For discussion on all aspects of the Single Seat De-Regulated, sub 115kg microlight aircraft category.
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It depends on the thickness of the bulkhead you intend to install, but I would use Klegecell foam as the sandwich material. It is tough stuff.
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Balsa can soak up adhesive and the glue is heavier than the wood. Normally it would be used as a stiffener in a composite, for example glass fibre where it would be placed between layers of mat or cloth. In that application it works well giving great rigidity.
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Excellent material. It needs to be integrated into the design properly. Sufficient design data exists in ANC-18. We use this as an alternative in several modern composite aircraft designs. Beware moisture ingress and absorbtion.