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Remote Controlled Airplane For Beginners - Buy Balsa Wood Plane

Updated on April 6, 2011

Are you searching for where to buy a balsa wood plane, your search ENDS HERE

Try getting a plan for the plane, which you want to construct, online or something or buy a kit and then construct it based on the blueprint. I feel you should buy a kit and then make it using the wood given in the kit, as that will be the best. If you are in US or know someone in US, try getting a kit from US or else get a plan, purchase wood separately and make it. A kit includes only the plan and wood, nuts, bolts and stuff and that's it. You have to do each and everything on your own. Only in an ARF (almost ready to fly) kit, everything will be almost ready.

If you do not want a kit and want to make each and everything by yourself, go through this article:

Aeromodeling for beginners

If you do not even need balsa wood, you can start with card paper planes, which are very easily available and cheap, and any one can afford to waste it if the design is not right, then graduate to balsa if you know the basics of flight. Soon you can upgrade to batteryď·“operated models or petrol ones once you are familiar with their working well enough.

Everyone wants to just rush to making RC models without even knowing how and what makes a plane fly, and how the control surfaces work during the flight.

Balsa wood glide plane model
Balsa wood glide plane model

How to select an airfoil?

Selecting an airfoil depends on the type of model that you want to make, like if want to make a glider then a high l/d is required, and if an aerobatic model, then symmetrical is preferred. Similarly, if you want to make a high-speed flyer, then low drag airfoil can be selected. You can rely on the data given by designfoil software to have a right airfoil for your model.

The choice of location of CG is based on the type of model, i.e., stable or unstable, you want to make. For a stable model, you take CG ahead of AC and for an aerodynamically unstable model, you take CG behind AC.

Sample RC Planes Airfoil Design
Sample RC Planes Airfoil Design

There are many other factors, which decide the designing and performance of an aircraft.

AC is the aerodynamic center of the wing, which is the point about which the pitching moment is constant, but I don't think such complex calculations are required for making a model. Only real aircraft manufacturers use such terms since the perfection factor for them is much higher. We can make a good enough model by just ensuring that the entire wing is of a uniform airfoil section which is selected beforehand, just take care on the balancing, as using too much correction from the elevators for balancing might ruin the performance of your model.

How aerodynamic force works in airplanes? Chart
How aerodynamic force works in airplanes? Chart
Aerodynamic center learning chart
Aerodynamic center learning chart
A balsa wood plane design
A balsa wood plane design

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      waqar 3 years ago

      hi sir , i want to made ic engine car for racing in college event pls send detailed about this car my mail id ghani2790@gmail.com

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      satheesh kumar.s 5 years ago

      i like this site very much . it gives many idea to do my projects well and good ..thank you for providing this information.......

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      Dario Eguiguren 5 years ago

      I am exporter of balsa wood from Ecuador get to order my product I have very good prices

      regards

      Dario Eguiguren

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      shubham(BLACK THUNDERS) 5 years ago

      SIR I WANT TO MAKE A RC GLIDER PLANE USING PROPELLANTS TO MAKE IT TAKE OFF , AND WE ALSO WANTS IT TO BE ECONOMICAL

      PLEASE HELP ME .

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      Nachiket 5 years ago

      Sir i want to design a RC PLANE can you please help me by telling the basic requirements for it. my email id is nachiketindustries@gmail.com

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      JERRY STANER 5 years ago

      GIVE ME MORE HI-TEC. PLEASE

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      Sachin Gupta 5 years ago

      Hello sir i want to make a radio controller airplane please help me on d design of d aeroplane.........

      It should be small in size....

      should be of cheap and early available material .......

      my email id is..

      guptasachinkumar23@gmail .com

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      atulbabbar 5 years ago

      HELLO SIR, I WANT TO MAKE MY OWN REMOTE CONTROL CAR. I DON'T HAVE MUCH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT TRANISISTER OR IC. SO COULD U PLZ HELP ME, THAT HOW CAN I MAKE MY OWN RC CONTROL CAR,send me appropriate material at my email add. (atulbabbar123@gmail.com)

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      atulbabbar 5 years ago

      HELLO SIR, I WANT TO MAKE MY OWN REMOTE CONTROL CAR. I DON'T HAVE MUCH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT TRANISISTER OR IC. SO COULD U PLZ HELP ME, THAT HOW CAN I MAKE MY OWN RC CONTROL CAR,send me appropriate material at my email add. (atulbabbar123@gmail.com)

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      Anuhas 5 years ago

      sir,i made a battery powered plane. but i haven't good knolowdge about radio technology and how to fix it and balance da plane ,,so plz plz pleae help me. my Email -

      Anuhasg@gmail.com

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      vipinkhanna 5 years ago

      sir,I'll try to make remote controll plane .but i haven't good knolowdge about radio technology.pleae help me. my Email - vipinkhanna3@gmail.com

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      ayush 6 years ago

      sir i wanna make balsa wood remote cntrol plane.. please suggest me wid dimensions

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      bala 6 years ago

      HELLO SIR, I WANT TO MAKE MY OWN REMOTE CONTROL CAR. I DONT HAVE MUCH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT TRANISISTER OR IC. SO COULD U PLZ HELP ME, THAT HOW CAN I MAKE MY OWN RC CONTROL CAR,send me appropriate material at my email add. (balazi55@gmail.com)

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      mohit 6 years ago

      i hav designed planes of balsa wood ... i want to make it rc planes . where ill i get jus rc kit and how to install them

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      Primal Gunawardana 6 years ago

      sir,I'll try to make remote controll plane .but i haven't good knolowdge about radio technology.pleae help me. my Email -thushara@qatarairwayssl.com

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      SURINDER SINGH 7 years ago

      HELLO SIR, I WANT TO MAKE MY OWN REMOTE CONTROL CAR. I DONT HAVE MUCH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT TRANISISTER OR IC. SO COULD U PLZ HELP ME, THAT HOW CAN I MAKE MY OWN RC CONTROL CAR, WHICH CAN BE RUN BACK OR FORWARD ALONG WITH LEFT/RIGHT STREEING SYSTEM. plz send me appropriate material at my email add. (singhsurinder1183@gmail.com)

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      No I don't supply balsa wood RC plane kits. You can buy it online.

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      johnirwin 7 years ago

      Please advise if you supply radio controlled aircraft in balsa wood kit form.

      John Irwin, Pretoria South Africa

      e-mail johnirwin@mweb.co.za

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes traveling in planes which are made of balsa wood and card paper is a terrible dream for me too.

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      khadilkarprakash 8 years ago from India

      No I am afraid of them. I have never travelled in planes.