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Mar 28, 2005, 12:06 AM
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Albezia wood as an alternative to Balsa?


Does anyone have any information about Albezia wood and it's use in rubber powered freeflight models?

I have been told that this wood might be strong enough and density is "comparable" to balsa.

I have never heard of this type of wood, much less it's use in stick and tissue planes.

Any feedback appreciated!

Bud

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Mar 28, 2005, 12:28 AM
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I think ... think .. Albezia is another name for Mimosa (or a variety of same). I wouldn't think that would grow fast enough, or large enough, to have the same cellular structure and characteristics of balsa.

Saskatoon ... rubber models ... Do you fly with Orv/Marcia Olm and George Merkel? if so, please say 'Hi' from Jim Moseley next time you see 'em...


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