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AncientAviation

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Greetings all...
18 months or so ago when I was dreaming of all things flying, I found lots of foam suppliers on eBay.

I'm not at the point where I need to order and it appears there is about 1 supplier!
The foam had gone from blue to black
The density is 2.5lb ft^2 (38-40kg m^2) which is about 25% heavier
I can't get 1" think sheets... although they had 75mm which I could cut.

Cost wise I don't want to import from Aircraft Spruce...

Also, while on the subject... I was wondering if there are any hot wire foam cutters gathering dust in a hanger or shed that you'd consider selling on?
My thanks
 

Lendo

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I used Stainless Tracer wire (used for Fishing Tracer), the thickness of an E string on a Guitar (the thinner one), it is pliable and easy to wrap around at the ends. It doesn't rust or break. I made my own Foam Cutter Bow out of pine, Wire at the bottom, spacer 3/4 of the length nearer the top and string at the very top with a wind-up stick to spread the sides for tension of the wire at the bottom - simple and cheap.
I have a photo somewhere, but couldn't find it.
George
 

AncientAviation

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For those that are UK based, after 1/2 a day of making myself a nuisance and calls and emails, etc... the above is pretty much 100% spot on for what I was looking for....In case anybody else is looking...
 
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