|Aug 22, 2012, 08:00 PM|
vintage Balsa-Ply ?
A friend of my is looking for a 70ís balsa wood called balsa-ply .
I had never heard of it, but apparently it was a precursor of the lite-ply used today, but lighter in weight. Does anyone still selling this?
|Aug 23, 2012, 09:30 AM|
United States, NJ, Browns Mills
Joined May 2005
Hobby Shack (Now "Hobby People", I think) used to sell it. It was, simply, cross-grain laminated balsa .
I tried it, but found it not to be that special. Screws wouldn't hold into it, for example, nor was it that light. For the few places I can use it, I make my own balsa laminate, using epoxy for the glue.
|Aug 24, 2012, 10:29 PM|
Australia, QLD, Booyal
Joined Aug 2011
One of the arfs that crashed at the club the other day brought up a nice conversation. One of the fellas noticed that the ply in it was in fact balsa either side of the normal core for ply. Interesting to say the least
|Aug 25, 2012, 09:12 AM|
Some of the kit manufacturers use a balsa ply in areas where higher stress exists..Top Flite comes to mind....I can't remember which kit(s) but I have noticed it on occasion.
It is sometimes used as a compression resistant former,to resist bowing from high loads squeezing it. The balsa gluing surface is a little better than lite-ply in the same position,in my opinion.
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