In order to make a balsa wood plane, you will need to select the suitable tools and qualified balsa woods. Generally, you need to prepare a knife with sharp blade, the balsa wood glue, pins, a pen to make marks, a steel ruler and a few papers to draw your design. In order to make the task easier, you should make sure that the blade is sharp enough to cut the balsa wood straightly.
Draw your design on the papers. You can draw each part of the plans and record the sizes of them. Different types of balsa wood planes are endowed with different designs. For example, you need to design several wings and a small body for the helicopter while the airplane is characterized by a huge body and two wings.
Cut the balsa wood according to your design. Make obvious marks on the balsa wood where need to be cut. Cut straightly along with the marks and avoid to use too much force to destroy the balsa wood. Collect the scraps and clean your working platform after cutting.
Assemble the balsa wood plane. Glue the parts together and in order to make a tight connection, you may need to hold the glued parts together for a few minutes. You will need to use the pins to form a stable structure. The parts where need to bear the weight of the plane should be connected with the pins.