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    Carl Goldberg Freedom 20 Electric Conversion Help

    Hi all! I've been working on building an old Freedom 20 kit and replacing the power system with electric. I've pretty much finished the build at this point, but forgot one crucial detail: battery retention. This being my first non ARF or BNF fixed wing, I completely neglected to think about how...
  2. DinosEatPeople1

    Solved Balsa kits help

    I am wanting to make a balsa plane from a laser cut kit. I am a bit of a beginner and I need assistance in finding a good kit. I was thinking that I could use the electronics of a few 5gram servos, and an 1806 motor on this kit. https://www.amazon.com/Dumas-Erco-Ercoupe-Electric/dp/B00681M8H8...
  3. Philip02

    Tips for a 20+ yr old Giles G-202 build

    Hey guys, new to the forums here. I am in the process of building a Great Planes Giles G-202 that sat in its box for over 20 years in the shop. This is my first balsa build, which was a little scary at first, but everything seems to be going well so far, even with the warped boards. The whole...
  4. MarioGdV

    Piper Cub J-3 Build Log

    Hi! As the title says, I'm going to build my first balsa kit, a 1200mm Piper Cub J3. It's definitely a bad choice for a first kit, since it's from Banggood, but I've read the instructions and I think it doesn't seem that hard. However, I can always ask you for help if I need it (I will). The...
  5. rockyboy

    Balsa Kit Manufacturers

    Welcome to the Balsa Kit Research Service! If you're balsa curious or want help finding a kit that inspires you to make some sawdust, just add a post to the end of this thread - I'm happy to help out and there are some very smart guys who chime in here too! To get you started, here's my...
  6. Turbojoe

    52" Marston Pterodactyl!

    Looking for a cool and different balsa build? Here it is! The 52" Marston Pterodactyl. You'll likely have the only one at the field. Like everything else I buy I bought this on a whim but had every intention of building it someday but now it's in the "MAKE SOME ROOM" pile. I've gotta start...
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    Mountain Models Eva Bipe

    My workbench is cleaned off and a new plane has found it way to the bench! With the completion of the P-51, it is time to start a new project. This will be my build log of the Mountain Models Eva Bipe. With all the snow and cold weather here in Michigan it is giving me a lot of time to build...
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    Balsa with swappable

    Is it possible to build balsa wood winds and add it to the swappable plans etc Thanks