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Old 03-19-2004, 07:04 AM
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Hi Guys,
I am a new member, so I hope I am posting this in the right forum. Your use of coroplast as a building material is similar to my experience using another alternate material. For over 30 years I have been involved in designing and building cardboard models, many of which have been published as construction articles. To see photos of them, as well as construction techniques, visit my website at: http://home.earthlink.net/~charlesfelton RCU is a great site with loads of info! Regards, Chuck Felton
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Old 03-19-2004, 08:59 AM
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Most excellent, Chuck! I wouldn't believe in a hundred years that those were cardboard. Aren't cheap airframes great? Here's two of my latest coroplast beauties.
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Old 03-19-2004, 05:03 PM
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Good one Chuck, your a SPADer at heart for sure.

have you checked out the SPAD web site? ther is at least 1 cradboard spad in the gallery (a twin from Chilie i think)
Old 03-19-2004, 05:36 PM
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Right on, Deadeye! I'm just beginning to appreciate what you guys can do with coroplast. These models look great and the price is right. Must be time for me to try one. Is there a standard supplier of coroplast, such as Office Depot? And does coroplast differ from standard foam board? Thanks, Chuck
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Coroplast is corrugated polysterene. Picture it as plastic cardboard. It's used in sign making, so a lot of businesses/election campaigns, just throw them away. You may find a new sheet at a local sign maker, or he might be able to tell you where you can get some locally. Check out www.spadtothebone.com for all you ever wanted to know about SPAD's. They even have a link for mail order coroplast if you have to go that route.
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Thanks for the info. The website certainly looks complete. chuck
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Chuck, one word....

WOW!!!!!!

Very nice work.
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Coroplast is corrugated polysterene
Sorry but NO it is not corrugated polysterene, it is corrugated polyPROPYLENE a completely diferant thing all together.
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Yep, Woodsy is correct. I goofed. Sorry for any confusion, and thanks for pointing that out, Woodsy.

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