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cyclops2
12-20-2005, 08:26 PM
Picked up all the parts for the big 60" Vulcan bomber.
1 piece of 7" X 20" X 96" blue foam. $ 56 .
I could build a 90" Vulcan easyly. :eek:
Same piece of foam.:)

ParkJetsFlyer
12-27-2005, 06:42 PM
Where are you buying this stuff ?

cyclops2
12-27-2005, 07:59 PM
Local lumberyard. It is called a, Dow Flotation Billet.
It is used to float walk on boat docks.

ParkJetsFlyer
12-28-2005, 03:18 PM
You might want to take a look at this too

http://www.rcfoam.com/products/bluecore.htm

2" Bluecore block 2"X12"X48"
http://www.rcfoam.com/products/2insm.jpg

Sizes available from 2" to 4" and a special "Torpedo" size

Torpedo 10"X20"X24"
http://www.rcfoam.com/products/Torpedosm.jpg

They also sell Depron sheets in 3mm and 6mm White and Grey
and some "New Stuff" RCF Foam sheeting, a sort of "Domestic Depron"
5mm and 2.5mm sizes
(Only trouble is it's slightly curved.)

http://www.rcfoam.com/products/RCFFoamAutobig.htm

http://www.rcfoam.com/products/Sheetweb.jpg

From the RCFoam website


5mm Blue - This is really stiff foam and can be formed into really nice airfoil with a little try and error. It has a super glossy finish on the outer surface and a satin finish on the underside (as shown here) that more closely resembles Depron finish.
We have experimented with heating to flat and found it a fairly simple process. In a standard household oven, we found that 180-190F allowed manageable control over the flattening on a single sheet of glass. We used a big glass cookie sheet/cutting board. Allow it to heat up and then with oven door open, place your foam pieces on it and hold them down evenly with your spread fingers. After about 30 seconds, you'll see it relax and give in. When you lift it off, it will stiffen up within a couple seconds. You have enough time to "eyeball it" and tweak any areas that aren't flat to your satisfaction. You can repeat this many times without error. If you leave it in to long or have it too hot, it will pull in towards the center and curl too much. In this case, you have to start over with a new piece. We look forward to seeing what ingenious molds and forms many of you will design!

ParkJetsFlyer
12-28-2005, 03:19 PM
BTW where did you get plans for a 60" Vulcan Bomber? :)

cyclops2
12-28-2005, 07:20 PM
I found the plans with the following.
Ron Fraser
Complete-A-Pack
West High st.
Earlston,
Berwickshire

Good luck.
I am too old to remember.:)