We will be there with the majority of our inventory. We will have our full selection of carbon fiber there! Also propellers from APC, Emax motors and servos, Starbond CA adhesive, and many other items.
If you need EPP foam, please let us know ahead of time what you need and how many sheets so we will have it there for you. We will not have extra foam at the swap meet this year.
We are excited that we'll be expanding our work space by over 4x. The papers will be signed tomorrow for our new property which will give us 10 acres, three out buildings for the business, and a larger house than what we currently live in. The location for the new property is only a few minutes away from our current house, so the move will be fairly easy, however there is a significant amount of things we need to move. There are several improvements we need to do to the new space before we move in.
Out of Stock?
You might have noticed the website is out of stock on several items. These will be replenished as soon as we finish our move and get settled into the new location. I have a trailer currently completely full of foam that will require processing down to the needed thickness. It is our hope to have all of this done by the middle of September. If you are in urgent need of foam currently not available on the website, please contact me to see if I am able to get it cut for you and shipped out. All colors and densities in larger blocks are sitting in storage or in my trailer.
Any order placed from the website will be fulfilled as quickly as possible and shipped out within 2 business days of the order.
A new order for Carbon Fiber is being placed with our supplier by the end of the week. I hope to have this order here by October. Carbon Fiber has been taking a while to get here from my supplier due to shipping difficulties because of the virus causing fewer flights from China. If you are in need of a size we currently do not list, please contact me to see if I can get it into the next order.
New Kit - The Gladiator
The Gladiator is the next kit we'll have available soon. It is currently being beta tested and in the hands of several people. This plane is being designed to be rugged and a great second plane for the newer pilots. The Gladiator is a flying wing with a wide flight envelope to allow for slow flights up to 60 mph. It will fly on a 3s – 1300mah battery on an APC 7x5 or 7x6 prop. The build process should be fairly easy for the new builder and a breeze for those who have built foam planes in the past. We are building this plane be strong enough to withstand full contact combat. While no plane is indestructible, the Gladiator should hold up well to abuse and easy to repair.
Starting tonight at midnight, our governor of Michigan issued a stay at home order. Luckily, I run Wind Catcher RC out of our house and work shop behind the house.
Last week in anticipation of something like this happening, I picked up another large order of EPP foam from my supplier. I have #1.3 in white and black, #1.9 in white and black, and #2.8 in black (experimental right now). In the next week or two I will process the foam and have more sheets available in the foam section of Wind Catcher RC (click here).
If you would like custom thickness sheets of EPP, please let me know so I can cut it for you.
UPS stated on their website today that they will continue to pick up and deliver. Here is their statement: “UPS operations are considered to be critical infrastructure by the Department of Homeland Security and will continue to pickup and deliver, even in restricted areas.”
As of the moment I wrote this, USPS did not have any notice about service disruptions in Michigan. Please see USPS for up to date information about deliveries in your area.
Before the pandemic, I worked out of my house and workshop staying at home 95% of the time. My exposure to the public has always been limited, so for me, this is business as usual at home. If you are concerned about the transmission of COVID-19 when receiving things being shipped to you, please see the CDC’s recommendations. You can also research how long the virus stays alive on surfaces.
Shipping your items out might be delayed by a few days due to unforeseen circumstances here at our house, workshop, and in Michigan. I will do my best to get orders out as soon as possible.
Stay safe, wash your hands, stay hygienic, and we’ll all get through this eventually.
Carbon Fiber is on sale from today until the end of August. This is a great opportunity to stock up on all your carbon fiber rods, strips, tubes, and square/square tubes. All carbon fiber are in 1 meter (1000mm) lengths.
Get 20% off your Carbon Fiber purchase by using coupon code: 20%OffCarbonFiberAugust2019
I am new at setting up coupons on my website. Let me know if there are any issues with this code.
I am missing some CF pictures. I plan to get those updated in the next few days.
We started selling EPP foam officially on 1 June of 2018. Thank you to everyone who supported us and a huge thank you to all of our customers who helped us get where we are today. Nearly all of our net profits are reinvested back into the business to help us grow.
In the beginning we started selling a few different thicknesses of only #1.3 EPP. Today we offer both #1.3 and #1.9 in white and black. Wind Catcher RC now imports quality carbon fiber rods, tubes, strips, and square tube. We recently released our first kit, an FPVWRA race wing we call the WC Spec Wing kit. In the past year we have done several custom wings from both EPP and EPS. And to top it all off, our very own slicer is being delivered next week.
A huge thank you to everyone who helped us get where we are today. We couldn’t have done it without you!
In less than a week we will receive our very own slicer! We are excited to be able to keep close tolerances and increase our quality in controlling thickness of every slice. The slicing capability of the machine will be from 3mm up to 6″ thick. If you require a custom thickness, let us know.
Custom Wing Cores
In the past year we cut several custom wing cores for people. Tolerances of +/- 0.03″ in both EPP and EPS are achieved using our high tech hot wire CNC. A form for customers to fill out is being developed to help streamline the custom wing core request process. A link for this will be added to the website once the form is ready for use. Our turn around time for custom work is about 3 weeks.
Enter for a chance to win a Wind Catcher RC Spec Wing kit and 50% off an FXT Black Knight VTX!
Join us in celebrating our 1st year in business by entering for a chance to win a free WC Spec Wing and 50% off an FXT Black Knight VTX.
We are dedicated to bringing quality foam, carbon fiber, and plane kits of our own design to the RC community.
We are back to normal operating hours. If you placed an order recently and it hasn't shipped yet, it should be packed and shipped by Monday, 21 August. Also, foam supplies will be replenished soon after 18 August. Sorry for any inconvenience. Dismiss