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Old 01 February 2008, 11:47   #1
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Cushion flooring?

Hi guys, Im wanting to put down some rubber or gel flooring on the Thundercat for this years racing, just to giuve some cushioning. Theres one company I have seen which claim that if you drop a egg form 18 meters onto their 2cm thick gel mat, that it wont break. Just looking for some ideas. Thinking of using some forcefeild body armour to protect your insides and back a bit aswell.

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the link to the gel company http://www.gelmec.co.uk/GelmecSiliconeFoamsPage.htm
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Don't know if it would be suitable but Maplin have an offer on interlocking rubber/foam matting - 14.99 for a big pack made by rolson. I bought some to make more fenders with!!!
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Don't know if it would be suitable but Maplin have an offer on interlocking rubber/foam matting - 14.99 for a big pack made by rolson. I bought some to make more fenders with!!!
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http://www.maplin.co.uk/Search.aspx?...source=15&SD=Y

Just found it - I spotted it in our local shop yesterday looking for bargaions - not opened it yet.

It's hard stuff one side and normal foam the other - may glue it back to back. Might even buy some more and use it properly!!!
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Cheers! Does it absorb water?
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Dunno yet!!! Will stick one in the bath later...............
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that look likes quite good, i need something that can deal with high impact. Theres a video on youtube that really shows what we go through while racing these small boats () Any other ideas, keep them coming, also if you have any ideas on body armour, helmets etc all will be notted.

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cushion

you could use an hypelon special fabrix, made by Pennel, called Orca 270.
It is a double wall fabric, ie the 2 sides are connected by wires.
Existing in 5, 10, 15 and 20cm between walls.
When the shape has been cut, you "just" have to add the perimetral fabric to get a closed inflatable cushion.
Dont forget the valve !

The softness will be adjusted by inflating more or less.

This fabric is used to make cushions able to lift big aeroplanes
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Theres one company I have seen which claim that if you drop a egg form 18 meters onto their 2cm thick gel mat, that it wont break.

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Ostrich eggs?
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