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Post by Stubbsy on Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:10 am

Anyone got any decent places to get balsa from? Went into a local shop recently - Im not tight fisted in the slightest, but refused to pay nearly 4 quid for a 2foot length of 1/8th inch balsa sheet!
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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:15 am

not bought any for a long time but i used to pick it up from the shows from either Slec or Balsa Cabin but with postage you will proberbly be the same, localy there is model exchange in Greenfield but it can be dear.

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Post by Stubbsy on Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:22 am

Tell me about it! Evil or Very Mad
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Post by Allan Patrick on Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:37 am

Locally, as Mark says, the best place seems to be Greenfield. They have a reasonable selection in shop. I buy mine for the year at Weston Park where I can choose the wood myself

Depending on what and how much you want I can sometimes be persuaded to part with a piece. A very small piece!!

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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:54 am

Mail order HERE HERE HERE
If your going to embark on a building spree then order in bulk if you can't wait for the show season. Maybe get a group together to make up the order size. Or , if you only want a few sheets I have some in stock(1/32 - 1/2 mainly 36'' in various grades) available at replacement cost. Let me know your requirements.

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Post by Stubbsy on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:08 pm

Considering yet another build project Allan, so if you could be persuaded to part with a small piece about 4 inches wide and 75 feet long - I would be very greatful! Smile
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Post by Stubbsy on Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:10 pm

Cheers for the offer Allan (Warner) - need to take stock of needs and might have a chat with you later on in the month! Wink
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Post by Allan Patrick on Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:22 pm

Maybe consider a laser cut kit? There are some very nice kits out there.. Can save a lot of the work
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Post by Stubbsy on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:23 pm

Allan Patrick wrote:Maybe consider a laser cut kit? There are some very nice kits out there.. Can save a lot of the work
You are definately right about cutting out the work!
In fact it doesn't help I keep changing my mind over which model to build either really!
Very much in the "I want, I want, I want" mood at the minute.
Was looking at a 3m span Raven Glider I bought the plans for over the summer - I like the look of the Gull wings, but on second thoughts, not sure I have the time or patience at the minute to cut out the 50 odd wing ribs - so might look for a decent size glider kit with pre cut pieces. Also going to be building a Lalysee delta glider Andy sent me the link to about a fortnight ago. Its only a 70cm span and has 12 ribs so think I could tackle that one relatively quickly! - Watch this space! Wink
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Post by Mark Barnes on Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:43 pm

Even quicker with a laser man! he he

Or better still Im sure you can get a plan pack for the Raven with all the cut wood, Always prefured the " Bird of our Time" glider myself

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Post by Guest on Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:34 pm

Old design but very nice HERE

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Post by Rich on Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:09 pm

In answer to your question Stubbsy, I buy nearly all my wood from

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