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  1. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    I wondered the same. I suspect they'd be too low in density to be useful. And circular would mean a lot of waste to. I have a foam roller, and it's not EPP. Might be an idea to buy some cheap EPP ones of Aliexpress and see?
  2. NZ Foam

    it certainly would be easier to source the material and easier to wire-cut. But just not as robust as EPP.
  3. Genuine Higgins Rodent R10

    For sale is my genuine Higgins Rodent R10. I have just about finished refurbishing it from the ground-up. It has new battery, new RX, new paint job, new stickers etc. Has 3 good ino-lab digital servos. Comes with a spare nose-cone as well. These are designed for those big air days when you ballast it up with tons of lead and let it loose. These type of things are known as "lead-sleds" in the US. They are all about speed and silly roll rates. They also class as "PNF" (pointy nose fetish). In a previous life it had a prang, but it has been very nicely repaired and you simply next to impossible to even notice. This is a very tidy and good true flying model. Fun to fly. In near mint condition (i did manage a couple of minor chips in the paint fitting it out ) $400.
  4. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    Jono - do they do a thinner block? 100mm thick would mean we would have to slice them thinner otherwise the waste EPP would be excessive? Do they do a 40mm? Start another thread about your design and see whos keen to get one? that could give us an idea as to how much to buy etc.
  5. What has happened to Foamworks

    they look great, Alex!
  6. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    Im happy to put money towards a bulk order, but i/we dont have a foam cutter which can do EPP properly...
  7. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    Found *loads* of Chinese wholesalers of EPP foam sheets. Here's an example: https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/EPP-Foam-Sheet-EPP-Foam-Material_60632588287.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017115.66.687482f01pqKfu you can pick density and dimensions. Min order is 100 sheets. 40mm sheet 1000x1200mm is about 45 USD per sheet. So $4500 for a massive pile of EPP. Perhaps a bit much... These guys do a min order of a cubic metre (a much more managable amount!) https://mylon.en.alibaba.com/product/1203285076-221722307/epp_foam_epp_foam_material_epp_foam_sheet.html#!
  8. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    Are there any industries in NZ which would use it? Its used as packaging normally right?
  9. Ngaio Today

    what do you want for the synergy?
  10. NZ Foam

    I thought that you couldnt get it from them anymore?
  11. NZ Foam

    Bunnings has loads of XPS foam: Apparently this knauf foam is pretty dense https://www.bunnings.co.nz/knauf-insulation-30-x-1200-x-600mm-xps-multi-use-foam-board_p00269596 https://www.bunnings.co.nz/climafoam-50-x-1200-x-600mm-xps-insulation-foam-board_p00269605 https://www.bunnings.co.nz/climafoam-2200-x-1200-x-30mm-xps-insulation-board_p00271321 https://www.bunnings.co.nz/search/products?q=xps foam
  12. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    Yes. Who would do the cutting? what design? Reaper(ish)?
  13. Ngaio Today

    That "bonus" must have been triple-spent by now, Peewee
  14. WANTED: EPP slope models or kits

    Canterbury Sailplanes used to make a few EPP PSS type models, but they went out of business There are no NZ based commercial EPP foam cutters left now. Shame really. windrider and ncfm are a few international retailers which still sell EPP kits, but they become an expensive proposition when freight is included.