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H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

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andynrose315
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

Post by andynrose315 » 27 Feb 2019, 21:10

well all the parts have been drawn. To finalise just thinking what i should use to skin the wings; i have balsa sheeted before but see many use ply. Looking at either 0.8 mm or 0.6 mm ply. Quite a big cost difference so want to make sure i make the right choice. I have made a trial wing panel and tested sheeted it with a spare piece of 0.8 mm ply and quite impressed with the finish. I was going to go with the 0.8 mm - is this a reasonable choice for a 3 m span?

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chris williams
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

Post by chris williams » 27 Feb 2019, 22:05

Oooh, bad choice IMHO... Hard 1.5mm balsa works not only for small models but large models too....

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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

Post by RobbieB » 27 Feb 2019, 22:15

Absolutely - too heavy and unnecessary for a 3m model; 1.5mm balsa will be fine but if you prefer to go down the ply road then 0.4mm at most.

andynrose315
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Re: H101 Salto 1/5 th scale

Post by andynrose315 » 27 Feb 2019, 22:23

thank you - balsa it is!

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