Balsacentral.com’s 10th Anniversary
September marks the 10th anniversary of Balsacentral.com, the online shop for all your balsa wood requirements in Australia.
Our First Online Shop
September 2006 was our first foray into online retailing. Back then, the range included only 75 items, mainly balsa wood sheet and shapes. Today, you’ll find more than 700 items to cater for the demands of aeromodellers, school teachers, students, craft makers and more.
The current range on balsacentral.com includes:
- Balsa Wood
- Plastic Sheets
- Educational Products
- Craft Products
- Promotional Products
- Surf Products
- Film and Set Products
This range has expanded due to demand from our customers.
As a scratch model boat builder, I had very little success in obtaining decent balsa supplies from the traditional places; hardware stores, timber suppliers, and so on. After ‘discovering’ Balsa Central on the web, I found the timber straight, evenly thicknessed, and it could be cut to strip planks to any width I required. Similarly for the fine Basswood ply. Clean, straight, easy to work with, and planked if required. Block and sheet wood also great. It takes the normally difficult job of hull and deck planking so much easier. I’m very happy with both product and service.
The visit last week was to pick up some balsa wood for the construction of a model called “Smog Hog”. This model won the national championship in the USA in 1956 and I’m building it to fly at the Constellation Model Flying Club’s RETRO day in June. To qualify the models must be designed and flown before 1980 and ARF aircraft do not qualify.
The construction proceeds quickly due to the simple design and the quality of the Balsacentral balsa wood I chose. It’s a pleasure to build with such nice wood and very satisfying to see it all come together, of course the price and service helped!
I would like to take the opportunity of thanking you again for your on going support of our hobby by assisting with the Golden Era Air Races and the upcoming Royal Flying Doctor fundraising air show.”
This link to a short video of the races, https://youtu.be/yrpfPH6yM7c
The overall success to balsacentral.com is because we offer the best quality product at a realistic price backed by a reliable service. Balsacentral supplies Auszac EcoBalsa exclusively.