Well, while we have finished the production balsa airplanes, how could we fly it? I am sure that every boy or adult would prefer to fly their own balsa planes rather that just place it in an area to display. Generally, the required power to power the model planes comes from the battery or gas.
In order to insure the flight quality of the balsa airplanes, you need TO make sure that the shape of your plane is complying with the aerodynamic effect. Besides, you will need to choose the right power engine for your plane according to its weight. It is easy to understand that the lighter the plane is, the easier it would be able to fly.
Compared with the models cars, the control system of balsa wood airplanes are based on the radio waves rather than infrared waves. You need to make sure that the engine power would help the plane to gain the enough power to fight against the gravitational pull and so it could take off from the ground. If you place the wings of the plane a little high, it would attain more stability while you put it lower, it would enhance the maneuverability.
When it comes to the wings of the balsa plane, you need to consider on its weight and its angle. Generally, the lighter wings is more suitable for the beginners and they are easier to control. The right angle is the foundation of the stability when in motion. I would strongly recommend you to choose the electrical power rather than the fuel power. The electrical power would not distribute the gas and it is much more silent.
While you are going to fly the balsa airplanes, you need know the range of the control system. In most situation, the ranger is no more than one mile but it is enough for excellent performance.