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Old 07-20-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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EPP Foam source GTA, Ontario

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Hi Guys,

I haven't build any RC in my life. I tried building a kit once and it was a mess, so I gave up on building and started buying ARF or RTF. I soon discovered that it is very expensive to learn how to fly on Balsa Models.

So then I read some posts about making planes using Bluecore. I looked around and found that no one in Canada Sells Bluecore So I started calling Lows stores in Buffalo and Convoy stores in Canada. Soon I found out that Lows have changed the item number for Bluecore and have stopped carrying the old double sided bluecore.

So I did more research and found out that people been making planes with EPS and EPP. From all the reading I have done, looks like EPP is a better foam and will take more abuse then EPS or styrofoam.

Now i'm at a point where I'm having problems finding EPP locally here in GTA or Ontario. Does any one know a source in GTA. I don't want to order it online because I want to see and feel the foam to make sure that I can build something with this material, given my limited building skills and small pocket. I have seen some foam in Home Depot and Rona but not sure if its EPS or EPP. I also went to Canadian Tire and looked at the noodle board, looks like its a little thick to make a plane out of it.

Any Suggestions.

Thanks in Advance.... Sorry for the boring stories but I just wanted to show that I have spent so many hours in research and not just posting without doing my homework.

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Old 07-22-2006, 06:43 PM   #2
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Use 6mm Depron

The planes can also be built with 6mm depron.

Do a search here on "depron" in the lectric flight or electric jets sections and you'll find a supplier in your area -- three sources in the GTA.

Finding a good glue is another story -- Michael's crafts store carries UHU glue for foam (squeeze tube like the plastic kit cement). Other ones that work more or less are Gorilla Glue, yellow carpenter's glue Titebond, plus odorless CA for foam.

Epoxy is your last gasp -- heavy!!!!

Also, check out the threads with Jets44 in the pusher jets section on RCGroups
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