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Where do you get your substitute for Dollar Tree Foam Board?

Phin G

Elite member
#62
It doesn't matter where in europe you buy it, the flite test board is extortionately expensive, I am talking silly prices. I buy my foamboard off Ebay UK and pay £22 for 10 sheets of 5mm A1 size sheets. Its more dense and therefore more heavy than the Flite Test board but I am not bothered, my planes fly fine and look okay too. If anything the increased density makes them more rigid and hence more durable.
See if you have a hobbyCraft nearby they sell 4 A1 for £10 or sometimes they mess up the order and they send you 8 sheets for £10 ;)
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leaded50

Legendary member
#63
Im in Norway, and foamboards locally is with a self-adhesive side, and thin aluminium and paper similarity other side, with core of XPS similarity , or laminate floor underlay,Depron/XPS, 3 or 5mm thick without any paper on.. None of them is cheap. (easy to roll though.. but not as strong as standard foamboard)
A few national public relation or office delivery shops have foamboard too, but expensive, and minimum orders.
Mainly i order from another town standard foamboard (shopname Panduro) who is a chain of stores in Scandinavia, and normally ships it from Swedish storage to here (approx 4-7 days delievery) cheaper than all others, and the "right" type.. paper on both sides and foam center. Shit is, sometimes its not possible tear the paper of, but have learned a technique with a fish fillet knife to get rid of it.
 
#68
idk if anybody has mentioned this, but Walmart sells "Ross" brand foam board that's basically the same thing as readiboard. You can buy it in store or on the website; it's 20 cents cheaper and better quality (it is slightly heavier, but only by a few grams).
 

kilroy07

Legendary member
#70
idk if anybody has mentioned this, but Walmart sells "Ross" brand foam board that's basically the same thing as readiboard. You can buy it in store or on the website; it's 20 cents cheaper and better quality (it is slightly heavier, but only by a few grams).
In my experience, Ross FB seems "softer". Also if you have calibrated a needle cutter or laser, it's a tad thicker too (affect things like cut depth and slot width on the plans.)

It works, (I've used it in a pinch) but the DTFB just seems a but stiffer and more consistent quality. Ross "Might" be better for MS kits though... :unsure:

Your mileage may vary.
 

Baron VonHelton

Well-known member
#72

Marzipan

Well-known member
#74
so, went into our Dollarama and they had two 20 x 30 options...white foamboard for $4.00 CAD or some black for $1.50 CAD. I bought the last 6 black sheets they had. I checked Walmart as well, but they had nothing.

we have a dollar store with more I'll check out next. hopefully the black board is okay and I'll try my hand at a Tutor!
 

Baron VonHelton

Well-known member
#75
so, went into our Dollarama and they had two 20 x 30 options...white foamboard for $4.00 CAD or some black for $1.50 CAD. I bought the last 6 black sheets they had. I checked Walmart as well, but they had nothing.

we have a dollar store with more I'll check out next. hopefully the black board is okay and I'll try my hand at a Tutor!
The black foam board I bought above seems very hardy. I beat the tar out of my Pfalz & it came back for more. Come to think of it, I don't think I even bent my wing!

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