balsa wood


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Noun1.balsa wood - strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floatsbalsa wood - strong lightweight wood of the balsa tree used especially for floats
Ochroma lagopus, balsa - forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in crafts
wood - the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
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for example, a safe grant could be used to pay for a bus and admission fees to take students to visit an aviation museum, go on a field trip to the local airport, buy materials to build a balsa wood glider or model rocket, or fund another type of project with an aviation or aerospace theme.
After balsa wood from Ecuador is brought to the factory in Serbia, it's cut to specified lengths and widths," Hultstrand says.
1947: The Kon Tiki expedition set out with Thor Heyerdahl, aiming to prove that ancient cults could have sailed on a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia.
1947: The Kon Tiki expedition set out with Thor Heyerdahl, aiming to prove that ancient peoples could have sailed on a balsa wood raft from Peru to Polynesia.
Dubai: A team of six students from Our Own High School are all set to present their miniature air powered balsa wood Formula One cars next week at Yas Marina circuit with high hopes of bagging the first place to represent UAE in the world finals of Formula One in Schools Challenge.
3A Composites adds that it is the world's largest producer of balsa wood, and owns and cultivates thousands of acres of FSC-certified balsa plantations in Ecuador.
Sunday we give out balsa wood and rubber band planes to kids and do contests for them; that's very popular," Prax says.
I remember when we had to make fine cuts in balsa wood and kitchen cutlery would not do, we fashioned scalpels by breaking double-edge razor blades and inserting half into old pencils.
F1 in Schools challenges students to create their own Formula One team which is commissioned to design, construct and race the fastest miniature Formula One Car of the Future - a 21cm long scale model built from a block of balsa wood and powered by an air cylinder.
My Uncle Bobby came home from the Army in 1953, and built me a Spitfire from light but sturdy balsa wood.
The Norwegian film, Kon-Tiki, tells the story of a sweeping adventure detailing legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl's daring attempt to prove that early settlers from South America once populated Polynesia by sailing across the Pacific on a simple balsa wood raft.