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VMAR - Wood Types Used in Construction

Question: What type of wood is used in the construction of a VMAR ARF?

Answer: Primarily (85%+) Balsa and Light Ply. Selected harder woods are used for some structural components such as stringers and wing joiners.

Production early in the new millenium included the use of wood alternatives to balsa for the wing sheeting and formers in some models. This was phased out starting in mid 2002 and the change over was complete by early 2003. .

As Balsa was more widely used throughout the VMAR line, average flying weights began to decrease significantly. The average VMAR model weighs 6-12oz less than it did prior to 2003.

VMAR began selling Balsa sheets in mid 2002 and rapidly became a major supplier of sheet Balsa worldwide. To order the same Balsa that is used in VMAR ARF products, see www.richmondrc.com

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