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Old 02-01-2006, 11:03 AM   #1
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I have been to several shops and also tried to phone order for some 1/2"x48" wood. Nobody seems to have any and I am just wondering if there is a shortage or nobody uses this size anymore. I need it for my wings on my Raven which are 39" long. The ldg.edge and the aileron hinge line is what I want it for. Larger would also work so if anyone knows a source it would be appreciatted.
I am finding it frustrating when an item used to be a common in a hobby shop. I did not want to order from the south for the usual reasons but I may have to.
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:40 PM   #2
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I just picked up a piece of balsa 1/2" x 4" x 48" at Hobby Hobby yesterday.
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Old 02-01-2006, 12:45 PM   #3
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Hi John

I know it isn't local but he usually has a pretty good stock.

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Hi John

I know it isn't local but he usually has a pretty good stock.

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If not he can custom cut... he brings the stuff in by the billet so I don't think it would be a problem!
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Old 02-01-2006, 01:44 PM   #5
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Depending on the spar design it may be the leading and trailing edge dont contribute all that much strength.
It twere me Id look at laminating two 1/4 48 sheets or splicing two 1/2 x36 sheets.
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