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Old 09-08-2010, 08:35 PM   #1
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Here is an interesting article on a mundane material we all throw out with the garbage weekly! ... it must be understood that this is of course is not your throw away type which embraces your Rice Crispies or there is little point to continuing this.

As I navigated the site I was impressed not only with the beauty of the examples displayed but the fact that there was no big weight gain using this out of the ordinary building medium! ... and of course it requires that one actually builds from scratch and not wait in anxious anticipation for the courier to deliver that big box from whence come forth insta-model....
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Old 09-08-2010, 08:58 PM   #2
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For us who think the smell of glue is divine, definitely interesting. A lot like the SPAD method.

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Re: Cardboard Model Airplanes

I built a 1/6 scale Hurricane out of cardboard long ago. I read about using cardbard in MAN and thought I would give it a try.

I was surprised at how well it came out using just plain cardboard. The Hurricane lends itself very well to cardboard construction.

Looking at the aircraft list shown on that website, I am wondering if the article that inspired me to build out of cardboard wasn't written by this guy?

Thanks for the link!
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:17 PM   #4
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Sure, Chuck Felton has been building out of cardboard for decades. I've built a few models using it, all were successful. Mind you, I've built models from card stock (poster board?), again with success. My sister's kids were bored one evening, so I had them build some simple gliders using only card stock and tape we all had a good time flying them off the back porch.

If it has structure, it can be used for building model, until one gets to concrete...
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I read a magazine from the 1960's, can't remember which one, It had the Bamboozle. It was a control line combat cardboard design, and there was a trainer too. It had a rubber band holding the motor/mount in place in case of a crash. It was more crude than these models in the website. I made a couple in the early 1980's. One I used Triwall cardboard just flat. It was too heavy, I didn't even try to fly it. The other one I made of coroplast. I still have it and fly it once in a while with a Tee Dee .049. Maybe one of the first SPADs. It is similar to the Man Win trainer. I also remember a Cardboard Cutie.(well I remember the name anyway) It is nice to see that most of the planes on the website are control line, my first choice of park flyer. The cardboard looks easier to glue than the SPAD coroplast stuff. Maybe a good choice for RC scale combat.
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For us who think the smell of glue is divine, definitely interesting. A lot like the SPAD method.

Fer sure. After all, coroplast is just plasticized cardboard (in a manner of speaking).
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