How to Build a Model Glider

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How to Build a Model Glider
A balsa wood model glider will be easy to make. (hang-glider image by maya from Fotolia.com)

Building a model glider is not a very difficult task. Make a model glider out of balsa wood, because it is easy to work with and lightweight. With balsa you can build a sturdy model glider that isn’t too heavy and will therefore glide easily through the air.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • 8-by-6-by-¼-inch balsa wood sheet
  • Precision knife
  • Multipurpose glue

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Draw two rectangles on a 8-by-6-by-¼-inch sheet of balsa wood, each 6 inches by 2 inches.

  2. 2

    Draw a tail wing shape on one end of one of the rectangles and a cockpit on the other end of the same rectangle. This rectangle will be the fuselage.

  3. 3

    Cut out the fuselage from the balsa wood using a sharp precision knife.

  4. 4

    Draw a 6-inch-by-¼-inch rectangle at the centre of the fuselage and cut that shape out with the precision knife. This will be the slot for the wings of the model glider.

  5. 5

    Cut out the second rectangle from the balsa wood using the precision knife. This will be the wing piece for your model glider.

  6. 6

    Slide the wing piece through the slot on the fuselage and apply multipurpose glue into the slot to attach the wing to the fuselage.

Tips and warnings

  • Be careful when handling the precision knife, as it is very sharp.

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