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Old 09-02-2008, 02:23 PM
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Default Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

Hi, I have been trying to find a good place online to buy balsa sticks and sheeting 48" or longer I can only find 36" pieces.
Old 09-02-2008, 02:29 PM
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Default RE: Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

These guys have some Balsa in 48" length.... http://www.nationalbalsa.com Ive never actually ordered from them, so cant say anything else one way or the other.
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Default RE: Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

Thanks for the link, I will give them a try.
Old 09-02-2008, 02:54 PM
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Default RE: Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

Balsa usa too. Bought some 48" stock last month. Just be patient with their user interface, its pretty slow.
http://www.balsausa.com/flash/index.html
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:57 PM
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Default RE: Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

Balsa USA.
Old 09-03-2008, 08:35 AM
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Default RE: Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

Depends upon your needs but I got a bunch at BALSADEPOT recently. The stuff from Mass. came in crunched and split up. Same as a few others have noted to me. Depends upon if you are a distant or local customer I think.


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Old 09-03-2008, 01:17 PM
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Default RE: Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

I saw an article in Model Airplane News a few years ago describing how to splice wood stock together to make longer pieces. I've used it a few times with success, you can give it a shot and save on ordering wood and just buy normal lengths from your LHS.

A few tips I remember from the article.
-Try to position the joint/splice where theres another structural assembly to support it (i.e. spar splice on a rib, longeron splice on a former)
-The total length of the splice should be approximately 8 times the width of the pieces you are splicing.
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Default RE: Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

Since the post was asking where he could get 48inch long sheets. what you stated has me flabbergasted. length of splice 8x the width. That would mean if I were spliceing a 3 inch wide sheet the splice would be 24 inches?
Old 09-03-2008, 07:10 PM
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Default RE: Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

Yeah! That really only works for sticks. (1/4w - 2" splice) Even then, if you can get 48" stock, why not. Everything I buy is 48".
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Default RE: Trying to find 48" Balsa wood

Ted, the initial post also asked about sticks, and as Edwin stated, splicing works mainly for sticks. I should have been clearer.

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