Introduction: How to Make Balsa Gliders

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In this instructable you will be learning how to build homemade balsa gliders.

Step 1: Find Some Blueprints

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Step 2: Cut the Fuselage

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Now, you will cut the fuselage out of a piece of balsa wood.

Step 3: Cut Out the Stabilizers and Wings

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Now, you are going to cut out the stabilizers and wings using the template provided in your blueprints. When cutting the wings, make sure you cut a slit on each side just about halfway through the balsa. Then, bend the ends up to form a curve.

Step 4: Now Glue the Stabilizers and Wings Onto the Fuselage

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Step 5: Cut Out the Fin and Glue It Onto the Fuselage

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Be very careful when gluing the fin on. Make sure it is lined up street so the plane does not turn in weird directions when you fly it later.

Step 6: You're Almost Finished!

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Now we need to do is add a little weight to wherever you want it. This will help keep the plane flying straight and keep a balance during flight.

Step 7: Cut the Rubber Band Slot

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Cut a small piece of wood like the on in the picture. Now, glue it onto the front of the fuselage.

Step 8: Glue It on Like This

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Step 9: Put the Wings on If You Haven't Yet

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Step 10: Your Done!

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You have successfully built a model balsa glider!

Comments

explosiveghastt (author)2015-11-03

I hope to make this soon!

explosiveghastt (author)2015-11-03

FINGER PRINCE

He said it is cool

tomatoskins (author)2015-02-27

I've always loved balsa planes! Great job! I'd love to see the blueprints you used and a video of it in flight would be awesome!

WingraMax (author)tomatoskins2015-07-12

Thanks! Sorry for the delay of my reply. I am not entirely sure what blueprints I used. I just downloaded them. The planes fly very well. They fly about 20 - 50 ft with a good throw. I used one of them in a competition.

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