A model airplane can be built with balsa wood by cutting sheets of wood with a sharp blade or knife over a construction plan. A separate paper blueprint should be used for each part of the airplane. Pins or gluing tools can be used to fasten the various pieces together.
Balsa wood is typically used to build model airplanes because it comes in several shapes and sizes and can be easily cut and shaped to use in model building. Using pins, the wood can be fastened onto the blueprint during cutting and gluing. Small amount of glue are sufficient to hold the plan as too much will add unnecessarily to the weight.