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Suggesting basswood stringers for Guillow's RC conversions

Post  SuperDave on Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:54 pm

The 1/16" square balsa stringers may be OK for the little Guillow's airplanes but on the larger ones they break quite easily.

On my 400 seris Guillow's Spit' I've ordered 1/16" (PN# LXA595) square basswood stringers from Tower. 60 24" stringers for $16.79. Basswood is a lot stronger than balsa with only a very slight amount of weight added to the airplane. With basswood stringers it won't be neccessary to "plug" the fuse.


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Post  nitroairplane on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:01 pm

Very good al though I find the bulkheads to be by far the weakest parts.
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Post  SuperDave on Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:45 pm

I plan to stregthen the bulkheads by adding basswood reinforcement strips on the top and bottom of each where needed. The smaller aft bulkheads don't need reinforcement.
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