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Supplier Directory: Materials

Western Aircraft Supplies
Spruce kits milled to design specifications.

623 Markerville Rd., N.E.
Calgary, AB , T2E 5X1 Canada

Phone: 403/275-3513
Fax: 403/276-3087

System Three Resins, Inc.
Fiberglass cloth, tape, application tools--catalog and infopack: free.

P. O. Box 70436
Seattle, WA 98107-0436

Phone: 206/782-7976
Fax: 206/782-4426

Shapiro Supply Co.
Aluminum, 4130 steel, titanium, brass, stainless, copper--all available in angle, channel, round, pipe, flat, bar, sheet, plate, tubing.

5617 Natural Bridge
St. Louis, MO 63120

Phone: 314/382-7000
Fax: 314/382-8557

Rand Robinson Engineering, Inc.
Wood and other raw materials.

15641 Product Lane, A-5
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Phone: 714/898-3811
Fax: 714/890-1658

Plane Design
Thermal printed vinyl with 7-10 year life; 5-year UV life; removable and replaceable.

111 Cornell Dr,
High Point, NC 27262

Phone: 910/889-7106
Fax: 910/889-7159

Nat'l Parachute Industries, Inc.
Webbing, cloth and mil spec hardware.

47 E. Main St., Box 1000
Flemington, NJ 8822

Phone: 908/782-1646
Fax: 908/782-5638

McBride Scientific Sales, Inc.
Uniwrap, self-bonding silicone rubber tape; no tacky adhesives to worry about; unaffected by moisture, cold, heat, oxygen, ozone or corona.

P. O. Box 1646
Rowlett, TX 75030-1646

Phone: 800/322-5788
Fax: 972/412-6922

Industrial Metal Supply Co.
Aluminum, steel, stainless, brass, copper, lead, tool steel.

3303 N. San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91504

Phone: 800/371-4404
Fax: 818/848-9551

Hart Aero
Ultra Light Sport Aircraft

2472 CR 5430
Willow Springs, MO 65793, MO 65793, USA

Phone: 417/252-0409

Harbor Sales Co., Inc. (The)
Mahogany and birch aircraft plywood; marine plywood and aircraft plywood 45-degree layup.

1401 Russell St.
Baltimore, MD 21230-2089

Phone: 800/345-1712
Fax: 410/752-0739

Grass Roots Aviation
Raw materials: steel, aluminum, plexiglas, Lexan, stainless.

648 Adelaide Ave. W.
Oshawa, ONT , L1J 6S2 Canada

Phone: 905/434-4651
Fax: 905/728-2385

Future Metals
Aircraft-quality aluminum, stainless steel and alloys (4130); IW tubing, bars, extrusions and sheets; metal for all fabrication and repair.

P. O. Box 100639
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33310

Phone: 800/733-0960
Fax: 305/731-7297

Frazier Precision Instrument Company, Inc.
Frazier Differential Pressure Air Permeability Tester has become the defacto standard for measuring the permeability of porous materials.

025 Sweeney Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: 301/790-2585
Fax: 301/790-2589

Fabric Development, Inc.
Woven and nonwoven advanced composite materials.

2800 Turnpike Dr.
Hatboro, PA 19040

Phone: 215/542-2433
Fax: 215/542-1696

Dillsburg Aeroplane Works (The)
Complete line of raw materials, including 4130 tubing, sheet, bars, aluminum 2024, 6061, 5052 tubing, sheet and bars.

114 Sawmill Rd.
Dillsburg, PA 17019

Phone: 717/384-5865
Fax: 717/432-4589

DIAB, Inc.
Manufacturer of structural lightweight core materials and supplier of sandwich composite technology solutions. Products include Divinycell, Klegecell, ProBalsa, Putties & Panels.

315 Seahawk Dr.
DeSoto, TX 75115

Phone: 972/228-7600
Fax: 972/228-2667

Campbell Tools Co.
Aluminum, brass, steel.

2100 Selma Rd.
Springfield, OH 45505

Phone: 937/322-8562
Fax: 937/322-8344

Blue Ridge Machinery and Tools, Inc.
Aluminum, brass, bronze, steel, drill rod and threaded rodby the foot.

P. O. Box 536-I
Hurricane, WV 25526

Phone: 800/872-6500
Fax: 304/562-5311

Avtech of Montana
AERO-CORE composites.

201 Cherry St.
P. O. Box 138 , Clancy, MT 59634-0138

Phone: 406/933-5646

Anchor Reinforcements
Non-woven, unidirectional, non-stitched, non-preimpregnatedfabric and tapes of carbon, aramid, S-glass and E-glass.

5692 Buckingham Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Phone: 714/890-1432
Fax: 714/890-1649

Airparts, Inc.
2024 T3 aluminum and other alloys in sheet and extrusion; 4130 steel tube and sheet.

2400 Merriam Lane
Kansas City, KS 66106

Phone: 800/800-3229
Fax: 913/831-6797

Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co.
Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Company carries everything a pilot could need, including but not limited to homebuilt aircraft composite materials, avionics and much more for all your aircraft needs.

225 Airport Circle
Corona, CA 91718

Phone: 800/477-7823
Fax: 951/372-0555

Air-Tech Coatings, Inc.
Hard deck hangar floor coating system; east to apply; no tire marks.

1 Paradise Park Rd.
Jacksonville, AR 72076

Phone: 501/985-1484
Fax: 501/985-1359

Air Craft Steel
Aircraft quality 4130 steel tube and sheet aluminum tubing.

923 W.C.R. No. 7
Erie, CO 80516

Phone: 303/665-5817

AIN Plastics, Inc.
Plastic sheet, rod, tube, film 3M hot melt system, Loctite.

P. O. Box 151
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550

Phone: 914/668-6800
Fax: 914/668-8820

Products Techniques Inc.

3271 S. Riverside Ave.
Rialto, CA 92376, USA

Phone: 909/877-3951

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lycoming-thunderbolt-o-360-redAt Sun 'n Fun 2018 we interviewed Jeff Schans, Lycoming's Sales manager and we asked about the popular Thunderbolt Engines. Watch the short Product Minute video as Jeff describes the benefits of the Thunderbolt product line and what it means for the aircraft homebuilder.
Dynon Avionics' latest-generation SkyView integrated avionics called the SkyView HDX has a newly designed bezel and user controls for easier use while flying in turbulence, plus brighter displays and a reworked touch interface. Larry Anglisano takes a product tour of the HDX with Dynon's Michael Schoefield in this video.
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