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ppsailor

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Airboat of foam electric.
« on: September 04, 2008, 06:05:26 AM »

My Airboat,electrical, constructed with foam and materials of recycling and using elements of a small car of my granddaughter
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ppsailor

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Re: Airboat of foam electric.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2008, 06:07:55 AM »

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ppsailor

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Re: Airboat of foam electric.
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Re: Airboat of foam electric.
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2008, 08:15:31 AM »

nice one.

Can anyone in uk tell me what that foam is called here? and where to get it?

Ian
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Re: Airboat of foam electric.
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2008, 09:38:01 AM »

its builders insulation, available from a good buiders merchants....it comes in sheets, if you only need a small amount you may be able to buy an off cut or even a damaged half sheet for a few quid....

 i go in  to my local place and just ask for 'blue foam', there is blue and pink varieties, i  find the blue seems to be a bit tougher and less prone to chunks ,dings and marks than the pink !


its used for insulating cavities in walls and bay windows and such like,

 its a dense polystyrene type material and as most polystyrenes is does not like solvents of any kind, it willl glue with solvent free 'no nails' type adhesives, it will also glue with  waterproof PVA but it does take a long while to dry !

 there is also a white material which is very similar  - its specially designed for model making and technical installations and applications, its tougher and slightly lighter, if memory serves me it  called ROHRCELL -  its alot more expensive than the builders insulation  too !
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Re: Airboat of foam electric.
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Big Ada

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Re: Airboat of foam electric.
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2008, 05:43:41 PM »

Also look out for old surf boards,the short/body boards are sometimes sold in Supermarkets.
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andyn

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Re: Airboat of foam electric.
« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2008, 09:43:05 PM »

go to your local building yard, i did, theres a renovation of a house going on up the road

they give you nice big blocks about 5 feet square you can seel on for a handsome profit ;)
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Re: Airboat of foam electric.
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2008, 07:41:42 PM »

I find the best stuff to glue foam together with is 1 minute epoxy. Strong enough, and quick set.

Andy
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