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What has happened with European distribution?

IanSR

Active member
#1
Hey Flite Test

Your stuff is no longer available in Europe, Graupner (sorry for butchering the spelling) don't want to answer emails as to when stuff is going to be restocked, and there is no stock of the foamboard anywhere. All the normal stockists are out of stock and those that are happy to answer emails having nothing nice to say about the aforementioned distributor.

Please, what is going on? I want to build some stuff but the foamboard here is so heavy, are we going to go back into the dark ages of 2017 when rocking horse poop was easier to buy than your stuff, or are you going to sort out your Euro distribution?
 
#2
Sadly Flite Test staff do not frequent the forums a lot.
Mentioning @fliteadmin in a thread might get their attention (which is why I just did that...) but I wouldn't count on it.
I still have enough foam at home for the time being, but I'd sure like to know as well.
Maybe a shoutout on facebook or youtube would help, I don!t have a FB account though.

My hope is that they'll continue distribution once that "maker foam" they keep teasing in the videos is out.
There are a few alternatives available on the european market but they don't quite match up.
 

Tonero311

Well-known member
#3
I hope they do. I'll be after another 50 box of foamboard in the spring. Hoping this new monster foamboard is going to find it's way to UK shores as well.
 
#4
Guys, I can give you the answer Graupner gave me (from a guy called Bastel Wastel) :
Flitetest could not deliver Foam because they needed it for FliteFest! But now the ship is basically on its way to Europe.
He didn't mention what kind of foam is on his way to europe and when exactly we gonna FTFoam in Germany again.
 

IanSR

Active member
#5
Guys, I can give you the answer Graupner gave me (from a guy called Bastel Wastel) :
Flitetest could not deliver Foam because they needed it for FliteFest! But now the ship is basically on its way to Europe.
He didn't mention what kind of foam is on his way to europe and when exactly we gonna FTFoam in Germany again.
Thanks, that's more than what I got told.
 

skymaster

Active member
#6
why don't you guys get in contact with the company in your country and ask them to make some to the same specifications and show them how many people are after it and that they could make some profits show them what we do with their product .
 
#8
why don't you guys get in contact with the company in your country and ask them to make some to the same specifications and show them how many people are after it and that they could make some profits show them what we do with their product .
Well, we could do that but europe is metric, so they would probably not only have to change the formula but also change the tooling to produce the exact measurements of Flite Test foam and I assume that is going to be rather expensive. Even our standard foam is more expensive per unit and by area than even the imported FT foam is.

We already have a european distributor of the "genuine" stuff but it seems they haven't had any shipments come in lately. I assume contacting them is what @stereodreieck86 was talking about.

@stereodreieck86: If you were talking about getting foam made locally, can you give any more info?
 

FDS

Well-known member
#9
I already contacted Adams, they will sell us a TRUCK LOAD, their minimum order, but we would have to arrange shipment to the EU as they don’t sell outside the USA.
 
#10
Well, we could do that but europe is metric, so they would probably not only have to change the formula but also change the tooling to produce the exact measurements of Flite Test foam and I assume that is going to be rather expensive. Even our standard foam is more expensive per unit and by area than even the imported FT foam is.

We already have a european distributor of the "genuine" stuff but it seems they haven't had any shipments come in lately. I assume contacting them is what @stereodreieck86 was talking about.

@stereodreieck86: If you were talking about getting foam made locally, can you give any more info?
Check out this thread in the german fpv-treff, the material we were talking about is more like depron.
https://www.fpv-treff.de/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7452&p=147785#p147785
 

IanSR

Active member
#12
Yeah the size isn't the problem, it's the weight of it that is what makes FT foamboard unique. I have a friend in Florida who tried to send me some of the dollar tree stuff but it was so expensive we gave up on the idea. If I get desperate I may try some EPP, but I'd rather have some of the FT stuff.