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Neil

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I was just thinking about saucers... I have easy methods to make crude (but effective) flying saucers out of thick paper and a bit of duct tape, but I was wondering what would happen if I turned some builders foam on a lathe to the flying saucer shape, then drilled out the center, and glassed the 29MM+ ones. I could turn maybe a 12" saucer on my lathe, out of builders foam, then glass it, and put a 38MM motor mount (or any number of smaller clustered motors)... Stronger and easier than cardboard (it sure is a pain finding 15" wide poster-board... :kill:

So... Has it been done? If it has, did it work? Was it easier?
 

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I used a chunk of 2" pink foam for the guts of my Sweat-Stained Clifton Tracking Station Hat of Death. I just roughed it out with a fishing knife, bored a hole, installed a tube and a lug and was set. The hat slips over the core and can be worn to the pads and back after recovery. Flies on Gs.

I suspect the foam could fly on its own if it was more uniform and flared more. If it got too thin some glass misght be in order.
 

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Was that yours at LDRS!??!?!? That was so cool!! I loved that thing. You WILL to post plans now. :D


If it wasnt, well, post plans anyways, it sounds kewl ;)
 

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