Balsawood Gliders & Rubber Powered Planes
Flying your own promotional model plane is always great fun and nothing beats the simplicity of a well built printed balsa wood plane. Light and easy to cut, balsa wood is a great material that makes perfect balsa wood planes and gliders. Best of all, our balsa wood airplane kits have ample space on them for brands and logos, thus ensuring that your fun time is also promotional time. So don't hesitate to make one of these terrific hobby lobby planes into a terrific promotional item
Balsa is a fast-growing native of south America that can grow up to 30 metres tall, with most commercially available balsa coming from Ecuador. The name balsa comes from Spanish for raft, for which the balsa wood with its excellent buoyancy is perfect. Despite its softness, balsa is actually classified as a hardwood, and is naturally the softest of the commercial hardwoods. Perfect for rafts, due to its lightness and softness balsa is also perfect for toy planes and other modeling. In fact, balsa wood has also been used to make real wooden airplanes, such as the World War Two De Havilland Mosquito.
The light weight of balsa wood that makes it so great for making balsa wood aircraft is based on the fact that the balsa tree has very large cells that contain water. Once the water is dried out of the wood, what is left is an air filed hole with a large surface that retains its strength due to its cellulose structure.
A great balsa wood plane is the Promotional Bungee Glider
. With this model a rubber band is simply stretched out like a catapult to provide power and when released everyone is sure to be impressed with the length of the flight that can be achieved.
For another fine example of what we are talking about when it comes to balsa wood planes, have a good look at our Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Planes
. An excellently designed propeller driven balsa wood plane that really flies powered by a simple rubber band. All will get great fun from this quality toy.
Make sure you put your logo on one of these promotional balsa wood airplane kits and ensure high visibility in more ways than one. With custom balsa wood planes, your logo is bound to be going places.