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Old 01-19-2009, 08:00 PM   #11
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Hi Gaston,

Just wondering where your club is getting the FFF from? As far as I've looked, I have been unable to find it in Ontario.

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Hi

Here's a pic of the unmderside showing the wing bracing.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:07 PM   #13
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Where did you get blue foam that thin ?
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:21 PM   #14
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Hi Steve

I guess I should have spelled underside a little better on my last post, sorry I'll try to do a better job next timmme.

Anyways, here's the answer to your question, I heard there was a Canadian distributor by the name of Conroy, I believe but I never got an answer from them and by the way I think they were from Guelph.

We have been very fortunate to have Dennis Pratt ( thanks Dennis, now he's going to kill me )pick it up for us in Detroit at Lowe's, they carry it at all the Lowe's stores in the States but not their Canadian stores, I checked with them in Canada and they won't order just a few bundles.

It's being used under vinyl siding in the States but there seems to be no use for it in Canada, they think it's much colder up here, they were right last week anyways, but I'm not sure Detroit is much warmer.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:37 PM   #15
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Hi bobreib

Fanfold foam is approx. 5mm thick, I've milled some of the models, you loose a bit of weight but also a lot of the stiffness which makes those models almost indestructible. I prefer to fly them at the original thickness, they perform amazingly well, you would be surprised. Here are a couple of pics of one I milled freehand.
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:14 AM   #16
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OK, Thanks for the info ..
Only thing that I have found close to that is Elmers Foam Board from Staples. 3/16 thick with paper on each side of the foam..
I think it will be quite a bit heavier than 5mm foam .. but like you said, very strong .. I currenlt use 3mm Depron .. but I crash a lot, and they don't last too long
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Re: Blue Foamie

Spray the Elmers foam board with wallpaper remover, let it soak for a bit, then peel back the paper. Didn't seem to harm the foam when I tried it. It's a bit of work and a little messy, but if you don't have access to the FFF or depron, this will work and lighten it up quite a bit.

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I have a couple of Gaston creations and I must say they fly great.

I cant wait to get my hands on his new model!!!!


Good job Gaston!

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Thanks for the updates Gaston!
Bob, once you get the paper off the Elmer foamboard, it is very light and not so brittle
as the white Depron. I have been soaking mine in the tub and then peeling it off.

Wondering if you get any RF noise using the GWS receiver??

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Hi

If everything works as planned, we'll make a short video of Rolly flying his blue foamie this coming weekend, he's quite capable and interesting to watch. All I can do is hover ( without a string as implied earlier by Skyad...) and a bit of aerobatics. Afterwards if anyone is interested, I'll post a building thread.
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