View Full Version : Best place in Cda to get ulm aircraft material ?
07-30-2011, 06:56 PM
any suggestions.... I need to rebuild wings and will have to get other pieces....
08-01-2011, 08:23 AM
I went to a lumber milling (sawmill) that produces finished pieces for railings, trim and so on.
After telling them what I needed, including type of grain runout, they milled all the Douglas Fir material right down to even the thin spar caps.
Yes, it can be a tad expensive but it sure beats renting or buying equipment yourself and then screwing up some material for lack of the expertise one would need.
08-01-2011, 11:06 AM
what kind of wood did buy ?
08-02-2011, 07:09 AM
I am using T88 expoxy as the adhesive.
08-04-2011, 10:17 AM
Thanks Bill, were your spars built with douglas fir plywood ?
08-05-2011, 07:40 AM
Not plywood John, just the regular Douglas Fir.
This wood was ripped then milled to my specs with a nice run out of grain.
For plywood I used regular aircraft grade birch for skinning the D tube etc.
I did learn of another place which makes stuff like this, as too of individuals who make their own, but for my application there was no savings to be realized.
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