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Old 06-10-2019, 04:56 PM   #1
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Old 06-10-2019, 05:11 PM   #2
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Good luck on finding that now a days, what would you be using it for? There are a lot of different options. Phil
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:17 PM   #3
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Good luck on finding that now a days, what would you be using it for? There are a lot of different options. Phil
I used it for MicaFilm,,, still have some. Right now, it's for Litespan.

I don't mind options but Balsaloc is not one of them. Didn't work well for me.

If you mean options for covering, I build 1/2A and now am doing some 250 gram Park Flyers.

No film is suitable, too heavy.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:22 PM   #4
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Re: Balsa Rite

SIG STIX-it is an option. There are quite a few of us that would love to get Balsa Rite!
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:47 PM   #5
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SIG STIX-it is an option. There are quite a few of us that would love to get Balsa Rite!
I agree and thanks, I'll look for the Sig product.
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:56 PM   #6
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Re: Balsa Rite

Just ordered 2 cans. Thanks again.

Darn, I should have checked. That Demoiselle kit sure looks good. But my budget is blown for the month ALREADY. :^)
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Old 06-10-2019, 10:48 PM   #7
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Re: Balsa Rite

A GREAT substitute for Balsarite is a water based clear urethane that you can find at most local hardware stores.

BUT!

This has come up before in RCC discussion...

https://www.rccanada.ca/rccforum/sho...d.php?t=210010

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Old 06-11-2019, 04:44 AM   #8
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Thanks. About water based. For very light structures, I've found that the water swells the wood and can warp the structure, especially wings and tails.

Hair spray sounds promising.
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Old 06-11-2019, 04:55 AM   #9
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Re: Balsa Rite

I use Poly Tak from F&M and thin it down to the consistency for the application. Thicker for fabric thinner for film very thin for lightweight covering. I found it worked better than balsa right. A pint thinned goes a very long way.

https://www.stits.com/cgi-bin/sc/pro...field=poly+tak
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Old 06-11-2019, 08:40 AM   #10
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Re: Balsa Rite

What is F&M and where? What do you thin it with? The full picture is always better. Aircraft Spruce in Brampton has it.
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