Creating the balsa planks necessary to sheet a rc airplane can be a challenge to many people, but if you have the right method, it really is quite simple and actually a lot of fun. I am going to show you the process I use to create the sheeting (planks) for my beechcraft bonanza from TopFlite. I think you will agree after looking over this process, that there really is nothing to it. Of course, I would recommend practicing with some scrap pieces before attempting to create them for your actual model airplane. So let’s go ahead and look at the steps to create balsa sheeting for an radio control airplane.
Balsa Sheeting For RC Planes…Easy as 1,2,3,4,5,6
Step 1. Use a smooth even surface to lie your planks on before you begin. I like to use a glass table, but even a flat wood board will suffice, just make sure that it is large enough to accommodate your sheets of balsa wood. As you can see from the photo below, this is where I make my balsa sheeting.
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