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So if been reading here and there that you can use crepe paper as wadding. Is it true? If so can save some money😃
 

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Just be sure to get the flame resistant crepe paper.... and to test it once you get it home by tearing off a piece and trying to smoke it.. :p

Seriously though, don't smoke it but do try to see if it will burn. I've found the crepe paper they sell at Walmart won't burn.
 

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So if been reading here and there that you can use crepe paper as wadding. Is it true? If so can save some money😃
I don't think you can beat dog barf for the cheapest per flight. You just have to buy a lifetime supply up front.
 

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I don't think you can beat dog barf for the cheapest per flight. You just have to buy a lifetime supply up front.
I agree but you end up buying more than you need but it won't go bad and you can share with your friends.
 

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So if been reading here and there that you can use crepe paper as wadding. Is it true? If so can save some money😃
Why don't you use recovery wadding with a parachute isn't that what the instructions say to do.
 

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This old Centuri "Stellar" wadding got me to try some flame resistant crepe paper. (See picture below)

Here's the type I ended up buying, don't unroll it and cut into 4.5" squares:
When I was a kid, my Mom could make it into flowers.

Takes a little getting used to, but I now prefer it over Estes style wadding.
Much cheaper too.
 

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I bought some crepe streamer at a Dollar store & tested its flammability. It charred but did not ignite. Two rolls for a buck. Each roll 1.75" wide by 70' long. Lots of wadding for $1. :)
 

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For those of you who remember FSI wadding, I recently came across some in an estate sale and really like it. Would anyone know of a commercially available version of it? It was a thin fibrous material that really works well since it tends to stay in the rocket after ejection and can be used several times.
 

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And if you can find "Blow-In" cellulose insulation (Dog Barf) Estes gives you a nice amount of wadding with the Blast-Off pack Unfortunately Blast-off pack use to be cheap a few years ago but no longer...engine prices went up and up.
 
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