balsa wood


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strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats

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Most of the members make their own airplanes with balsa wood and hot glue or epoxy.
It does not fly well on its own like a paper airplane or balsa wood airplane,'' said George Kidwell, acting deputy director of aeronautics at Ames.
To help convince his colleagues, Reed made balsa wood models and flew them in the hallways at Dryden.
The rig included balsa wood, soda straws, Popsicle sticks, piano wire, and a tiny motor and propeller.
The increases are attributable to higher sales of our balsa wood products as well as improved sales and pricing in the shrimp business.
Dubai: A team of six students from Our Own High School are all set to present their miniature air powered balsa wood Formula One cars next week at Yas Marina circuit with high hopes of bagging the first place to represent UAE in the world finals of Formula One in Schools Challenge.
3A Composites adds that it is the world's largest producer of balsa wood, and owns and cultivates thousands of acres of FSC-certified balsa plantations in Ecuador.
Overview Objectives : Global demand for balsa wood products is strong and projected to continue increasing - driven by expanding markets in the energy and transport sectors.
Sunday we give out balsa wood and rubber band planes to kids and do contests for them; that's very popular," Prax says.
1947: The Kon Tiki expedition set out with Thor Heyerdahl, aiming to prove that ancient cults could have sailed on a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia.
I remember when we had to make fine cuts in balsa wood and kitchen cutlery would not do, we fashioned scalpels by breaking double-edge razor blades and inserting half into old pencils.
1947: The Kon Tiki expedition set out with Thor Heyerdahl, aiming to prove that ancient peoples could have sailed on a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia.
F1 in Schools challenges students to create their own Formula One team which is commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest miniature Formula One Car of the Future - a 21cm long scale model built from a block of balsa wood and powered by an air cylinder.
My Uncle Bobby came home from the Army in 1953, and built me a Spitfire from light but sturdy balsa wood.