Aircraft Grade Plywood - Supplier?

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Aircraft Grade Plywood - Supplier?

Postby Aquaman33 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:09 pm

Hi all,

I am trying to buy some really nice quality thin plywood for some future projects.

Anyone have any good sources, preferably not too far from Sydney?

I started with Aircraft Grade, but it seems a little expensive.

Mister Plywood have provided the following quote for aircraft grade:
$120 for 2mm x 1220mm x 1220mm
$130 for 3mm x 1220mm x 1220mm

Any other ideas or suppliers?

Cheers,

Derek

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Re: Aircraft Grade Plywood - Supplier?

Postby strud » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:17 am

Hi Derek,

That's who I had to buy from quite some years ago, I couldn't find any other suppliers myself.

It is expensive relative to normal ply, but I fear that's what it is going to cost.

G10 glass epoxy sheet is an alternative but probably wont be any cheaper.

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Re: Aircraft Grade Plywood - Supplier?

Postby Aquaman33 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:04 pm

strud wrote:Hi Derek,

That's who I had to buy from quite some years ago, I couldn't find any other suppliers myself.

It is expensive relative to normal ply, but I fear that's what it is going to cost.

G10 glass epoxy sheet is an alternative but probably wont be any cheaper.


Thanks Strud.

I did bit more research and couldn't find it anywhere cheaper. There are very few places that actually stock it.

After much hesitation I took the plunge and bought a sheet of 4mm from Mister Plywood. I decided 4mm would be the most versatile. It's thin enough to use as a core for carbon fins (with a chamfer), but thick enough to use for centering rings and bulkheads.

Its not something I would buy again because the cost was just ridiculous ($160 for 4mm), but it will hopefully last me for a few years.

The layers are quite impressive. Amazing how many layers they can fit into such a thin sheet.


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