Got a lot done today! First up, getting the motor all assembled up.
As such I cut out a hole exactly the size of the servo in the wing, allowing the servos to be totally buried in the wing. The fit is very snug, so I think maybe a dab or two of glue along the edges should hold them in, and I will tape it over with some duct tape.
The bass wood is much denser than balsa. On the flip side, it's very resistant to crushing, unlike balsa which gives under my fingernails. While the basswood is much harder to work with, it isn't _too_ much more annoying. The piece I've got is 2.3mm in thickness, and it rapidly melts under the attention of 60 grit sandpaper.
Will have to start thinking about getting the control rods in. I've bought some really nice looking nylon ones from the hobbyshop, but that'll be in another post!