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  • BalsaBuilder Magazine – Issue 1 (Summer 2015) with plans

    balsabuilder Quarterly – Volume 1 / Issue 1 (Summer 2015)

    balsabuilder Quarterly – Volume 1 / Issue 1 - Summer 2015  - This is Issue 1 of balsabuilder Magazine as published Summer 2015 in print with plans! Loaded with articles to help you become a better model builder.

    In this issue


    Builders Tech: 

    • The Sanding Zone
    • Make Every Part Beautiful (Part 2)
    • Perfect Tape Hinge Techiques
    • Pattern Transfer Methods Detailed

    Build It! (Featured Builds):

    • Featured Build! Sporty RC - High wing three channel trainer (plan included)
    • SunBurn - Classic HLG/CLG glider (plan included)
    • SunBurn Jr. - Bonus Feature! (plan included)

    ​Unbox It!:

    • Mountain Models Spook-E

    FlightSchool:

    • HLG/CLG Trim chart, anatomy guide, and more!
    • Three Channel Control
    • Simple method for wing warp identifciation and removal.

    This product contains the print version of balsabuilder Magazine - Summer 2015 and includes full size plans.  Subscriptions to balsabuilder Magazine are available directly from balsabuilder.com - Click Here to Subscribe

    BBM-0101
    17.50 USD
     
  • BalsaBuilder Magazine – Issue 2 (Fall 2015) with plans

    BalsaBuilder Quarterly – Volume 1 / Issue 2 (Fall 2015)

    BalsaBuilder Quarterly – Volume 1 / Issue 2 - Fall 2015  - This is Issue 2 of Balsa Builder Magazine as published Fall 2015 in print with plans! Loaded with articles to help you become a better model builder.

    In this issue


    Builders Tech: 

    • Wire bending techinques
    • Make Every Part Beautiful (Part 3)
    • Working with tissue
    • A new twist on capacitor power applications

    Build It! (Featured Builds):

    • Featured Build! 4Charlie - Low wing four channel nostalgic sport model (plan included)
    • Vanguard P-18 an introduction to indoor powered rubber models  (plan included)

    ​Unbox It!:

    • Mountain Models Tom-E-Boy

    FlightSchool:

    • Indoor Rubber Powered Trim chart, anatomy guide, and more!
    • The Fourth Channel
    • Mechanical method for differential servo setup.

    This product contains the print version of Balsa Builder Magazine - Fall 2015 and includes full size plans.  Subscriptions to BalsaBuilder Magazine are available directly from balsabuilder.com - Click Here to Subscribe

    BBM-0102
    17.50 USD
     
  • BalsaBuilder Magazine – Issue 3 (Winter 2015) with plans

    balsabuilder Quarterly – Volume 1 / Issue 3 (Winter 2016)

    balsabuilder Quarterly – Volume 1 / Issue 3 - Winter 2016  - This is Issue 3 of balsabuilder Magazine as published Winter 2016 in print with plans! Loaded with articles to help you become a better model builder.

    In this issue


    Builders Tech: 

    • Blending model airplane fuel (diesel)
    • E-Zee Electric Control Line Timer
    • Make Every Part Beautiful (Part 4)
    • Simple balsa wood wheels
    • Build a coping saw support
    • Capacitor-powered free-flight
    • Making sticks! How to strip your own balsa wood

    Build It! (Featured Builds):

    • Featured Build! squareONE - 60 in. span motor glider (plan included)
    • FlatRat control line trainer  (plan included)
    • WingIt! this versatile wing kit is a scratch builders delight

    FlightSchool:

    • Introduction to electric control line
    • 10 steps to a perfect pre-flight

    Industry source guide and more!

    This product contains the print version of balsabuilder Magazine - Winter 2016 and includes full size plans.  Subscriptions to balsabuilder Magazine are available directly from balsabuilder.com - Click Here to Subscribe

    BBM-0103
    17.50 USD
     
  • BalsaBuilder Magazine – Issue 4 (Summer 2016) with plans

    balsabuilder Quarterly – Volume 1 / Issue 4 – This is the final issue in Volume 1 of balsabuilder Magazine and is heavy on construction articles with three featured builds!  Those who opted for our full delivery will see their magazine accompanied with full size plans for each of the build projects.

    In this issue


    Builders Tech:

    • Model engine deep cleaning
    • Smart covering tricks
    • Adjustable Z bends for park flyers

    Build It! (Featured Builds):

    • Bang-A-Rang weekend Dad and Lad project (Free Plan – included with base subscription)
    • SQuiRT 1/2A trainer – getting funky with fuel!  (Full size plan)
    • SPORTstik – created with our WingIt! building system  (Full size plan)

    UnBox It! (Featured Reviews):

    • Pacemaker 100 – Prepare to be wowed by this vintage low wing polyhedral model!

    Industry source guide and more!

    This product contains the print version of balsabuilder Magazine - Volume 1 | Issue 4 and includes full size plans.  Subcriptions to balsabuilder Magazine are available directly from balsabuilder.com - Click Here to Subscribe

    BBM-0104
    17.50 USD
     
  • BalsaBuilder Magazine – Issue 5 (Spring 2017) with plans

    balsabuilder  – Issue 5 (spring 2017)

    balsabuilder returns to your mail box in 2017 with all new Issue 5.   This new issue of balsabuilder Magazine  kicks off a series of technical articles that builds upon the basics presented in issues 1-4 and delves into CNC for the hobbyist.   Issue 5 of balsabuilder features three exciting builds that are suitable for any skill level.  Those who opted for our full delivery will see their magazine accompanied with full size plans for each of the build projects.

    In this issue 


    Builders Tech:

    • CNC for the hobbyist – we put the new X-Carve to work in our shop
    • EZ plug wires add scale realism to your sport model.
    • Cutting Metal Tubing
    • End mill selection for balsa wood

    Build It! (Featured Builds):

    • Puddle Jumper weekend Dad and Lad project (Free Plan – included with base subscription)
    • EZ Piet – Success with a sport scale Sky Scout  (Full size plan)
    • Downdraft Dust Table  (Full size plan)
    BBM-BB0105
    17.50 USD
     
  • BalsaBuilder Magazine – Issue 6 (Fall 2017) with plans

    balsabuilder  – Issue 6 (fall 2017)

    balsabuilder returns to your mail box in 2017 with all new Issue 6.  Issue 6 of balsabuilder Magazine explores two exciting builds that are suitable for any skill level. Additional topics include vacuum forming from 3D printed molds, sewn hinges, electric round-the-pole flying, and more!  Includes full-size plans.

    In this issue 


    Builders Tech:

    • Soldering tips and techniques
    • Sewn Hinges explained
    • Round the Pole – Revisited

    Build It! (Featured Builds):

    • FlugenFritz (Free Plan – included with base subscription)
    • Ugh-LE-Bug! – A modernized nod to Larry Renger’s 1/2A classic  (Full size plan)
    BBM-BB0106
    17.50 USD
     
  • BalsaBuilder Magazine – Pilot Issue (Spring 2015) with plans

    balsabuilder Quarterly – Volume 1 / Pilot Issue - Spring 2015

    It's like owning Superman #1 - Now get the Pilot Issue of balsabuilder Magazine in print with plans! Loaded with articles to help you become a better model builder.

    In this issue


    Builders Tech: 

    • Selecting Balsa Wood
    • Make Every Part Beautiful (Part 1)
    • The Perfect Building Board Build

    Projects:

    • Featured Plan the GymRipper (plan included)
    • Bonus Plan! the SportyROG (plan included)

    ​Unbox It!:

    • balsabuilder’s Hell’s Angels D.VII

    Learn It!:

    • Selecting Electric Power Systems
    • Covering Model Airplane Wings
    • Adhesives (At a glance)
    • Industry source guide and more!

    This product contains the print version of balsabuilder Magazine - Spring 2015 and includes full size plans.  Subscriptions to balsabuilder Magazine are available directly from balsabuilder.com - Click Here to Subscribe

    BBM-0100
    14.99 USD