Buy Short Kits

While you’re here check out the Balsa Stick Store.

Here’s an explanation of what a short kit is, with pictures.  You’ll have to complete the kit by buying your own sheet and stick wood from a balsa dealer.  Here’s my best shot at explaining how to do this.

All kits are available and are cut to order.

If you want a plan, you’ll need to get it from a plan website such as or other online plan archive and have it printed somewhere.

Sometimes material sizes will be substituted for better cutting quality.

In an effort to minimize costs I buy balsa collections whenever I can.  Some of these collections include pieces that are yellowed by sunlight or have brown stains.  Don’t worry.  It all flies.


Find the “Send Rob an email” link on the main menu.  Tell me what you want and your ZIP code, and I’ll give you a total with shipping.  Buy multiple items at the same time to save shipping costs.

I’ve discontinued use of Paypal.  Checks, cash, and money orders are all acceptable, or I can send an invoice that you will pay with a debit or credit card.


If you find a mysterious piece of wood in your kit that looks like this, it’s probably a dihedral gauge.


If you find an error in your kit, please let me know so I can fix it.

On some of my kits I have incorporated my own modifications, which I think the average builder would like.  If you prefer your kit cut to original standard specs, let me know.

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