Posted: 9/18/2009 11:15:05
I am trying to source .6mm (.024”) aircraft grade plywood used for full scale sailplane construction.
I have not been able to locate this thickness anywhere in the US. The only sizes I can find are .4mm (1/64”) or .8mm (1/32”).
Do you know any retailers that sell this thickness in aircraft grade?
Posted: 9/18/2009 20:34:29
Posted: 9/20/2009 11:41:57
Thanks for the post. It looks like mantuamodel only sells uncertified wood. I think that uncertified is OK for the gussets, but for the D-boxes I am only going to use certified wood.
Any other suppliers that might have the .6mm in GL-1 or GL-2 ?
Posted: 9/22/2009 20:42:37
After unsuccessfully searching for .6mm Aircraft Plywood I finally found some.
Here is how I did it. I posted to a website called “Wood Planet.com”. This is an online market where users of wood can post what they are looking for and buyers can find their customers.
After posting, Brian Ferguson of Woodplanet contacted me to clarify what I was looking for. Brian then reposted my request to the website. Within one business day Cheryl Lewis of “The Hardwood Store of NC” emailed me and said they had exactly what I was looking for.
I ordered four 60” x 60” sheets of .6mm GL-2 Aircraft Plywood shipped to my residence.
So, the first step is complete. I have the wood to build the Stab and maybe the Vertical. My goal has always been to complete these flight surfaces and then evaluate if I really want to go all the way with the ULF-1 project. If I still like it after this work and I still feel it IS possible to complete the airplane then I will drive on.