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If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby spacer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:02 pm

https://youtu.be/cehiv_vzIdM

I have an rc kit that this guy designed. He just decided to start scaling up, and check it out! It isn't a trailer, but a great illustration of how you can use unconventional materials for some surprising stuff.
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby tony.latham » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:29 pm

spacer wrote:https://youtu.be/cehiv_vzIdM

I have an rc kit that this guy designed. He just decided to start scaling up, and check it out! It isn't a trailer, but a great illustration of how you can use unconventional materials for some surprising stuff.
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Burt Rutan has been using moldless composite construction for decades. Remarkable aircraft.

https://www.flyingmag.com/photo-gallery/photos/awesome-airplanes-burt-rutan#page-14

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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby amandacreiglow » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:23 pm

That's incredible. And terrifying.


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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby GPW » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:07 am

We’ve been using Foam for electric( and gas) powered RC model aircraft since the early 1970’s ... :thumbsup:
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby spacer » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:55 am

tony.latham wrote:
spacer wrote:https://youtu.be/cehiv_vzIdM

I have an rc kit that this guy designed. He just decided to start scaling up, and check it out! It isn't a trailer, but a great illustration of how you can use unconventional materials for some surprising stuff.
:thumbsup:


Burt Rutan has been using moldless composite construction for decades. Remarkable aircraft.

https://www.flyingmag.com/photo-gallery/photos/awesome-airplanes-burt-rutan#page-14

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True, and I've long admired his work... even worked on a few when I was an airplane mechanic.

This here was an approach from another direction, however. Just thought you folks would get a kick out of it.
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby friz » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:08 am

This MX-2 from Fancy Foam is about as much fun as one can have with foam. Image

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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby GPW » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:50 pm

or if you scratchbuild ... :D
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby spacer » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:24 pm

Is it a hobby or an addiction? :)

I'm sitting in a room full of stuff at various stages of completion... or re-kitting.
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby crttaz » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:28 am

spacer wrote:Is it a hobby or an addiction? :)


Yes. :beer:
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby GPW » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:05 am

Both !!! :roll:
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby ghcoe » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:30 pm

That is how I got started in foam....
George.

Gorrilla Glue, Great Stuff and Gripper. The three G's of foamie construction.

My build viewtopic.php?t=54099
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby GPW » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:42 am

So all of us knew the benefits of Foam already ... :thumbsup:
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby spacer » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:25 am

Uhmm.... ok. I guess I chose my thread title poorly. I didn't mean to say nobody here knows the benefits of foam.
I just wanted to say "Hey! Look at this cool thing!"
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby GPW » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:31 pm

You got us to look didn’t you !!! :D
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby spacer » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:19 am

Awesome. ;)

I think that, while this was a pretty cool project, an electric motor would be outstanding as a self-launch and flight sustainer for a simple motorglider.
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