Post by Vermin King on Feb 29, 2012 13:30:34 GMT -9
I would check out papermodelers.com forum or zealot.com forum for a start. Someone from there would be able to point you in the right direction.
And I know I've seen some of the models used in RC models. Also a couple RC boats, though that would scare the bejeebers out of me. Can you imagine missing some waterproofing and your PAPER boat taking on water???
There are no strangers in this world,only people I haven't embarrassed ... yet!
oddly I am likewise into Rc planes although i ahven't flown in 2 years now...
I know in the past cardboard planes although not common were made, this tended to be using corrugated cardboard and following more traditional construction methods (sorry my old example link is dead).
Myself I've made stuff out of corrugated plastic (SPADS)which is virtually indestructible, This was using a nitro engine and I broke the motor before I broke the plane.
As to paper itself quiet a few people have made planes using fiddlers green models as a base although they tend to support the framework using foam and then have the paper as a very thin decorative skin. I think this is because paper/card is weaker and heavier than foam. i know when i did some weight comparisons the depron was significantly lighter per square foot than paper:
Vermin King: It takes three weeks for a task to become a habit.
Sept 29, 2020 4:56:03 GMT -9
Toman: yes. though the kids need to be reminded to put them away when they are done. I've come home from work and they are all watching tv while the bikes are sitting in the front lawn. kids
Sept 25, 2020 17:47:26 GMT -9
Toman: the bikes now go in the fenced back yard now. after nine years never had an issue with bikes, we did end up with an extra scooter last summer that no one could identify. I think because it was kind of a piece of junk
Sept 14, 2020 13:09:23 GMT -9
Vermin King: The family down the street from me has lost four bikes this year.
Sept 14, 2020 8:57:13 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Apparently bike theft is rife. Covid makes people want to bike instead of bus so it is a sellers market in the bike world. :/
Sept 13, 2020 13:09:44 GMT -9
Toman: bummer. my sons bike is missing, my twin girls bikes are still in the yard but his isn't. guess I need to go bike shopping today.
Sept 13, 2020 6:20:34 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Well, I snoozed and I loozed. Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to everyone who participated. Maybe next year I'll . . .
Sept 7, 2020 15:31:29 GMT -9
squirmydad: They were open from the 1st to the 3rd, the Best of Show poll is open for another hour.
Sept 4, 2020 6:24:14 GMT -9
cowboyleland: Were the polls for Papercuts really open for just part of one day? They all seem closed now.
Sept 3, 2020 19:52:21 GMT -9
RHWorldbuilding: Beautiful work from all the participants, by the way!
Sept 2, 2020 19:58:10 GMT -9
squirmydad: Sorry about the delay, dealing with a massive failure at work of a contractor trying to integrate technology from 2020 with technology from 1953.
Sept 1, 2020 9:30:44 GMT -9
squirmydad: Papercuts is officially closed to new entries. I'm working on setting up the voting polls right now.
Sept 1, 2020 9:29:27 GMT -9
senkosmos: This is the first time I log in in a long while (been very busy with the workshop). I hope all of you are doing ok, I'll pray for a speedy recovery of all of you who's been having health issues and I'm very, very sorry to hear about Shep
Aug 31, 2020 20:58:18 GMT -9