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Greetings from Land of the Rising Sun

Obollox

New member
#1
Hi and greetings
Been into 'Radicon' planes for about 20 years. Stumbled across some videos on YT and now have the bug to build a foam plane.
Fed up of filling the house with balsa dust!
Got myself some 5mm (paper sided) foam board this afternoon.
Can someone tell me the thickness and weight of the foam board Flitetest uses?
When will the plans for the Master build Spitfire be available?

Englishman in Japan
 

SlingShot

Maneuvering With Purpose
#2
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Hi and greetings
Been into 'Radicon' planes for about 20 years. Stumbled across some videos on YT and now have the bug to build a foam plane.
Fed up of filling the house with balsa dust!
Got myself some 5mm (paper sided) foam board this afternoon.
Can someone tell me the thickness and weight of the foam board Flitetest uses?
When will the plans for the Master build Spitfire be available?

Englishman in Japan
Howdy English,

Don't know about the plans, but the foamboard is 3/16" thick and about 111 gms/sheet. Welcome!
 

Obollox

New member
#5
No, I'm not 'Captain Slow' , but I also have an obsession with Spitfires. Unfortunately Amazon prime in Japan doesn't list his program. Pain in the wotsit that Amazon is region set.
Thanks for the data, I'll check the weight of my foam board. Might have to buld the smaller one while waiting for the plans.
 

speedbirdted

Well-known member
#6
Hi and greetings
Been into 'Radicon' planes for about 20 years. Stumbled across some videos on YT and now have the bug to build a foam plane.
Fed up of filling the house with balsa dust!
Got myself some 5mm (paper sided) foam board this afternoon.
Can someone tell me the thickness and weight of the foam board Flitetest uses?
When will the plans for the Master build Spitfire be available?

Englishman in Japan
Welcome. The foamboard that comes from dollar tree is usually 4mm in width or very close to that. However I'm assuming there is no dollar tree in Japan (109.75 Yen tree maybe?) so I'm really not sure about what is locally available to you. If your foam varies in thickness from 4mm, many plans found here will not fit together correctly with thicker foam. Good thing is, the maker foam that FT sells is shipped internationally so if you can't find the 4mm stuff anywhere, you can always get some shipped to you and start from there.
 
#9
No Dollar tree here! We have 'Daiso' which is a chain of '100 yen' shops (110 yen with the tax). They have styro foam board in 5mm sheets. The paper coated foam board, I call poster board is available in the home centre, bit expensive at $12 for a 50x90 cm sheet.
I've built many foam and EPP planes, so I should be able to adapt.
 

CarolineTyler

Well-known member
#10
No Dollar tree here! We have 'Daiso' which is a chain of '100 yen' shops (110 yen with the tax). They have styro foam board in 5mm sheets. The paper coated foam board, I call poster board is available in the home centre, bit expensive at $12 for a 50x90 cm sheet.
I've built many foam and EPP planes, so I should be able to adapt.
Thanks for the reply
Westboard ? Is that Depron?
No, it's what is sold in the UK as foamboard. The foam is denser that the FliteTest stuff and the paper is more like thin card ... This makes it tougher and smoother than the FliteTest stuff but also much heavier :(