this in 1/2"x4' sheets in a width to fit between furring strips (16" or 24" minus 1.5")- it's usually used as insulation behind dry wall over a basement wall.

- Roger
Jul 24, 2001, 10:22 AM
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Dow makes Bluecor. It's 1/4" X 48" X 50 Feet in a fanfold package. It is used as insulation under sideing and makes very nice planes. You can make 20 to 30 planes for $25 or $30.

Jul 24, 2001, 10:56 AM
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After reading from others here, I went to home depot and lowes looking for the blue dowcor foam. At home depot all I found is this pink 1/4" stuff and didn't like that because well it's pink! At lowes they didn't have anything but some 3/4"x4'x8' sheets.

Where do I find the 1/4" blue stuff?

Jul 24, 2001, 04:03 PM
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I got mine at Lowes. Ask places that sell siding. They have a page for it at the Dow web site.
Jul 24, 2001, 04:58 PM
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Hey jastown,
I like your planes, are they all 280 powered,I am thinking of building a larger version with a 400 g/box, 2.33:1 would be too fast I think. Do you cut the wings with a utility knife then shape them with sandpaper??? What type of glue do you use??? Keep on building neat planes.
Jul 24, 2001, 05:59 PM
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Most are powered with the litestik powerplant. GWS DX-A gearbox - I think the motors are 180's ???, The biggest one needs at least a 280.

I cut them with a razor knife and trim with the knife with no sanding. Elmers ProBond Glue is what I use and I works very well on this material.

I have lots of ideas for future planes, I will try to make up web pages as I go.

Thank you for your comments.