There are various kinds of wood both in domestic and international markets. And balsa wood is outstanding for its lightweight, easy to work with, affordable and so forth. Balsa wood can be classified into different grains. Generally, the working principles of the balsa wood glider or aircraft is similar or same with the actual aircrafts actually. And the balsa plane is very popular among kids, especially among boys. But do you know how to fly your plans easily and effectively?
First of all, you'd better choose a slope since it will give you a force when you run down. It will make it easier to fly your plane actually.
Second, you are advised to pinch the balsa wood between the forefinger and thumb so the fingers are underneath the airplane. You'd better hold the airplane just behind the nose actually. Cock your arm back to just behind the head and push the aircraft forward. Use the push motion, then loosen the pinch instead of jerking or throwing the aircraft when your arm is extended almost all the way in front of your body.
Third, check. You should push the wing further to the right and vise versa if the airplane flies to the left. Well, move the weight slightly down on the nose if your balsa wood aircraft pitches up nose first.
Fourth, pinch the plane with your thumb and forefinger and keep your opposite hand's forefinger on the prop to keep it from unwinding. Twist the propeller 12 to 24 times and watch the rubber band shorten and get wider with the wrapped coils. You can hold the plane at the shoulder height and push it forward. To ensure the straight flight, you can achieve it by adjusting the wings actually.
There are various kinds of balsa aircrafts both in domestic and international markets, however, it is similar to fly them actually. And the balsa airplane can be made by yourself. You are advised to choose the superior balsa wood if you expect it fly better.