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Building Balsa Wheel Pants

In the January 2008 issue, we looked at a quick and easy way tomake a balsa cowl. Now let’s build a set of wheel pants.Beyond the basic satisfaction of crafting airplane parts out of rawmaterials with your own hands, there are two main reasons to buildthese parts out of balsa: the obvious reason is that there may not be acommercial product available to suit your needs. This is usually thecase with scratch-built projects and often when building from plans.Also, while kits usually have fiberglass or vacuum-formed plastic components,you might want to dress up a more basic model that didn’tinclude such accessories.

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