House of Balsa, Inc.

Country: USA
Website: House of Balsa, Inc. Website

Company Overview

House of Balsa Inc. is a designer and manufacturer of remote control airplane products for the RC hobby industry. The company was founded in 1971 by a McDonnell Douglas aircraft engineer and today is located in Adelanto, in the High Desert of Southern California in the USA.

House of Balsa Inc. offers all of their RC airplane products through their single House of Balsa brand name. All of their plane products, as one would infer from the name, are made of balsa and plywood construction -- typically laser cut wooden parts. Kits include full size CAD plans and a box of parts that must be completely assembled by the builder.

House of Balsa kits come in a variety of designs which include scale models of general aviation / civilian aircraft of the world as well as a handful of warbirds, typically from World War II.  The kits also include several glider kits. The House of Balsa kits are typically under $100 with a few exceptions that are priced above that.

The kits generally come with the assortment of hardware (hinges and mounting components) necessary for assembly. Once assembled, though, each kit requires the builder to select and install the power system as well as the radio equipment. Appropriately sized power and radio components are specified in the designs.

House of Balsa Inc sells their kits to the retail hobbyist directly from their website, www.houseofbalsa.com.