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Bargle
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« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2018, 09:19:31 AM »

I've built 3 Banana Fritters. Weights were 41, 40.5 and 45.8 grams (tried modified wing construction that added some weight, I think). My 2 Baysik Bahks came in at 60 grams (too big of a wing) and 43.2 grams. None of these had a Dt fitted. Yes, I do build a bit heavy.
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« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2018, 10:05:22 AM »

With no DT you are playing with fire--fire from Hung, kidnapper of models.
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« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2018, 01:13:11 PM »

Sometimes even with a DT you risk losing your model to Hung!  Cheesy

My best P-30 sailed away even with full stab DT!
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« Reply #28 on: August 18, 2019, 11:45:20 PM »

Where do you get your balsa in the US?

Bought some mail order marked Very Light Contest, 4 to 6 lb from Sig.  Most was in the 6 to 8 lb range, 1/32 being the worst. 1/4 came in at about 5lb.  Not very useful for P-30

I like to use thinned Titebond, it always seems like I need a lot of CA to work
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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2019, 03:13:27 AM »

A lot of my best wood came from taking a scale with me to a hobby shop. Not so many hobby shops any more. Best wood ever came from Hanson Hobby, south of Boston in, of course, Hanson. Usable 3.5 lb wood! I've found other good sheets at various other places. Sometimes someone screws up and a couple of nice sheets show up at Michael's or a hardware store. Also, and I realize these are rarer than hobby shops, a five and dime. Art stores too.
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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2019, 03:37:05 AM »

Yes, buy it when you see it. I once started teaching at a new school to find the crafts cupboard stuffed with some excellent balsa, destined to be chopped up by kids to a size that would fit the bin. I exchanged it.
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« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2019, 08:33:56 PM »

The late John O'Donnell-of fond memory to many of us-is on record as stating he would spend longer selecting the wood for any particular model before commencing construction than most modellers spent building the model....and his record speaks for itself.  And I'm with Bill-you buy good wood whenever you see it, where ever you find it-and without necessarily having a particular project in mind for it-then when you DO need a particular weight and grade-you've got stock to select from...and before too long you end up like this....

 ChrisM
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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2019, 04:44:11 AM »

And I bet that with all that wood you still don't have the piece which is exactly right for the job.
Ron
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« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2019, 09:26:58 AM »

ChrisM; How did you get into my cellar?
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« Reply #34 on: August 20, 2019, 05:40:14 PM »

And I bet that with all that wood you still don't have the piece which is exactly right for the job.
Ron


 How true...

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« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2019, 05:41:00 PM »

ChrisM; How did you get into my cellar?

It was a long and difficult tunneling job.....

CJM
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