Flite Test Maker Foam White 30x40 BiFold (25 Pack) Water resistant

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  Maker Foam is a new foam board material developed by Flite Test to be the ultimate rapid build material. The culmination of 8 years of evolution Maker Foam is the superior material for creating not only model aircraft but every kind of DIY project including rapid prototyping. The new facing material (paper backing) is now bright white and is designed to take paint or decals extremely well. Now all of your models and designs can start with a base color of white which is much easier to have a beautiful model when adding a simple trim scheme using stickers or pinstripes. The new material is also somewhat translucent allowing it to be creatively lit from within by LED for better orientation while flying at dusk. In addition to being waterproof Maker Foam is also more durable than previous Flite Test foam products.
 Previous Flite Test foam board came in single 30x20 sheets, however Maker Foam, although it ships in a 30"x 20" box,  the sheets unfold into 30"x 40" sheets. This gives you twice the surface area for larger builds!


  • Features:
  • White color is much easier to add a simple trim scheme using stickers or pinstripes
  • Translucent allowing models to be creatively lit from within
  • Takes paint or decals extremely well
  • More durable than previous Flite Test foam products


Specifications:
Qty: 25 individual bi-fold sheets
Folded sheet size: 30" x 20" x 3/16"
Open sheet size: 30" x 40" x 3/16"
Carton size: 30.5" X 20.5" W X 11.0 H
Carton weight: 15.0 Lbs 

This product was added to our catalog on December 3, 2019

Verified Owner
Sunday, Mar 15 2020 (3 months ago)
Flite Test Maker Foam White 30x40 BiFold (25 Pack)
Received my box of Maker Foam. Was excited that the foam is in white now as I like to use florescent paints and a white surface works much better.

WHAT I LIKE:
1> WHITE!
2> The foam SHEET is flat which is a big deal for simple flat wings.
3> Water Resistant! The morning dew will instantly destroy Dollar Tree Foam (DTF). This is better then that. This is not water proof but is good enough for most projects with the exception of float planes, boats and submarines.
4> Weight... Appears to be similar to DTF. A 20" x 30" sheet is 5mm thick and weighs 115 grams. For a comparison, the same size sheet of DEPRON was 91 grams.
5> Strength is good, the paper gives the Maker Foam similar strength to DTF and more thickness then DEPRON (R.I.P.).

WHAT IS DISAPPOINTING:
1> Surface waviness... Just like Adams DTF the surface of the foam has a repeating wave pattern every 1.8" The foam thickness is fairly constant but the foam is corrugated. This is disappointing for a product at this price point. I'm really missing DEPRON (R.I.P.) right now. DEPRON (R.I.P.) in it's peak had perfect surface flatness. ROSS foamboard from Walmart also had perfect surface flatness and excellent paper adhesion at the expense of about 20% additional weight.

At the end of the day this foam is very similar to DTF that has been treated with polyurethane. I was hoping for better.
Verified Owner
Friday, May 8 2020 (4 weeks ago)
Flite Test Maker Foam White 30x40 BiFold (25 Pack)
I like the white color, but otherwise not impressed. The boards are quite wavy, so it will be difficult to make anything that looks good. I built an airboat out of it, covered in packing tape and water got under the tape and all the paper got water soaked and fell off, so I question how water resistant it is. I think you are better off sticking with Dollar tree foam where at least you can pick the flattest boards, and where you know it isn't water proof.
Verified Owner
Friday, Jan 10 2020 (5 months ago)
Flite Test Maker Foam White 30x40 BiFold (25 Pack)
Very GOOD but NOT Water-Resistant, totally Wet to to skin on the water