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Old 03-25-2007, 02:56 PM
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The cost of carbon fibre is what makes me cringe.

I went out to my shed and pulled the CF from all the kites I've bought the kids throughout the years. There too old and too "cool" to be kite flying now so why not use the CF?
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:04 PM
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funny, I buy kites when they go on sale just for the cf.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:23 PM
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Yeah I've never looked in to a cheap source but I have only built a few foamies. I'll have to get by the dollar store and check out the kites. I payed $6.50 for 2 sticks, ouch.
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:25 PM
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you can also buy on sale kites to strip the cf out
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:34 PM
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Yah,
I did see the cf at the store yesterday was high too.. I'll get some 5 min epoxy too.. All I've got right now is the contact cement and some for foam glue from the craft store.
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Old 03-25-2007, 05:17 PM
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...and lets not forget those 'pop up' kid castles made of vinyl. I have a 30 yard dumpster in front of the house (remodeling)...and it has been a community dumpster as well in my neighborhood. Someone threw out 2 of those kid-castles and there I was....dumpster diving like a hobo at an all you can eat buffet! I got 6 feet of .288

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Old 03-25-2007, 06:20 PM
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Hi Everyone here is a great place for some Cheap Carbon Fiber rod and tube, Take care,Chellie

http://www.bphobbies.com/view.asp?id...nufacturerDBID=
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DIALED/CHUCK View Post
...and lets not forget those 'pop up' kid castles made of vinyl. I have a 30 yard dumpster in front of the house (remodeling)...and it has been a community dumpster as well in my neighborhood. Someone threw out 2 of those kid-castles and there I was....dumpster diving like a hobo at an all you can eat buffet! I got 6 feet of .288

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A man after my own heart... Ain't nuthin' like a trip in the dumpster...
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Old 03-25-2007, 06:36 PM
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All You Guys sound Like your Cheap Like Me I love a bargain, and I am not Proud, I will dig in a dumpster to find foam, I will work for foam
Take care & have fun, Chellie

ps If your looking for big pieces of foam, electronic stores, appliance stores throw it away by the truck loads.

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Old 03-26-2007, 09:25 AM
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Congratulations Smoke! Nothing feels quite like that!

I have one of Chellies quick deltas one the way! I am excited to try something new to me this year! And make some scratch ones from our club too!!!

I vote for Flat Foam Flying Circus! Perfect!

And...FFFC...it's close to FCC...it sounds official too.

I am busy but I'm sure I can make time to join in from time to time!

Let's party!!!

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Old 03-26-2007, 11:56 AM
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FLAT FOAM FLYING CIRCUS

That's my final answer.
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Old 03-26-2007, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
FLAT FOAM FLYING CIRCUS

That's my final answer.
I agree, FFFC is for me.
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Old 03-26-2007, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
Yeah I've never looked in to a cheap source but I have only built a few foamies. I'll have to get by the dollar store and check out the kites. I payed $6.50 for 2 sticks, ouch.
Thats not really too bad since they always survive the dreaded wipe out

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Old 03-26-2007, 02:44 PM
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Ok here's mine so far just need to make the flight controls and set her up
note the interlocking tabs on the fins helps with alignment and the carbon spars are covered with
self sticking drywall tape the stuff with the holes in it makes a neat look like honeycomb panels and take paint and clear well also adds stiffness to the wing
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Old 03-26-2007, 03:27 PM
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Nice!

Can you post pics of the raw materials you used?

TTYL,
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Old 03-26-2007, 05:38 PM
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Hey, a small diversion here, found this while searching the net.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN

Nice delta's eh?

Doyle
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Old 03-26-2007, 07:45 PM
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Great idea skiman, my top and bottom are a little off from each other. That sounds like it would help keep everything lined up. Just maidened my SQD, it was too windy to do much but I liked it. Already find myself wanting more power ugh ugh ugh! Maybe I can get lucky and the wind will die down this evening.

It looks great!! I wish mine would have come out better, it looks pretty rough, ecspecially compared to yours. I think I will try colored packing tape next. Good luck with the maiden.

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Old 03-26-2007, 09:40 PM
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NIce job Ed thats what this club is all about taking a design and making it better, faster, stronger, & helping each other out, yours looks very very nice, here is some links for some depron, paint, etc, I use Krylon Short Cuts paints, works great & does not peel off,use in thin coats, and Trim tape from Hobby people, it comes 5" x 36" in different colors, and here is a link to some cheap 6mm depron, I use 1/4" triangle balsa now to reinforce some areas, here is a pic of a delta that was sent to jay at GIT a HObby.com , I am now using a radial mount from Jay at GIT a Hobby, and 10mm CF tube for the motor mount, I asked Jay to list the 10mm CF on his site to go with the radial mounts, Take care, Chellie

PS check out my LOGO on the delta, I am in the start up Phase of starting a online Hobby Shop, called KISS HOBBIES K--eep I--t S--imple S-- you know the rest :p

http://www.misterart.com/g1014/Krylon-Short-Cuts.htm

http://www.rcpowers.com/depron.htm

http://www.bizingo.com/m/GITech/pC/9...eplacement.asp

http://www.hobbypeople.net/gallery/535302.asp
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Old 03-26-2007, 09:49 PM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
Great idea skiman, my top and bottom are a little off from each other. That sounds like it would help keep everything lined up. Just maidened my SQD, it was too windy to do much but I liked it. Already find myself wanting more power ugh ugh ugh! Maybe I can get lucky and the wind will die down this evening.

It looks great!! I wish mine would have come out better, it looks pretty rough, ecspecially compared to yours. I think I will try colored packing tape next. Good luck with the maiden.
Congrads Smoke on the maiden use a pen, and draw a line in the middle where the rudder and skid go, look at it from a flat position, and you can see if its lined up, it aids in alignment, left some info on a post, look up with SKIMAN762 aka ED for paint, depron. mounts etc, I am using the radial moumts for thr towerpro motors, the 2408-21 and the 2409-12, I love these cheapy little motors, they always surprise me with what they can do, at $12.00 and $18.00 how can you go wrong Take care, Chellie
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by GA-Flyer View Post
Hey, a small diversion here, found this while searching the net.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN

Nice delta's eh?

Doyle

those look neet, that would be a pain to do in foam take care, Chellie
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:24 PM
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Well from what I can tell, It looks like we have a new Club Name,
Flat Foam Flying Circus
I like it If i am wrong on this let me know, Take care, Chellie
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Old 03-26-2007, 10:47 PM
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Darn Chellie
Now I gotta have one of those skyriders that thing is neat
the depron prices are good too
I want to start building some out plane of depron it a stiffer for high speed planes
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Old 03-26-2007, 11:23 PM
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Originally Posted by GA-Flyer View Post
Hey, a small diversion here, found this while searching the net.

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN

Nice delta's eh?

Doyle
Bet she handles like a dream!

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Old 03-26-2007, 11:36 PM
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I know it's not a delta but i think it will qualify as a flying wing type thing
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Old 03-27-2007, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ericthetree View Post
I know it's not a delta but i think it will qualify as a flying wing type thing

That is interesting let us know how it flies, bet that will scare all the rodents away take care, Chellie
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