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surfdad 11-27-2008 4:32 PM

In combat aircraft, in particular helicopters, dry bays are filled with ballistic foam to prevent fires and reduce damage from shrapnel. Principally it's polyurethane foam about 2 pound, with fiberglass strand mixed in. <BR> <BR>The fiberglass adds some structural integrity to the foam. <BR> <BR>With that in mind, we attempted to reproduce it with chopped strand mat and pour foam. <BR> <BR>We started with a section of CSM and pulled it apart. Then mixed up some pour foam and added the fibers to the mix while waiting for it to rise. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/647545.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/647546.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 11-27-2008 4:35 PM

After letting it rise, I cut a section of the foam off to see if the fibers were mixed into the foam and... <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/647549.jpg" alt="Upload">

surfdad 11-27-2008 4:38 PM

the fibers were mixed throughout. The orientation of the fibers is associated with the rise of the foam as can be seen in these pictures. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/647553.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/647554.jpg" alt="Upload">

bigshow 11-27-2008 5:08 PM

Jeff, You really need a hobby.

surfdad 11-27-2008 6:10 PM

I know! I wish I could think of something, do you have any suggestions, Show? <IMG SRC="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":-)" BORDER=0>

lakeside5_10 11-28-2008 5:54 AM

kinda looks like instant hair<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/crazy.gif" border=0>

surfdad 11-28-2008 7:17 AM

LOL <BR> <BR>Garage enterprises is proud to introduce Instant Hair, the new ballistic foam alternative to unsightly tupee's. Tired of taking shrapnel to the head? Then you need Instant Hair! Hate when people look at your unsightly tupee, trying to determine if it's real? Well banish that from your life, EVERYONE will know that Instant Hair! isn't real hair. <BR> <BR>Instant Hair! with it's patented microfiber technology not only protects you from the humilation associated with common tupees', and flying shrapnel, but it will also quickly extinguish fires and prevent gas tank ruptures in your dry bay! <BR> <BR>Let's be honest, what woman can resist a man with Instant Hair! <BR> <BR> <BR>(small print - not legal for use in North Carolina, Virginia or Washington)

surfdad 11-28-2008 7:22 AM

Customer testimonials. I got tired of always having to pick shrapel from my scalp, sometimes that would take me all weekend. Now, with Instant Hair! I can wakesurf and never have to worry about pesky shrapnel. Thanks Instant Hair! You saved my weekends. <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/559019/647583.jpg" alt="Upload">

lakeside5_10 11-28-2008 7:35 AM

LOL <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/lol.gif" border=0>

notsobueno 11-28-2008 7:55 AM

Just make sure you ONLY apply it to the top of your head. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/rofl.gif" border=0> <BR> <BR>or at least only post pictures of it on top of your head. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/uhoh.gif" border=0>

hawaj 11-29-2008 6:04 AM

Dad's Skunworks in action again <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0> <BR>Maybe its time for ballistic fabric probably from Kevlar which you like <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/biggrin.gif" border=0> <BR>like this dude <BR><a href="http://www.swaylocks.com/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_printable;post=375933;gues t=20880704" target="_blank">http://www.swaylocks.com/forum/gforum.cgi?do=post_view_printable;post=375933;gues t=20880704</a> <BR>search for Yorky posts <BR> <BR>just milling this fiberfoam will create dangerous dust to your lung, eyes etc. so take care and also put woofy faraway. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>(Message edited by hawaj on November 29, 2008)


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