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Post  7Mile on Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:15 pm

I am currently working on making a plane but where is the best place to get balsa and ply wood for the plane?
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Post  dirk gently on Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:43 pm

It would help to know where you're from.
Generally, the best place to get most stuff is called "the Internet".
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Post  7Mile on Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:09 pm

dirk gently wrote:"the Internet".

:/ I meant could anyone refer me to a good website to get it on!
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Post  dirk gently on Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:45 pm

Again, would help to know where you're from. "Websites" usually have companies behind them, that have to ship the stuff from a physical warehouse somewhere in the world. No good to recommend you a European website if you're from, say, Australia, or vice versa, unless you want to pay more for shipping than for the merch itself, and are ok with waiting weeks for delivery.
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Post  Ken Cook on Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:20 pm

I use two specific places. One is National Balsa and the other is Balsa USA. Both of these places have minimum order of $25 and that might even be higher. That being said, one of them and I can't recall offers free shipping for orders over a certain dollar amount. When you purchase the minimum amount required, the shipping can become pretty costly. Reason is due to the shipping containers they use. It's cost effective to order more than less. Ken
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Post  fredvon4 on Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:28 am

Hobby lobby
Hobby town
some Lowes Home Depot and similar big box outlets
Bigger JoAnns stores have a wood Crafts section that usually has a Balsa and Ply set of bins
Stunt Hanger Hobby has a very good selection of so called Contest Grade Balsa    https://stunthanger.com/hobby/
RSM sells rib sets     http://www.rsmdistribution.com/index.php
Lazer works sells a LOT of cut short kits...some expensive and some ridiculously cheap   http://lazer-works.com/misc.html
Brodak also sells about 72 different rib sets    https://brodak.com/control-line-parts/rib-sets-1.html


with the recommendations above and these--- you should have a few hours to spend perusing the web and local stores

Best to post  a general location and other cool bio info...we can better help if we have more to go by
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Post  akjgardner on Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:10 pm

Type in AC Supply, they have good prices and free shipping on orders over $100.00
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Post  pkrankow on Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:35 pm

Sig manufacturing has some good shapes such as plank airfoil, trailing and leading edges too.

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Post  akjgardner on Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:42 pm

I orders some airfoil from Sig and after 3 months had to cancel the order, apparently the had a fire and are rebuilding the wood shop
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Post  Mark Diedrichs on Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:56 pm

Hobby Town USA has a nice selection of balsa wood. You can buy online. Mark
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Post  66 Malibu on Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:28 pm

Yesterday, I placed an order on line with Sig and today I received an email that 8 of the 11 items I ordered are out of stock for at least a month. I just asked for a refund and will order at a later time.
The items in stock were some tissue coverings.
The OOS items were airfoil balsa (3 sizes), butyrate dope(2), yellow tissue, castor oil (pt.), and 25% Champion fuel.
Didn't know about any fires there, but are the new owners in hot water ?
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Post  fredvon4 on Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:56 am

reading between the lines I suspect SIGMFG on life support and fading

Dan McEntee might have some insight
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Post  RknRusty on Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:50 pm

Michael's is another "brick and mortar" store in many cities that has a good selection of assorted balsa, bass wood, spruce, and ply. They are pretty expensive too. Did anyone mention Aircraft Spruce? They sell to modelers and full-size aircraft builders.
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/categories/building_materials/bm/menus/wp/index.html
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Post  Dave P. on Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:47 am

Balsa USA is my go-to online balsa supplier. Free shipping over $100. They will hand select specific wood for a nominal fee and do a pretty good job at it. I normally go to my local hobby shop for anything before ordering online. I want him to be around for a while. Tough business these days.
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