Top 16 Best Balsa Wood Model Plane Kits

 

Kestrel West Wings Simple T-Tailed Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW16

Kestrel: West Wings Simple T-Tailed Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW16

Kestrel: West Wings Simple T-Tailed Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW16 - What’s more, you end up with a finished fuselage in double-quick time try the ‘kestrel’, we know you’re going to enjoy her. An easy to build free flight model>br> hand launch/bungee adhesive and paints are not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately. The fuselage and tail build up from sheet components and are a real joy to assemble. The characteristic t-tail and cockpit area have been styled on many of the full-size, glass fibre gliders you see in the skies today. We know that many builders of this model will have very little or no experience so the construction has taken this very much into account. The kestrel is intended as a logical step up from the popular merlin but that little bigger and more ‘scale’ in appearance. She is built from a combination of cnc and die-cut components that have been designed to make construction as simple and quick as possible. Just because this is a simple model, we felt she had to have real appeal as well. That flat bottom section helps a lot with the building but can be quite ‘draggy’ if using a more normal ‘clark-y’. The wing section chosen is the more unusual rsg 29, which has excellent low drag combined with the high-lift flat bottom design so often favoured by model gliders. Wingspan 1000mm, 39″.

 

Hawker Hurricane MK1 West Wings Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW502

Hawker Hurricane MK1 West Wings Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW502

Hawker Hurricane MK1 West Wings Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW502 - Hurricanes were famous for being tough and this one is no exception. Overlooked by many historians when talking about the battle of britain, the rugged hawker hurricane shot down far more enemy aircraft than the spitfire and therefore rightly deserves to be kitted in our wingleader series. Kit includes printed balsa wood panels, stripwood, plan and instructions, plastic propeller & rubber motor, wheels, wire, moulded canopy & spinner. At 508mm span, sheâ€tms a little bigger than the spitfire but the scale is the same. The stringered rear fuselage is actually very similar to the full size and therefore quite authentic. Like the spitfire, this is a printed kit that builds up into an amazingly accurate representation of this classic aircraft. Adhesives and paint will need to be purchased separately. From camouflage in the battle of britain to all black night fighters, the choice is yours. Specification wingspan508mm, 20″ power rubber. The supplied rubber motor is a good starting point for flying, but performance can be improved by the substitution of better rubber at a later date. Hurricanes served in many campaigns in wwii so colour schemes are varied. The thick section wing is also great for high lift and the limited taper ensures good low-speed performance.

 

Tiger Moth West Wings Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW415

Tiger Moth: West Wings Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW415

Tiger Moth: West Wings Rubber Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW415 - Propeller assembly & rubber motor and easy to follow building and flying instructions. Wingspan 380mm, 15″. Adhesive is not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately. A superb kit for kids to have hours of fun with minimal effort. Suitable for beginners 14 years upwards. The kit includes printed balsa wood panels,ready to cut out. A simple to construct, all sheet design that builds into a great flying beginners model with the ‘flavourâ€tm of the original full size aircraft.

 

Amethyst West Wings Tow-Line Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW17 by WEST WINGS

Amethyst: West Wings Tow-Line Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW17 by WEST WINGS

Amethyst: West Wings Tow-Line Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW17 by WEST WINGS - Skill level 2. Outer shell molded in clear plastic. Easy to assemble. Complete bone structure. Glue required, paint not included. Made in the usa. Internal organs are soft plastic. Amethyst west wings tow-line glider balsa wood model plane kit ww17.

 

Merlin West Wings Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW14A by West Wings

Merlin: West Wings Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW14A by West Wings

Merlin: West Wings Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW14A by West Wings - It has the optimum grades of wood to suit each part of the design. The merlin has the kind of performance that you would expect from a purpose designed, sports duration glider. The combination of sheet and built-up construction is ideal for understanding the needs and techniques of weight saving aligned to those of high performance. Wingspan 890mm, 35″. Whether launched by hand or from a towline/bungee, the merlin is stable and rewarding and offers good strength in the battle against ‘terra firmaâ€tm the kit features all pre-cut components to make the whole assembly process even easier. Some need to be extra strong, where others require light weight as their priority. As a first model, there’s no better choice than a west wings merlin. To get the best performance, west wings have chosen the best wing section possible to ensure that every owner achieves the kind of success that gets them ‘hookedâ€tm into the fabulous world of modelling the merlin has become the standard model that schools use to teach the principles of flight. All parts pre-cut adhesive and paints are not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately.

 

Swallow West Wings Semi-Scale Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW15

Swallow: West Wings Semi-Scale Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW15

Swallow: West Wings Semi-Scale Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW15 - The kit contains all pre-cut parts and strip wood and includes details and components for both free flight and r/c derivatives and you can choose some really unusual colour schemes to personalise your swallow. She will perform well from hand or towline launch or even on the slope. Many survive in gliding clubs throughout the country and some even saw service with the air training corps. All parts pre-cut adhesive and paints are not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately. The slingsby swallow was designed as a high performance sailplane by britainâ€tms longest established glider manufacturer. 5″. Wingspan 900mm, 35. The original was constructed from wood and lent itself to conventional model building techniques.

 

De Havilland DH80A Puss Moth West Wings Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW08

De Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth: West Wings Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW08

De Havilland D.H.80A Puss Moth: West Wings Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW08 - 5″. For those that prefer it, we reckon the puss moth will easily convert to electric by the use of a suitable gearbox and motor combination. The advantage of generous wing area, a good section, high wing mount and low weight all come together when it comes to flying. Rubber powered flying scale model. This version captures that character and combines it with stable performance. This time honoured construction provides the right combination of strength and low weight and helps to recreate the general structure of the original design. Adhesives and paints etc are not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately. Construction is traditional and based on pre-printed balsa sheets and strip. Wingspan 622mm, 24. Needless to say, the kit comes complete with propeller and rubber as well as suitable tissue for the covering. This puss moth really has the performance to go with the looks and makes a great first scale free flight model. The kit includes plastic propeller and rubber motor, plastic moulded wheels, covering tissue and full decals to complete the model as shown. All you need is glue and dope (and maybe paint) before you’ll be ready for the air. The dehavilland designs are so distinct in the world of aviation. The puss moth was designed at a time when aviation was booming and was intended to be a fast ‘gentleman’s carriage’.

 

Sapphire West Wings High Performance Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW24

Sapphire: West Wings High Performance Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW24

Sapphire: West Wings High Performance Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW24 - Care should be taken not to distort the lightweight structure with this method. Alternatively, you can use one of the latest, super-lightweight, heat shrink coverings if you are familiar with them. The wings are fixed in the same way so that landing damage is minimised and carriage to and from the flying field is easy. These are the aim of any high performance design and our experience makes sure that the sapphire delivers the built-up tailplane is both effective and practical with elastic band location. If you’re into high performance, duration, rubber powered models, the west wings sapphire is for you. 5″. Wingspan 825mm, 32. The high lift, dihedral tip wing design ensures the best lift and stability attributes without excessive drag. Needless to say, the kit comes complete with an effective plastic propeller and the necessary rubber for the motor. All formers and ribs require cutting out from pre-printed balsa sheets, but this is half the fun the strength comes from the tissue covering, which is actually easier to do than you’d think. Styled with a blend of classic and modern lines the sapphire extracts amazing performance from it’s 825mm (32. Adhesive and paints are not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately. Construction is from the conventional formers and strip built over the plan. Join the world of duration rubber modelling with the west wings sapphire. 5″) span.

 

Aerocruiser V  West Wings V-Tail Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW203

Aerocruiser “V” : West Wings V-Tail Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW203

Aerocruiser “V” : West Wings V-Tail Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW203 - . A classic styled, hand launch glider with the unusual feature of a ‘vee’ tail design. The aerocuiser is a simple model built in minutes from sheet and stick components to allow rapid progress to the flying field the kit includes all pre-cut parts, plan and building instructions. Adhesive is not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately. The ‘vee’ tail is often used by full size gliders and is thought by some to be more efficient. Wingspan 355mm, 14″.

 

Sapphire West Wings High Performance Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW24 by WEST WINGS

Sapphire: West Wings High Performance Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW24 by WEST WINGS

Sapphire: West Wings High Performance Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW24 by WEST WINGS - Sapphire west wings high performance balsa wood model plane kit ww24. 7 1/2″ tall with 10″ wide base. Features dorothy & cast in the crystal ball. Features replacement hands to hold flying broom. Pre-painted in vibrant movie-correct colors.

 

Eurofighter Typhoon West Wings Simple Profile Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW420

Eurofighter Typhoon: West Wings Simple Profile Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW420

Eurofighter Typhoon: West Wings Simple Profile Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW420 - A simple profile glider. A simple to construct, all sheet design that builds into a great flying beginners model with the flavour of the original full size aircraft. A superb kit for kids to have hours of fun with minimal effort. The kit includes printed balsa wood panels, ready to cut out and easy to follow building and flying instructions adhesives and paints etc are not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately. Wingspan 300mm, 12″.

 

Aerocruiser V  West Wings V-Tail Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW203 by WEST WINGS

Aerocruiser V : West Wings V-Tail Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW203 by WEST WINGS

Aerocruiser V : West Wings V-Tail Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW203 by WEST WINGS - Easy to assemble. Amethyst west wings tow-line glider balsa wood model plane kit ww17. Made in the usa. Glue required, paint not included. Complete bone structure. Skill level 2. Internal organs are soft plastic. Aerocruiser v west wings v-tail glider balsa wood model plane kit ww203.

 

F15 Eagle West Wings Simple Profile Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW419

F15 Eagle: West Wings Simple Profile Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW419

F15 Eagle: West Wings Simple Profile Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW419 - A simple to construct, all sheet design that builds into a great flying beginners model with the ‘flavour’ of the original full size aircraft. A simple profile glider. A superb kit for kids to have hours of fun with minimal effort. Wingspan 300mm, 12″. The kit includes printed balsa wood panels, ready to cut out and easy to follow building and flying instructions adhesives and paints etc are not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately.

 

Hawker Tempest Mk V West WingsRubber Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW504

Hawker Tempest Mk V: West WingsRubber Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW504

Hawker Tempest Mk V: West WingsRubber Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW504 - The kit includes printed balsa wood panels, stripwood, plan and instructions,plastic propeller and rubber motor, wheels, wire, moulded canopy & spinner, decals and tissue adhesives and paints etc are not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately. Wingspan 523mm, 20. There’s even a set of waterslide decals to add that finishing touch. One of the last of the raf’s piston engined fighters, the superb hawker tempest found fame as a fighter and ground attack aircraft alike. We’ve heard that one builder even managed to install electric power and micro r/c. Like all the wingleader kits, she’s constructed from printed components and builds up to be a good scale representation of the original. Scale 124. 6″. From the moulded spinner to the tailwheel, the kit contains an amazing array of components that add up to great value for money. She also had the speed to shoot down the dreaded ‘doodle bugs’ as they rained down on the south east corner of england. The wingleader kit is the biggest in the range at 523mm span and as such has the lowest wing loading. She was one of the fastest aircraft of her time and one of the few to be able to engage the jet powered me262 and emerge victorious. Rubber powered flying scale model. That translates into great and predictable flight performance. The wing retains the complex external shape of the full size yet this one has a fairly simple internal structure.

 

Supermarine Spitfire Mk1  West Wings Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW501

Supermarine Spitfire Mk1 : West Wings Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW501

Supermarine Spitfire Mk1 : West Wings Powered Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW501 - Even the tissue is in the box with that accurate external shape she just cries out to be carefully painted in an authentic scheme. The kit contains a superb scale canopy, undercarriage and rubber motor, so all you need to complete her is glue and covering dope. With spitfires, thereâ€tms hundreds to choose from and yours could be truly unique although only 470mmâ€tms in span, the wingleader spitfire still gives you a great flight each time and youâ€tmll want to keep her constantly in the air the kit includes printed balsa wood panels, stripwood, plan and instructions, plastic propeller & rubber motor, wheels, wire, moulded canopy & spinner adhesives and paints etc are not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately. A rubber powered model. 4″. When youâ€tmre dealing with the most famous fighter of them all things have to be just right. The wingleader spitfire captures the ‘linesâ€tm of the early spitfires to a tee this printed kit requires careful cutting out and reasonable skill to assemble accurately but the end result is more than worth it. Even the wing root fairings are simulated and that characteristic ‘ellipticalâ€tm wing just flows into the fuselage. Wingspan 467mm, 18.

 

MIG 29 Fulcrum West Wings Simple Profile Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW421

MIG 29 Fulcrum: West Wings Simple Profile Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW421

MIG 29 Fulcrum: West Wings Simple Profile Glider Balsa Wood Model Plane Kit WW421 - A superb kit for kids to have hours of fun with minimal effort. The kit includes printed balsa wood panels, ready to cut out and easy to follow building and flying instructions adhesives and paints etc are not included in the kit and will need to be purchased separately. A simple profile glider. A simple to construct, all sheet design that builds into a great flying beginners model with the flavour of the original full size aircraft. Wingspan 300mm, 12″. .