material for combat wing rudders and alierons

Hi
I building a combat gremlin and was wondering if anyone had used
someting , ie coroplast or foamboard other material to make the
rudders and alierons?
I'm not able to get the balsa as spected in the plans easily and
thought that if other stuff could be used for the balsa from a
building supply place it would be quicker , there's a home depot on
every corner , but no balsa store .
many thanks Any takers ?
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kruliczek
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Coroplast, lite ply, plastic cut from the sides of garbage cans, anything else that seems durable and light enough.
I don't know about the foam board. If it seems stiff enough, go for it.
Marty
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
I built a Gremlin, you can use coroplast. Not sure how you'd get the angle on the fins. Do you have any scrap aileron stock. Hey, how about a cross piece to spread the fins to the correct angle? /_\
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MK
>I built a Gremlin, you can use coroplast. Not sure how you'd get the angle >on the fins. Do you have any scrap aileron stock. Hey, how about a cross >piece to spread the fins to the correct angle? >/_\
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Martin X. Moleski, SJ
Corplas is good and rigid, and is commonly used for large flapperons. You can cut out a rib and tape the ends together to make it somewhat less draggy. Thin plastic can be used for smaller control surfaces or extending existing control surfaces.
There is currently a bounty of plastic to choose from in the form of election signs. Might I suggest removing some of the republican ones? ;)
Steve.
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Steve Banks
"> There is currently a bounty of plastic to choose from in the form of
LOL! MK
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