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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:40 am

After looking several times at Home Depot & Lowe’s I am only able to get 1” thick foam here. The only 2” available is the pink stuff which is heavier. Not even able to order through either store. I know it has been brought up here before and I wonder if there is a good way to laminate sheets together and be able to hot wire through the adhesive. I did a search and found this stuff. Anyone tried it?
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:06 am

Anything that creates a different resistance is going to cause some type variation in your cut.

What are you trying to do exactly? In a wing Core just have that as centerline of core, so it's not really going to affect the cut.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:22 pm

search your area for dryvit suppliers. or local floating dock builders.

or take a florida vacation, and pick up some while you're here!

or have hooks deliver some?
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:35 pm

Wild Fred wrote:search your area for dryvit suppliers. or local floating dock builders.

or take a florida vacation, and pick up some while you're here!

or have hooks deliver some?



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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:49 pm

https://www.drewfoam.com/ might give these guys a call. they got a district office in portland, tn.

https://vipgms.com/content/nashville is residential and commercial, so you can purchase there. they have a yard in nashville. they got thick eps in 2x4 blocks for dryvit. look under eips/stucco tab, eps foam.

or just cut wings out of pink and holesaw them, use 1" for fuselages? i use the 3/4"x48"x16" 6 packs for fuses, i think they carry that up there.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:58 pm

Our local Lowes is getting where they don't carry much of anything. Went in looking for a respirator, which they used to have racks of. They no longer carry them. Looked for some 3M-77. Nope. None in stock. Looked for some fiberglass strapping tape. None there, either. No Lowes within 100 miles carries foam board thicker than 1".
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:17 pm

I found the pink 2in at h d,had a spot for 2.5 ,said it was in truck back of store,bought the hot stuff glue,but not tried,read if thin can cut with wire.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:47 pm

Hole saw,you saying drill holes in wing to save weight,could you save that much,foam so light,but 1 or 2 oz maybe.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:00 pm

I googled EPS heated concrete floori panels, Definately moving farther north applications. Tons of DIY youtubes on pole barn heated flooring.

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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:34 am

yep, lot of sources for eps besides homo depot or lowesy.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:10 pm

Menards carries the 2” here in Indy. Or at least they did last year.

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Just checked online. They say they have 189 sheets in stock at my local store. Might need to pick up some this weekend.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:14 pm

yep. no menards here, but minnesota and other yankee states have them, and they got the shit.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 2:31 pm

Wild Fred wrote:yep. no menards here, but minnesota and other yankee states have them, and they got the shit.

We have Lowe’s, HD and Menards here. Menards has best selection, generally better prices and most always in stock. Unfortunately, it is also the store furthest from home.

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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 10:12 am

I built a pbf out of 1/4 blue fanfold and was thinking of making one out of epp, trouble is finding it.

Anyone know where I can get a piece of 5 or 6mm epp like 36"×36" ?
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:13 am

Ebay,i got some.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:31 pm

Yeah, in the past I've looked at what was on ebay. $6 for a sheet that's only 1/3rd the size I'm looking for with $15 shipping will make for a rather expensive pbf beater at $33 just for the foam if I buy three sheets and glue them together.

I'm not cheap but I'd be more willing to give this a try http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/profile/8mm-epp-g202.html for $32 and it comes cut to size, painted and includes all the hardware.

I guess what I was hoping for was someone who had a source for bulk purchases of epp, not piecemeal., but thanks anyway.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:47 am

wahoo wrote:Yeah, in the past I've looked at what was on ebay. $6 for a sheet that's only 1/3rd the size I'm looking for with $15 shipping will make for a rather expensive pbf beater at $33 just for the foam if I buy three sheets and glue them together.

I'm not cheap but I'd be more willing to give this a try http://www.valuehobby.com/airplanes/profile/8mm-epp-g202.html for $32 and it comes cut to size, painted and includes all the hardware.

I guess what I was hoping for was someone who had a source for bulk purchases of epp, not piecemeal., but thanks anyway.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:20 am

I just bought one of those valuehobby G202's last week and flew it for the first time this weekend (first time I have flown anything in many years). It is unbelievable how good a couple pieces of foam can fly. I would highly recommend it.
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 2:25 pm

What are you guys using for motors, batteries and servos in the giles ?
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Re: Foam Sources

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:02 pm

wahoo wrote:What are you guys using for motors, batteries and servos in the giles ?


the stuff value recommends?
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