I'm trying to build a small field RC boosted glider, I'm running into a snag trying to mount the servos to the curved surface of a BT-55. Does anyone have any tips? ideally I want to keep it user servicable and not just glue them.
You can strengthen the balsa a couple ways. Making it thicker by laminating a couple 1/8" sheets together to make 1/4". Also, for the mount holes. Make your threads in the balsa with whatever way you choose. Unscrew the screws, and soak some thin CA glue in and around the threads. This will greatly strengthen the area around the thread.I'll post some pictures of the build later tonight when I leave work.
I don't have a 3d printer unfortunately but a balsa bulkhead sounds like a decent option. Should I be concerned about screws stripping the balsa? I have some thin plywood (1/8 inch i think) that I could try to sand a curve into.