The popularity of wooden aircraft does not seem to have waned in the technological age. We still stock a good range of wooden model aircraft kits by West Wings which are made from balsa wood,and which need covering with tissue in the traditional way. These are mainly rubber powered, but some models can be made into radio controlled versions.
There are also the old favourites such as the slot together simple balsa planes we all had as children. Costing very little, these are still fun.