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Building Your First ParkJet

If your handy with glues and tools, knifes, soldering iron's, and so forth, you may want to build your first ParkJet, especially if your planning on staying in the hobby long term.

The main advantage of doing this, is that your cost-per-airframe is going to be a lot lower than if you only fly RTF or ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) ParkJets.  Your cost is even lowered further if you crash your jet, you just take the old parts out of the crashed jet, and install them in your NEW scratch built  Jet!!

The foams we use are very cheap, compared to the molded foam kit jets available. 

Building Materials - Foam

Some of the popular types of foam that we use to build ParkJets are:

Depron Extruded Foam Sheets (Take-out containers, store meat trays)

Dow Corning Fan-Fold Foam (a.k.a. Blucor, used in Home Insulation)

PolyStyrene Foam (Think of cheap picnic coolers)

Expanded PolyPropylene (Bend able "Memory" foam)

The Top 2 are the most common used, as they sand well, accept most (Foam Safe) glues, and are relatively easy to work with.  There are MANY other variations of foams,  in a wide variety of shapes and sizes,