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    Basswood vs. Birch

    I am assembling a Sig Spacewalker II kit. I purchased the kit from a rummage sale and a few pieces are missing. The plans call for 1/4" x 1/2" x 40" lg. Birch to be used for wing spars. These pieces are missing from the kit. Can I substitute Basswood for Birch without problems or should I use the Birch that is recomended by Sig? I can readily get the Basswood, the Birch I would have to order.
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    RE: Basswood vs. Birch

    IMO basswood would work just fine. Most kits produced today provide basswood for spars.

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    RE: Basswood vs. Birch

    Ditto on the basswood. I have substituted it in some plans and kits where the supplied wood was unusable.

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    RE: Basswood vs. Birch

    Basswood will be good for high stress areas like spars and engine rails
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    RE: Basswood vs. Birch

    Basswood would work and also spruce may be readily available and just a bit stronger. Most hobby stores carry some brand of spruce (Sig usually)


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