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Thursday, July 9, 2009

Corvette, JSF, Space Shuttle.......

Corvette, Boeing X-32 Joint Strike Fighter, Space Shuttle, Amtrak NEC High Speed Train, Wind Turbines .... What do all of these have in common??

They all use balsa, and lots of it!!!

Boeing bought a lot of it during the last months for use in their X-32 Joint Strike Fighter. The result is that, here in western Europe, the stock of balsa has dropped considerably. The specific balsa products we need for our next projects are completely sold out in Holland and will only be in stock in a couple of weeks. It is available in Germany, but for almost double the price. So, there is no other option but to wait till after my trip to Portugal to continue our projects......

1 comment:

  1. We thought, talked, designed, tried, and tested it allready for months..
    So some extra weeks of "waiting" can't hurt/do any dammage ;-)
    In the meantime I scored some carbon fibre on ebay.
    Maybe in Portugal some extra ideas will pop up! Have a nice holiday. When you're back, we'll join our forces again and will make our toys.