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

Postby GPW » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:15 am

We’ve been here ( see below ) for years now , building foam everythings ( mostly Electric powered RC planes ) , which is how we got here … sorta' … https://www.rcgroups.com/foamies-scratchbuilt-428/
Over there I’m known as “ gpw” … :o
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby spacer » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:06 am

I'm velojym there. :)
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby ghcoe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:21 pm

I'm ghcoe there..... :thinking:
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby GPW » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:21 am

I guess now "the Cat’s out the bag" we can show how we knew all along that Foam was good for building things …Previous STRESS testing , such as a typical peaceful Sunday morning with friends , testing the Durability of Foam ( same foam we use for trailers , only thinner ) 8) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KNYsaiBbOg&t=2s
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby videographer » Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:12 am

About 15 years ago I was seriously into what was then the revolutionary world of electric R/C aircraft (seems trite now, huh?) One of our little group was an engineering student at the UWisc, who built a plane out of 1/4" foam panel...

...with a *56-foot* wingspan. As revolutionary as foam is, brushless electric motors are equally as astounding. And the cherry on the sundae? He designed it so it could be taken apart and stored in his tiny dorm room!
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Re: If anyone doubts the versatility of foam...

Postby GPW » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:59 am

VG, we’re no longer as active in RC electric Foamies as we were years ago either . But we still keep a hand in it to enjoy the evolving technology … We always felt confident in Foamie Trailers , because we didn’t have to make them fly … Towing , No Problem eh !!! ;) :thumbsup:
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