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Why are natural fibers not used as aircraft material?
Ussually, alluminum mixed with other metals to form what is called in alloy are used. These alloys have a high strength to weight ratio, strong yet easily formed into a desired shape, can be cut extremely thin, and can be treated to be as strong as steel. These properties, along with a competative price, cannot be matched by materials like natural fibers, and are why other materials are not used.