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David Tayler27/10/2019 21:06:28
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I have been making models for indoor flying out of 2mm Depron. Recent internet searches for more supplies have been fruitless. Does anyone know of a good source of 2mm depron. Preferably in the UK. Thanks ,David

Edited By David Tayler on 27/10/2019 21:07:03

bert baker27/10/2019 21:29:57
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Rapid Rc had some thin depron in stock last time I visited them,

it was about 3mm

Roger Price 127/10/2019 21:49:24
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Apologies for being off thread but not tech savvy in starting a new one! Does anyone know a source for heavy weight tissue?

PatMc27/10/2019 22:00:23
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Posted by Roger Price 1 on 27/10/2019 21:49:24:

Apologies for being off thread but not tech savvy in starting a new one! Does anyone know a source for heavy weight tissue?

Try Mike Woodhouse, Free Flight Supplies **LINK**

Geoff Sleath27/10/2019 22:39:54
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I bought some Depron sheets from a place in Hucknall, Notts about 2/3 years ago (not 2mm though). They claimed to be the main importer for Depron in the UK and only reluctantly supplied the (relatively) small quantity I wanted. I can't remember the name but I found them via Google. Even though I'm fairly local (only about 15 miles away) I don't know Hucknall well even though I used to fly models there, it took a lot of finding their premises. I suppose cariage might be quite dear for sheets because of the size.

They were mainly using it for insulation IIRC so perhaps Depron as thin as 2mm may not be their bag. This is the place.

Geoff

Robin Colbourne27/10/2019 23:25:50
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I bought some at Old Warden at the Ebenezer day in May, but the seller (Sams Models?) did say it was the last he had. This chap on ebay has some: 2mm Depron on Ebay

 

Edited By Robin Colbourne on 27/10/2019 23:30:46

Don Fry28/10/2019 09:22:36
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Micro Aces does it I believe.

Simon Chaddock28/10/2019 09:23:28
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As far as I am aware the original 'stiff' Depron is no longer made in any thickness.

Softer 'aero' Depron is still made on the continent but only in 3 mm and above thickness.

I can only suggest if you can find any 2mm Depron - buy it!

paul d28/10/2019 09:26:04
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One can still get balsa...... laugh

Richard Harris28/10/2019 09:39:13
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Last time I bought some was from SAMS but they have run out.

If you can cope with 3mm B&Q sell it HERE , they also sell 6 and 10mm thicknesses

Rich

Foxfan28/10/2019 11:35:55
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I bought some from SLEC not long ago, but I think they said it was the last batch, so don't delay.

Martin

Brian Hammond28/10/2019 13:08:24
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Hi David,

Vortex Board made by Multiplex comes in various thicknesses and is far superior to depron,I got mine from Gliders but there are other suppliers.

Brian Hammond28/10/2019 13:14:05
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Sorry I was thinking of something else ,it,s Vector Boards and by Graupner! I think I,m losing it a bit!

Don Fry28/10/2019 13:38:43
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Years ago, in Radio Control Scale Models, I think there were series of little indoor WW 1 aircraft. Designer made his thin depron by passing a hot wire across the top of a box contains the depron, suitably packed up to get the correct thickness. You get on goog face, one cut face.

He, I seem to remember then passed the depron through an ink jet printer to get the final finish. Long time ago.

Romeo Whisky28/10/2019 13:56:03
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Hi David. Long time since we made contact. Don't have a source for Depron, but you could consider trying out Proplex which is available in very large sheets from Wickes and very cheap (£2.50 last ime I got some). It is like thin Correx ("plastic corrugated cardboard" but quite a lot lighter than foam-board. I built a little profile model with it (see pic) and AUW is 114g. The clovering is parcel tape. Flies on a tiny 2S 180mAh.

Best regards, Richard W.

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Christopher Long 128/10/2019 16:07:57
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There is 4 page article in the latest November 19 edition of AeroModeller on Depron written by Steve Midson, it says that white Depron in any thickness is no longer manufactured. Only grey (known as black) is now made in 3mm and 6mm (nominal)thicknesses for insulation. He describes how he produces thinner thicknesses using a jig and hot wire along with a lot more information.

gliggsy28/10/2019 19:40:36
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Hi, I've also been pondering this one and either thought about sanding b&q 3mm down to 2mm or I have been looking at the hb10 food boxes from ebay, each box would give you two sheets roughly 200 x 120 mm, 25 boxes for about £7, don't quote me but I think it's 2mm, a call into your local kebab shop may confirm.. Glyn

David Tayler29/10/2019 09:45:43
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Thanks to all who have ofered advice. I have ordered some aero depron and will try cutting 6mm white down with a hot wire. It largely seems that I have missed the boat for 2mm white depron ,which is a shame as I have built 3 Fockers and 5 Chipmunks out of it,and they fly well. Plans for the Focker will be published in our club magazine shortly! The vector board seems heavier and more floppy, but also more resillient.;However for indoor flying lightness is everything. David

Robin Colbourne29/10/2019 12:11:04
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Posted by Richard Harris on 28/10/2019 09:39:13:

Last time I bought some was from SAMS but they have run out.

If you can cope with 3mm B&Q sell it HERE , they also sell 6 and 10mm thicknesses

Rich

Richard, Do you happen to know how may sheets are in the 3mm B&Q pack? Their advert doesn't say, and the maths suggests its 13.3 sheets! dont know

eflightray29/10/2019 13:39:18
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Posted by David Tayler on 27/10/2019 21:06:28:

I have been making models for indoor flying out of 2mm Depron. Recent internet searches for more supplies have been fruitless. Does anyone know of a good source of 2mm depron. Preferably in the UK. Thanks ,David

Edited By David Tayler on 27/10/2019 21:07:03

What part of the UK David ? 

I have some 2mm x 1000mm x 350mm white Depron sheets, but it would be a PITA to package and post.

The nearest 'happening' to me is the Bwlch slope soaring site, (20 minutes away), if you know anyone who visits there it could be passed that way.

Ray. Near Swansea.

 

Edited By eflightray on 29/10/2019 13:40:27

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