balsa wood


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strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats

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Caption: Bagley's new High Compression Molding involves heating balsa wood under pressure to tighten the grain and harden the exterior.
In the first phase of the project we designed several cars using AutoCAD and tested them virtually, we then had to order the best type of balsa wood to manufacture the cars, which are slightly bigger than the palm of a hand.
I only wish I still had my balsa wood Spitfire to remind me of another world when life seemed much simpler.
The competition requires a team to design, model and test a scaled version of a racing car made from Balsa wood to be sent down a 20m racetrack powered by a CO2 canister.
Pic follows the voyage of Thor Heyerdahl and his crew, who sailed across the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947 to prove that seafarers from South America had settled the Polynesian islands.
NORWEGIAN ADVENTURER Thor Heyerdahl's 1947 Pacific crossing from South America to Polynesia in a self-made raft of balsa wood, and the book that followed, have fueled many generations' fascination with exploration.
Quiz of the Day ANSWERS: 1 Ladysmith; 2 Surrealism; 3 Napoleon Bonaparte; 4 Lepanto; 5 Softball; 6 The Railway Children; 7 Parquetry; 8 The sonnet; 9 Home and Away; 10 Balsa wood.
Choose from DIY planes fashioned from balsa wood, sewing fun costumes or creating a play boat from a metal bath tub and a canvas sail.
The aeromodellers, using remote-controlled aircraft, will be flying scaled-down versions of full size planes, using lightweight materials such as polystyrene, balsa wood, foam and fiberglass.
Student Daniel Finnamore said: "The competition is based around racing a one twentieth scale race car made from balsa wood.
11 Teams were registered for the event which allowed students, ages 14-to-17, to race miniature balsa wood F1 cars they designed themselves.
Gamera weighs-in at a feathery 210 pounds, student pilot included, and owes its lightweight to the balsa wood, foam, mylar and carbon fiber used in construction.
Using the materials, a whole year group can now be involved in designing, making and then racing miniature balsa wood cars powered by compressed gas.
Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) present in the flowers of the balsa wood Ochroma lagopus Swartz, 1788
Cadet Connor Price, 14, of Benton, said: "We made our rockets from scratch and found that balsa wood was a good material to use for the rocket fins, and it was easy to cut too.