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    Question Building with Foamular 600

    I am about to start building a stretched Sevtec Surveyor. I will be using System 3 epoxy with 6oz cloth. I have seen a few sites where the builder uses Foamular foam. Mainly because it costs so much less than other core material; it is also very light. Does anyone have experience with this?

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    Default Re: Building with Foamular 600

    Not recommend - it's a polystyrene insulation board and isn't structural (no shear strength is specified for a good reason). To get decent structural strength in a composite you would need to use 50-75mm thickness of foam rather than the 12mm specified in the plan

    It might be better to use a proper structural core material and offset the extra cost by using polyester or vinylester resin instead of epoxy?

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    Default Re: Building with Foamular 600

    See, told you, these guys know it all and have most prob. done it too.

    Welcome Fco and hope your build goes well.
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    Cool Re: Building with Foamular 600

    Thanks for the information. I will probably just use some for the cabin enclosure and thrust duct. I am not expecting much impact in those areas.

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    Default Re: Building with Foamular 600

    the thrust duct has to be structural sound enough, to contain a blade failur!
    Jon

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