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Help! 12' B-52 builder: Looking for Giant Sheets of Adams Foamboard as seen in the A-10 videos.

#1
I am currently in the preliminary phases of designing and building a 12' span B-52. I know I can splice sheets together to get the lengths I want, but if I could buy a box of big, uncut foam sheets to make the process go faster and easier, I would. Anybody know how I can get ahold of some? I have been to the adams site, and could get them to quote me whatever, but I figured I ought to ask just to see what they are already producing for the homies at FT or whatever.
 

thenated0g

Drinker of coffee, Maker of things
Mentor
#3
You could try some of the pink rigid insulation from homedepot/lowes. Its like 4x8 feet 1 inch thick for about $20.
 

wilmracer

I build things that fly (sometimes)
Mentor
#4
You could try some of the pink rigid insulation from homedepot/lowes. Its like 4x8 feet 1 inch thick for about $20.
If you have a hotwire setup I've seen some folks set up a jig to cut the 1 or 2" sheets into 1/4" sheets about the width of the FT stuff. Wouldn't have the paper on it but it would be an inexpensive way to get big sheets.
 

b-29er

Active member
#5
Id really just say save your money and use standard sheets, then just place ribs that run along the edge so you have a good glue surface and a spot to join the sheets up. Or use packing tape or craft paper tape if you dont want the paint over plastic weirdness
 

jamboree1

Active member
#6
I have used the white gorilla glue to join 2 sheets together. The joint is stronger then the foam board. I lay the foam board on a flat surface with parchment paper underneath and on the top and use weights to hold them down. I have never have had this method fail.