I've got a question:
I've come across a great material for laminating, reinforcing landing gear, struts and propellor/rotor blades and stuff.
It's a chip board like paper, the same stuff that the backings for writing pads are made of. The only difference is, it's only as thick as standard 110 cardstock.
The benefits over cardstock are: It has no grain. It absorbs glue like a sponge, so no worries about delaminating. If you double it up, it becomes stiff and inflexible (LG or Rotor application,). I haven't tried it, but I imagine if you saturated it with superglue, it'd become stiff as steel.
I've used it for the rotors in all the helicopters I've built, and the only sag is at the rotor hubs, where I didn't use it (D'oh).
Now, for what it is: I work in a fast food restaurant, and all the condiment cups we give to customers come in a box. This stuff is placed between each layer to protect the cups during shipping. We usually just throw it away, but I've been collecting it.
It comes in 8.5 x 11 size, same as standard cardstock
There are two types, a brown coarse fiber, probably about 120lb weight
and a finer grain, which is stiffer, maybe about 140 to 180lb.
The question I have is: Would there be any interest in people buying it, if I were to offer to sell it?
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