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Old Jan 30, 2013, 08:09 AM
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The FAA spec for aircraft quailty spruce is very tight.The wood from Wicks and Aircraft Spruce is beautiful! Back many years ago I built a set of ribs for a full scale Schweizer 1-20. Towards the end if the stack, I ran out of wood. The usual suppliers were backordered at the time, so I got a bunch from Sig. Sig's wood is nice, but most of it looks like it doesn't quite make the FAA spec. I could use 1 in 4 sticks for the Schweizer. The rest went into the model wood supply. I still have a few 1/4" squares and that was proably 30 years ago!
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:16 PM
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I purchased some small 48" spruce sticks from National Balsa and they were all good wood, straight, and 100% useable with quick delivery. I'll use NB again.

Bruce in Austin, Tx
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 04:39 PM
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Lots of basswood out there, but spruce seems a bit scarce. I recently got some from National Balsa. Lonestar & Balsa USA only show basswood in their catalogs. I'd recommend National or AS or Wicks.
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