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Discussion in 'Scratchbuild Talk' started by RCPowers, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Bhuwan

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    Would be awesome if it was specific to the DollarTree foam, especially for a newbie like myself :D I've already wasted 2 pieces of foam on this (and the cost of printing 19 pages) but it's well worth it and a lot of fun.
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  2. Sparken57

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    I guess I layed it out good I got the 2 plan sheets on 3 & 3/4 sheets of 20"X30" dollar tree foam board.that's IMG_0387.JPG IMG_0389.JPG IMG_0390.JPG IMG_0391.JPG with the KF and room for 2 spare elevators (the elevators look to be a crash week part) the foam board is about 1/16" shy of 6mm I will try to cut the slots accordingly.I had to cut the nose tip of the wing pieces. its inside so gluing will not show.
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  3. Bhuwan

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    Sounds like you got the untiled version printed (2 pages). am I correct?
  4. Sparken57

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    Yes thats right Im Lazy.It cost $11.30 for the 2 sheets at office max I know staples charges more than that not sure about all the other print shops.Now I just got to CUT ;)
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  5. Bhuwan

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    :)
  6. JettaManDan

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    I know dollar tree foam is good for a lot of people due to it's cost..but i think it is a mistake on a plane this big..stuff is so floppy the bracing necessary would be crazy to keep it from flexing like mad...depron is expensive but it is also tough and doesn't require as much carbon or BBQ skewers...would hate to see someone make a plane this size out of DT and then crash it one and the whole deal kills itself.....
  7. Bhuwan

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    Makes sense, but I think the DollarTree foam is perfect for beginners like myself - honestly, at this point my interest is more in learning the build process, etc. than flying the beast :).

    Depron is a very expensive way to go for newbies.
  8. JettaManDan

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    yeah totally agree...if you are just trying out your building skills it is a great thing to use...$5 gets you any plane..actually..i never used it till recently (discovered a dollar tree near me) now i've bought like 8 sheets and have messed with it a bunch....for a V1 plane i think it cna work to get yo ua good flying aircraft...but the V2's are bigger enough to make me worry lol!

    oh..and depron isn't expensive for newbies..not at all..it is expensive for EVERYONE! lol!
  9. Bhuwan

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    LOL so true !!

    I'm interested in seeing the results of a DollarTree build for this airplane - squishy seems to only use DT foam and has had decent results (but i doubt he crashes often).

    I'm still trying to figure out untiled vs tiled printing - not sure which to go with. My tiled experience was a total failure - wasted 2 pieces of DT - but it was well worth it IMO. I've learnt a lot and can't wait to try it again.

    P.S. the # 1 thing I learnt was PATIENCE !!
  10. JettaManDan

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    do you have a staples near you? i just recently started using them....you call the store..ask them for their e-mail to send PDF files..and shoot them an e-mail with the attachment of the plans...and they print out the whole deal for you on one or 2 sheets..costs like $8-10...i've now done it like 4 times and it is great..better than cutting and taping 19 sheets lol!
  11. Bhuwan

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    I called them about an hour ago - they want $27 per sheet - WTF? What size are you having them printed to? I asked specifically for the depron size - 27x39
  12. JettaManDan

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    WHAT? for black and white printing? mine was printed on 30x40 paper....2 sheets printed was like $10 last time....they are doing something wrong...
  13. Sparken57

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    when I checked the price at staples they wanted like $7 each sheet thats $14 I did better at office max
    2 sheets $11.30 I agree about DT foam is flimsy My plane will have lots of bamboo skewers.:eek:
  14. Bhuwan

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    Planning to head there after work and talk to them in person - I am pretty sure they are doing something wrong ;)
  15. JettaManDan

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    yeah no way it should be that expensive...most i ever paid for 2 full printed sheets was $14...
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    My Staples just changed their service from "large pdf printing" to "engineering plans" and went from $5.50 to $7!

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  17. Thats a lame way to increase the price

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  18. Raptor3DPilot

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    An alternative to depron and slightly stronger than DT foam is the 1/4" insulation foam from Lowes. I paid $35 for about 15 sheets or so of the blue fan fold foam. I build all of my aircraft from the blue stuff to test and try and then build the final version out of Depron.

    Here's the link I believe the fanfold stuff. Only one Lowes in Vegas carries it.
    http://m.lowes.com/mt/www.lowes.com...tt=Fanfold+insulation+board&page=2&facetInfo=
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    Its not free !!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. scottmitchellweb

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    Did you pay for it?
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