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As in the title but I want 4 - 5mm plywood with more than 3 ply layers?  Preferably 6 - 9 layers.

I guess I could make some by laminating thinner ply, but I'm lazy  :yes:

Jerry

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Scram

Here apparently, but it is likely in very large (4ft x 4ft) sheets - rather more than I need.

They have depots all over the country.

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satinet

You might be better off looking for the imperial equivalent size. 5/32 maybe.

Balsa mart sells it. Dunno how many layers though.

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simon_t

Aerobertics, Belgium sell excellent quality ply (lots of layers and dead flat, unlike a lot of ply some shops have).  They specialise in mail order (although they have the most fantastic shop, so shouldn’t take too long to get hold of).  Other than that, in the UK Balsa Cabin are good, although the ply isn’t as many plies or as good quality as I got from Aerobertics.  Have a look on the Scalesoaring forum, as a similar question was asked recently and there were some recommended UK suppliers.

Simon

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Steve J

Slec are another online store who sell 1ft square pieces of 4mm ply.

Steve

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simon_t

This a a photo of the 4mm ply (from Aerobertics) I am currently using.  Dead flat and notice the number of plies:

Simon

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Scram

Thanks for all those.  Nobody seems to define the layers in their ply.

That looks the business, Simon, though Aerobertics website also does not show how many layers in their ply.

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isoaritfirst

I have a big sheet of 1/64 that I often use in multiple layers. 

Makes a very strong and light option. 

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Scram

I decided to make my own as it will be quicker.  I ordered some 1.5mm from fleabay which will make a 9 layer ply using a good wood glue.  The middle layer will be turned 90° and may be more than 1 piece.

Thanks for the advices.

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isoaritfirst

Thin cyano, works great on plywood, just sand the surfaces slightly first.

Also easier to cut to just over size before gluing together, then sand the edges to fit.

Can cut 1/64th with scissors.

Especially easy when using 1/64th. very quick, very easy, and dead strong.

 

Ideal if you are feeling lazy!

 

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Scram

AAAARGH!!!

Why is it?  Both times I have bought thin ply on fleabay I get sent a thicker sheet. 

I was hoping to get my repairs to the Crossover done, now in time for the reserve date for the last comp??

Little chance now  :frantics:

........ unless I go out to Inwoods

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2 hours ago, Scram said:

AAAARGH!!!

Why is it?  Both times I have bought thin ply on fleabay I get sent a thicker sheet. 

I was hoping to get my repairs to the Crossover done, now in time for the reserve date for the last comp??

Little chance now  :frantics:

........ unless I go out to Inwoods

Balsa Cabin will have it as well.

 

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Scram
1 hour ago, EssexBOF said:

Balsa Cabin will have it as well.

Undoubtedly, but I wanted it yesterday  :frantics:

I went to my nearest LMS  ......... Geoff Stubbs in Oundle.

Poor ole Geoff should have retired and closed his shop years ago but it is still there despite his difficulties with age and poor vision.  He will only open to folks he knows, old customers to provide known easily found items.  He welcome's calls from friends to buy anything he has in stock.  He's got quite a bit in the way of traditional building materials and kit and the shop is nearly full of small (ish) balsa and tissue free flight planes some with tiny diesel/glow motors.

 

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CTR

Hi Jerry,

Are you still looking?

May have some small sheets at the factory, Northampton. Maybe 500 x 300 or 900 x 600mm birch ply. I know we have 3mm and 6mm, used to stock 4mm too but don't know if there are any left. Give me a call tomorrow if you are still looking. 07762 416202

Regards

Neil

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Scram

Thanks Neil, I'm sorted.  My last post failed to say I got a sheet of 1.5mm ply which I then laminated into a strip of 4.5mm 9 ply plywood  :thumbsup:

Nice and stiff and already cut to fit the fus ............ if I can work out how to get it, the ballast tube and pushrod tubes in place and glued  :ermm:

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isoaritfirst
15 hours ago, Scram said:

Thanks Neil, I'm sorted.  My last post failed to say I got a sheet of 1.5mm ply which I then laminated into a strip of 4.5mm 9 ply plywood  :thumbsup:

Nice and stiff and already cut to fit the fus ............ if I can work out how to get it, the ballast tube and pushrod tubes in place and glued  :ermm:

That's where using thin ply can help.

My method using 1/64th Is to just flex it into place then glue the next piece on top and so on.

You can even make the side loose on one side on one layer then loose on the other on the next.

It makes fitting even easier and allows a nice corrugated edge for the fuselage to ply glue bond.

A final layer of glass cloth if you want even more strength or a slick finish.

Building up around ballast tubes etc - all very quick, very strong and easy.

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