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Balsa Wood & Plywood

We stock a great selection of wood from the finest balsa forests around the world. Our balsa is choice grade and kiln-dried to suit modellers, hobbyists, students and architects. Balsa strip, balsa sheet, dowel and machined sections are all available in both imperial and metric sizes. Again, good stocks of premium grade plywood and light ply are kept in varying thickness in sheet sizes.

 

Other Wood
We also stock a good range of hardwood and spruce strip, basswood and engine bearer.

 

Piano Wire

Piano wire is stocked in 36" lengths in gauges' from 24swg to 8swg (thin to thick)

 

AdhesivesAdhesives from nitroflight

Epoxy glues in 5, 15 & 30 minute cure times. This range of epoxies is without equal in our opinion offering incredible bond strength and offers exceptional value for money.
Cyanoacrylate (CA) or superglue by are also stocked.
We also stock aliphatic resins, foam-safe glues, plastic adhesives and good old fashioned Balsa and plastic cement and lacquers.

Carbon Fibre

Carbon fibre tubing, rod and strip from 1mm to 10mm diameter. Sold in 1 metre lengths. This is a very popular material for the shock-flier or glider enthusiast to mention but a few.
Aluminium, Brass and Plastic Tubes and Rods
We keep a good selection of tubes and rods of both light and heavier materials.

Coverings & Related Items

To suit your best requirements and results we offer lightweight and heavyweight tissues, iron-on polypropylene and fabric films and carry an excellent range of covering materials including Solarfilm, Solartex, Solartrim. Most colours stocked (solarfilm).  Oracover on request.

Depron

Our building materials section in-shop is also well stocked with some of the more difficult-to-find products such as shrinking and non-shrinking dope, sanding sealer, cellulose thinners and fuel-proofers.
Used principally in the construction of shock-flyers, Depron is stocked in 700mm x 1000mm sheets in thicknesses of 2mm, 3mm and 6mm.
Much care has to be taken in selecting the types of adhesives used on Depron. Foam-safe contact and CA glues are stocked for the foam modeller as well as foam-safe aerosol spray paints.(Unfortunately we are unable to obtain Depron at the moment we do have a few 6mm in stock)