In this modern age where time is of the essence, a lot of modellers often find themselves rushing to foamies or ARF's in order to get to the field and flying as "quickly as possible". People are forgetting that there is in fact a great pleasure aside from just flying, the pleasure of building. Don't view the assembly of a plane as a task of drudgery, it is in fact a part of the entirely enjoyable experience of modelling. Without doubt there is a lot more pleasure in flying a plane that you know you've hand crafted yourself.
This web page serves to be a guide on how to use balsa, how to understand it and how to actually enjoy working with it.