Balsa wood plane is made of the soft balsa wood. It is very popular among school age children. It can be used for science class to teach children about physics and engineering principles. Frankly speaking, the balsa woodplane can be found easily both in physical stores and online shops. Or you can make it by yourself. You can control the fly speed of your plane actually if you read the following steps carefully and patiently.
In order to speed up the fly of your balsa wood plane, you are advised to prepare balsa wood airplane kit, sandpaper, propeller, nails, hammer, screwdriver, scrap wood pieces, glue and so forth. Make sure to fly the plane in an open area, such as a field, with no nearby electrical power lines. What should you know is that a flying plane can easily become tangled in power lines, causing possible electrocution to the retrieving party.
First of all, sand the upper and lower surfaces of the balsa wood plane's wings with sandpaper. Create a thinner wing for reducing drag during flight. Sand the front edge of each wing into a smooth curve using sandpaper. The smooth curve will allow a more streamlined movement for the passing air during flying maneuvers.
Second, you should remove any unnecessary accessories from the plane, like decorative under-wing engines. The plane will move more slowly in the air if the protruding items are without any functionality impede air flow. You should add a propeller to the plane's front nose with a nail and hammer since it can provide the necessary thrust to move faster in the air.
Third, all screws should secure the plane's fuselage and the wings should be tightly screwed in with a screwdriver. Any loose screws will cause the plane to wobble which will generate the drag and warp the flying direction.
Fourth, you need to test it by lanching it into the air. If the air flow is too strong and causes the plane to fly out of control, you should add weight to the plane. To stabilize the plane, you can add small pieces to the fuselage of plane actually.