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    Contest Quality Balsa - All Sold

    What is the current situation regarding contest quality balsa, specifically the 4 inch wide, 1/16 inch thick by 36 inch stuff used for wing sheeting. I remember when I used to buy it, supplies were spotty at best, and quality was sometimes a bit iffy. I've noticed that Lone Start here in Texas is out of a lot of it, and the stuff on ebay is very expensive, with no 1/16 inch sheets offered at all..

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    RE: Contest Quality Balsa - All Sold

    I just got some from Specialized Balsa.

    He charged me $3.62 / sheet, weighed about 10 sheets, in the12-14g range.

    If I wanted 12g or less he wanted $7.24 / sheet.

    Really crazy.

    Anyways I've got 45 sheets of 1/16 x 4 x 36 if you want it. Was gonna build a black magic but the guy canceled the kit on me after I had the wood. So I have no use for it right now.

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    RE: Contest Quality Balsa - All Sold

    rm,

    Thanks for reply. The reason I'm asking is that I have some inventory of contest balsa that I may sell, as I'm retiring from R/C pattern. I have over 80 sheets of the 1/16X4X36 and between 7 and 9 sheets of other thicknesses up to 3/8, 4 inch wide and some 1/20, 1/16, 1/8, and 3/16 in 3 inch wide by 36. I had no idea it was costing so much these days for really good stuff. I guess I'll get out the old scale and start weighing sheets, but I suspect most of it will be in the 11 to 13 gram range.
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    RE: Contest Quality Balsa - All Sold


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    rm,

    Thanks for reply. The reason I'm asking is that I have some inventory of contest balsa that I may sell, as I'm retiring from R/C pattern. I have over 80 sheets of the 1/16X4X36 and between 7 and 9 sheets of other thicknesses up to 3/8, 4 inch wide and some 1/20, 1/16, 1/8, and 3/16 in 3 inch wide by 36. I had no idea it was costing so much these days for really good stuff. I guess I'll get out the old scale and start weighing sheets, but I suspect most of it will be in the 11 to 13 gram range.
    Don't forget to also post in the Classic Pattern forum.Most of those guys are looking for some good wood since they nearly all build their own models still. The price bump I think is fairly recent thing. I bought from National a couple years ago and contest grade costmaybe 1/2 as much
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    RE: Contest Quality Balsa - All Sold

    I could take some of that off your hands if the weight is good - I just got a set of foam cores that I need to sheet. I won't have a good address though until mid-December as I am buying a house and will be 'between houses' for a couple of weeks.
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    RE: Contest Quality Balsa - All Sold

    All of the contest quality balsa has been sold - thanks to all who inquired.


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