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Armour

Post by Occashokka » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:35 am

What armour do people use for fleas as their favourite and where do you get it from(without £10 of postage from Asia)??
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Re: Armour

Post by Rhys » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:30 am

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Re: Armour

Post by Remote-Controlled Dave » Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:59 pm

Whatever is lying about! I've made fleas out of TicTac boxes and lemonade bottles.
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Re: Armour

Post by Occashokka » Thu Apr 09, 2015 3:26 pm

That's one way to avoid steep postage!
@rhys how easily does polycarbonate fit in the weight?
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Re: Armour

Post by Hogi » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:16 pm

1mm HDPE is what i use.
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Re: Armour

Post by EpicentrE » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:49 pm

Both are easily light enough for fleas. HDPE is around 0.00095g/mm^3, and polycarb is around 0.0012g/mm^3.

You can use this to work out how much a piece of armour will weigh. Work out the piece's area, then do area x thickness x density (the number above). So a 100mm x 100mm square of 1mm thick HDPE would be (100x100)x1x0.00095, or 9.5g.
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Re: Armour

Post by Rapidrory » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:27 pm

I use 1.5mm polycarb for the chassis and HDPE from plastic milk bottles as armour on my fleas... seems to be an effective mix..
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