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    ACE foam wings

    Searching the Net for the old ACE molded wings, later marketed by ThunderTiger, came across Select Hobbies.com
    These are again available. They are the ones produced by TT up until about 2005. They are not hotwire cut from white foam blanks but are the original molded version with a hard(ish) skin. Great for those old designs mentioned in earlier posts.
    Purchased 2 tapered sets & 2 parallel sets at $9.95 ea with excellent turnaround, compared to $15 ea elsewhere in 2005.

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    RE: ACE foam wings


    ORIGINAL: ifly3

    Searching the Net for the old ACE molded wings, later marketed by ThunderTiger, came across Select Hobbies.com
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    Purchased 2 tapered sets & 2 parallel sets at $9.95 ea with excellent turnaround, compared to $15 ea elsewhere in 2005.
    Yeah, we know about that guy - he hangs out around here a bit. Word is that he's an alright feller.
    the "other" andrew
    I'm not older than dirt, but I can remember when it was patent pending

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    RE: ACE foam wings

    My club is using a CNC wire foam cutter to make wings for the clubs pylon racers. Dont know what the max length is but the one Igot the other day is 35" X6". Ithink they can cut just about any airfoil . Iconsidered gluing two together and adding some dihederal to make a glider.
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    RE: ACE foam wings

    The hot wire cut panels are a different animal - they will not have the strength of the molded panels, and will require additional support for most applications, as in sheeting or glass tape or inset spars or what have you. The molded ACE panels are more dense and much stronger and can generally be used as is or film covered in many 1/2A applications.
    Sorry I'm late dear, I had to help my uncle Jack off his horse.

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    RE: ACE foam wings

    Yes Iagree, the panel Ibought has grooves for stiffeners and I plan to glass it. We make pylon racers for limited class racing.
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    RE: ACE foam wings

    Ah, you're all set then. I've seen talk of using hot wire cores in place of ACE wing panels as is, that's why I chimed in.
    Sorry I'm late dear, I had to help my uncle Jack off his horse.

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    RE: ACE foam wings

    Very bottom o' the page:
    http://selecthobbies.com/kitdata.htm
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    RE: ACE foam wings

    Cool! I need another Simple 400. Great model.
    Sorry I'm late dear, I had to help my uncle Jack off his horse.

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    RE: ACE foam wings

    The pylon racer wings my club makes seem to take a lot of abuse, they smack into each other a lot out there.
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    RE: ACE foam wings

    This reminds of one thing we have available here in Finland.

    600 x 112 mm (about 24" x 4 1/2") pieces of cambered foam glider wing. Add a piece of balsa or Depron and you have a flat bottomed wing. Put two of them face to face and you have a hollow symmetrical wing. Add leading and trailing edges. Add a spar if you want to, make it longer by adding pieces.

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    http://www.pienoismalli.com/pm200507.htm
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