JimEdmiston
Hello,
It's been a while since I've posted in this forum, but I am happy to be back!
I'll get straight to it - WHERE IS ALL THE RC FOAM???
I live in the Southeastern United States and Depron is not available here. I used to use 3mm and 6mm depron for my parkjets and am looking for an alternative with similar properties. My question to you all is: What type of foam are you purchasing these days to build parkjets with?
Thanks!
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Wildthing
Well RC Foam shut down after Depron said no more, I bought some cases of their Fli-Power Value XPS at a discounted price, it is very similar to MPF  (Model Plane Foam) .  Once I am out of the stuff I got that's where I will be going to. 
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jimbosflyin
JimEdmiston wrote:
Hello,
It's been a while since I've posted in this forum, but I am happy to be back!
I'll get straight to it - WHERE IS ALL THE RC FOAM???
I live in the Southeastern United States and Depron is not available here. I used to use 3mm and 6mm depron for my parkjets and am looking for an alternative with similar properties. My question to you all is: What type of foam are you purchasing these days to build parkjets with?
Thanks!
I've been using  http://www.modelplanefoam.com both A and B grade,their carbon rods are longer and I get my control rod (music wire ) from them also.For certain skins I'll use paperless Dollar store foam.
Parkflyers International 
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solentlife
As I read in USA ... many people are using Dollar Tree Foam ? 

Europe has had Flite Test start to supply MPF ... but I haven't seen it yet.

I'm lucky that where I am - Latvia has a Depron Production and I can order boxes of it in Industrial size ... 3mm, 6mm and I believe 9mm. 

Depron production was changed to insulation grade only to meet building industry demands and the 'Model Grade' was stopped. To be honest - I have found no difference in the grade I buy now to that of the 'Model Grade' ... except now I get it larger sheets !! 1250mm x 850mm and in boxes of 20 sheets. 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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HB Stratos

I thought some of you guys might be interested in that, here in germany Depron is still available and the supplier told me that at least the lighter aero depron will stay in stock with no cutouts like it has happened in the US.

The shop link is https://www.epp-versand.de/ , I can help with translating from german to english if necessary.

 
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Wildthing
HB Stratos wrote:

I thought some of you guys might be interested in that, here in germany Depron is still available and the supplier told me that at least the lighter aero depron will stay in stock with no cutouts like it has happened in the US.

The shop link is https://www.epp-versand.de/ , I can help with translating from german to english if necessary.

 

The lighter Aero Depron I didn't like, smooth and easy to work with but just to soft and strength is so so. Grey Depron is better then the Aero but the basic original white Depron is the best, not sure if that is your "standard" Depron. 
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DualDesertEagle
HB Stratos wrote:

I thought some of you guys might be interested in that, here in germany Depron is still available and the supplier told me that at least the lighter aero depron will stay in stock with no cutouts like it has happened in the US.

The shop link is https://www.epp-versand.de/ , I can help with translating from german to english if necessary.

 


I used to order there too when they still offered the big sheets. The aero depron from that shop is actually pretty strong too, so if u don't mind ordering from a german shop I would definitely recommend to try that stuff, tho it appears they have no countries outside of europe listed in ther shipping settings.

The alternative would be this shop, where I now get the big sheets from, tho they too don't list any non-european countries in their shipping settings.

https://shop.profi-service.de/depron-daemmplatte-6-mm-ohne-haftbruecke for 6mm sheets

https://shop.profi-service.de/depron-daemmplatte-3-mm-ohne-haftbruecke for 3mm sheets.
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Wildthing


I used to order there too when they still offered the big sheets. The aero depron from that shop is actually pretty strong too, so if u don't mind ordering from a german shop I would definitely recommend to try that stuff, tho it appears they have no countries outside of europe listed in ther shipping settings.

The alternative would be this shop, where I now get the big sheets from, tho they too don't list any non-european countries in their shipping settings.

https://shop.profi-service.de/depron-daemmplatte-6-mm-ohne-haftbruecke for 6mm sheets

https://shop.profi-service.de/depron-daemmplatte-3-mm-ohne-haftbruecke for 3mm sheets.


LOL, I tried ordering just to see and yes nothing out of Europe 🙁 

There are big sheets, scroll down to there multi packs , 1250mm x 800mm sheets
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DualDesertEagle
Wildthing wrote:


LOL, I tried ordering just to see and yes nothing out of Europe 🙁 

There are big sheets, scroll down to there multi packs , 1250mm x 800mm sheets


Those quantities would probably last me for THREE lifetimes. And seeing where our hobby is currently headed in Europe I wouldn't want so much depron going to waste if suddenly RC flying became so unattractive to me that I'd drop out. Right now I'm not even sure if I can go ahead and use my remaining 2 sheets of 6mm to build the RCP F-22 V2 full-size without exceeding that ridiculous 250 gram limit! The MiG-29 and X-31 are both pretty damn close to that already, and they can be considered profile planes!

So I've decided to scale all future RCP models down to half their original size and build them from 3 mm depron to avoid running into that limit, but who knows how far the schizophrenics running Germany and the EU are gonna take their lunacy?
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solentlife
Once I get biz sorted - I will bring over Depron as offered before ... 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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quorneng
Whilst the current Depron is usable it is very different from the original. I still have a 1/2 sheet of the original 3 mm but its like chalk and cheese. Yes it is heavier, about 20%, but with its denser outer skins it is at least twice as rigid in fact it is more like balsa to work with but significantly lighter.
Oh well, c'est la vie!   
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solentlife
Once I can get across to Blighty ... I'll visit you Q and you can check out what I have ... 
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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JTiger
solentlife wrote:
As I read in USA ... many people are using Dollar Tree Foam?

Europe has had Flite Test start to supply MPF ... but I haven't seen it yet. 


Flite Test works primarily with their Flite Test Foam board which I believe is essentially just waterproof DTF. Most of their models also take advantage of the paper to help hold the foam together for curves and folds.
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HB Stratos


Those quantities would probably last me for THREE lifetimes. And seeing where our hobby is currently headed in Europe I wouldn't want so much depron going to waste if suddenly RC flying became so unattractive to me that I'd drop out. Right now I'm not even sure if I can go ahead and use my remaining 2 sheets of 6mm to build the RCP F-22 V2 full-size without exceeding that ridiculous 250 gram limit! The MiG-29 and X-31 are both pretty damn close to that already, and they can be considered profile planes!

So I've decided to scale all future RCP models down to half their original size and build them from 3 mm depron to avoid running into that limit, but who knows how far the schizophrenics running Germany and the EU are gonna take their lunacy?


250 gramm limits? I'm from germany and I'm regularly flying bigger planes, my largest about 5kg but I'd be allowed to fly up to 25kg. The things I need for that is a name sign on my plane and an insurance. And of course, stay out of airspaces and away from populated areas.
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DualDesertEagle
HB Stratos wrote:


250 gramm limits? I'm from germany and I'm regularly flying bigger planes, my largest about 5kg but I'd be allowed to fly up to 25kg. The things I need for that is a name sign on my plane and an insurance. And of course, stay out of airspaces and away from populated areas.


Well that was until the stupid fuckin' EU schizophrenics decided it would be a good idea to harass all model pilots EU-wide with those stupid new laws instead of going after the few individuals the broke the laws already in place!

Like, flying ur RC aircraft in the restricted airspace of an airport, let alone close to planes, was already illegal!

Do u have that stupid "drone pilot license" that we're supposed to pay 25 Euros for and whatever other stuff that I may have missed coz I stopped reading the aggravatingly reatarded laws after everything relevant to me? Or do u only fly at model airfields (which are of course mostly restricted to members of the operating model club in Germany), where most of the stuff doesn't even matter?

Anyway, under the retarded as SH!T new laws only models that are lighter than 250 grams are free of any restrictions other than not being allowed to fly any higher than 100 meters, which with such small models wouldn't make any sense anyway coz u would have a hard time seeing them!

And I do have to say it's more than tempting to just go the fuck ahead and break those laws on purpose by flying somewhere safe but using a heavier model, just to demonstrate that the stupid weight limit is the most useless law ever coz if u fly where nothing can happen the weight of the model really doesn't matter! The problem with that is just that if I got caught doing so there would probably be no reasoning possible with anyone tasked with enforcing that bullsh!t and the rules would also be tightened even more!

The EU needs to be torn down and so must the current german government! Nothing but idiots ruling this whole loony bin, time to get someone SANE to take over!
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