I bought a couple of strips each of 1/8" x 3/8" obechi and bass wood today to
use as servo bearer reinforcements having got tired of slicing up 1/8" plywood
into strips. I didn't buy spruce because it has a tendency to split when you
put screws into it.
I know it doesn't matter much for this application but can anyone tell me the
differences in these two woods (obechi and bass) when it comes to aeromodelling
? Bass seems like a vewry good quality quite hard balsa and I would seriously
consider using it for wing spars and fuselage longerons where balsa's
variability can be a nuisance. I know obechi is used for skinning foam wings
which presumeably means it's good for making into veneer but what is it good for
in strip form ?
Any comments welcome (probably :-)
- posted 15 years ago