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The IBIS two-seater canard is built of wood, with foam stiffening up the canard wing and main wing plywood skins.
Information about the materials that are needed to build an IBIS is presented here. To learn more about the build procedures used whilst using these materials, please check out the progress pages.

Aircraft grade Sitka Spruce A description of the various alternatives that exist for selecting wood.

Experimental Aircraft Foam The manual specifies only one make and type of foam (Styrodur 3000S), but this product is discontinued!

Metal & Alloy Some musings about those metals and alloys that are needed when building an IBIS.

Glues & Resins For a project like IBIS, using just one type of resin doesn't cut it...


2004-2012 IBIS RJ.03 "The French Canard" homebuilt aircraft project
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