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SchnuppeR
10-09-2005, 09:26 PM
Here are some links that are helpful if you want to DIY hot wire cut.

http://www.info-central.org/construction_hotwire.shtml
http://www.hhhh.org/~joeboy/resources/hotwire_foam_cutter/hotwire_foam_cutter.html
http://wolfstone.halloweenhost.com/HalloweenTech/fotmak_MakingFoamTools.html
http://www.vatsaas.org/rtv/construction/hotwirecutter.aspx
http://club.cycom.co.uk/hotwire/Hot_wire_cutter_for_polystyrene_foam.html

There you go. Make a HWC and make some planes!!!!!!

Feel free to add some links;)

3dfoamworks
10-21-2005, 09:49 PM
Here is a place to by cnc foam cutting machines- http://www.3dxhobbies.com/cart/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=46

Also http://cnczone.com

nakelp86
11-14-2005, 12:32 AM
Schnup man :-)))
this is what I was looking for.
I have to attempt the cutting foam wings myself cause I cant find any pros to cut it for me. And the one who could they way to expensive and probably wont bother to cut 2 or 3 pieces.
Finally, I found the place you get 2" or 3" blue foam in 8x4 sheets.
Its like a goldmine for me hehehe.
Did I hear anyone wants to cut wings for resonable $$?
I can supply the foam.

SchnuppeR
01-01-2007, 08:58 PM
Ttt

CHELLIE
01-01-2007, 09:28 PM
Hi Everyone :) Exellent information, I have one of those old electric train transformers. that will be my power source, I build and fly foamy hydros and airplanes, and this info will be a great help, Thank you Schupper :)
My next project, is a cessna 337 twin engine, twin boom, airplane, I was wondering how i was going to cut the body from foam, and not have to do a lot of sanding :) Happy New Years , Chellie

raptor-9
02-02-2007, 09:24 PM
Hi Everyone :) Exellent information, I have one of those old electric train transformers. that will be my power source, I build and fly foamy hydros and airplanes, and this info will be a great help, Thank you Schupper :)
My next project, is a cessna 337 twin engine, twin boom, airplane, I was wondering how i was going to cut the body from foam, and not have to do a lot of sanding :) Happy New Years , Chellie


http://hawker.smugmug.com/Hobbies/11104

Hi Chellie,I think this guy is great,saved loads of sanding!-Go to the link & see his other models!!-What do you think?
R-9.:)
http://hawker.smugmug.com/photos/34531544-M.jpg (http://hawker.smugmug.com/gallery/66472#34531544-L-LB)

CHELLIE
02-02-2007, 11:33 PM
Hi Raptor-9 Those are neet looking planes, that one with all the ribs sure looks like a lot of work :) here are some links with a lot of info that may help in your builds, Chellie

http://www.remote-control-rc-hobby.com/depron.html

http://www.cuttingedgecnc.com/foamyairplane.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pqSAnx1AXc

and check out my attempted DR1 Fokker build :)

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15024

raptor-9
02-03-2007, 12:28 AM
Hi Chellie,
your a great modeler,very nice planes you've got!
Do you know more on d Hover foam #3a verticle flying plane?
I'dll love to know how 2 make one!-Thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pqSAnx1AXc

raptor-9
02-03-2007, 01:35 AM
Hi Chellie,
Went to slofly,but don't seem to sell d hover foam 3;..Do u have plans for it? do you know were can i get them from?...thanks.

CHELLIE
02-03-2007, 01:55 AM
Hi Raptor-9 :) I got a hold of the mfg. and they said that the plans are free on RCgroup, look under hoverfoam hoverfoam3 , I looked for them but i did not find them yet, if you find them , let me know too, Chellie

HeliScRapYard
08-13-2010, 04:35 PM
Finally, I found the place you get 2" or 3" blue foam in 8x4 sheets.


where would this be. i could use some.

crash-rc
08-13-2010, 05:28 PM
I called Dow and was give phone# for wholesalers in my area which got me # to retailers. Pro build in my area carries 1 1/2 and 2" blue foam, 1 1/2" cost $22.00 4x8 sheet.

HeliScRapYard
08-13-2010, 08:08 PM
i'm looking for some 3" maybe i'll give em a call