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Balsa wood is well known for its light and pliable nature and yet it is also prized for its strength and durability. Because of its buoyant nature, balsa wood was even used in life rafts during World War I.... More »
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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochroma

Ochroma is a genus of flowering plants in the mallow family, Malvaceae, containing the sole species Ochroma pyramidale, commonly known as the balsa tree.

www.mat.uc.pt/~pedro/ncientificos/artigos/techbal.html

With that in mind, it is easy to understand why balsa wood has been the standard material for model airplane construction since it first became readily available ...

www.greathobbies.com/technical/tech_balsa_1.php

With that in mind, it is easy to understand why balsa wood has been the standard material for model airplane construction since it first became readily available ...

www.softschools.com/facts/plants/balsa_tree_facts/1969

Balsa tree is deciduous tree that belongs to the mallow family. It can be found in moist rainforests of Central and South America. Balsa tree grows in warm ...

www.corelitecomposites.com/blogs/post/3-Awesome-Facts-About-Balsa-Wood-You-Did-Not-Know

Oct 1, 2013 ... In the composites industry, we all know balsa wood (also known as "Ochroma pyramidale" for its scientific name), for its very strong but ...

www.airplanesandrockets.com/resources/balsa-wood-facts-sig-catalog.htm

Nov 23, 2013 ... The Sig catalog had a really nice primer on balsa with a treatment of history, tree harvesting and production, and technical.

www.wood-database.com/balsa

Color/Appearance: Heartwood tends to be a pale reddish brown color, though it is not commonly seen in commercial lumber. Most boards/blocks of Balsa are ...

wiki.kidzsearch.com/wiki/Hardwood

Oct 23, 2014 ... Hardwoods are not always harder than softwoods, Balsa wood being a notable exception. Hardwoods have a more complex internal structure ...