KK Elf - 16" Replica Balsa Kit

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16" KK ELF

The KK Elf is a very pretty, small rubber-powered cabin duration model, with traditional, simple, built-up construction and would make a very good first flying model. Fine flying performance and can easily be converted by the more experienced to take lightweight electric motor and 3 channel R/C equipment for indoor or calm outdoor flying.


  • Wingspan: 16" (40.6 cm)
  • Power system: Rubber; Free flight
  • Manufacturer: KK replica
  • Difficulty: Beginner


This kit is a laser-cut replica of the original KK Elf. Construction of the model from this kit uses the traditional method of "stick and tissue", that consists of a built up balsa wood skeleton (framework), covered with a tissue skin. The balsa frameworks are built over a plan that is printed at the exact scale of the model, which is in essence a real engineering drawing. Power is provided by rubber strip motor that is wound up before flight. Free flight means just that - once the model is launched, it is on its own. It must follow a predetermined flight path established when the model is initially adjusted for flight or "trimmed". This type of traditional building technique and flying requires a degree of patience and skill, but is extremely rewarding.


  • Balsa wood sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood
  • One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.¬†
  • One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.¬†
  • One low friction plastic nose bushing for the propeller¬†
  • Pair of 22mm plastic wheels.¬†
  • Acetate sheet for canopy.¬†
  • Piano wire for the main undercarriage.¬†
  • One motor peg.¬†F.A.I. 3/16" rubber motor strip.¬†
  • Tissue to cover the model.¬†
  • Full size printed plan with instructions.


  • Wood glue
  • Paint

Additional images courtesy of John Watters



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Reviews (2)
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2 Reviews:

Much thanks to the previous reviewer,
07 October 2019  | 

the plane needed nose ballast anyway so lengthening the legs a little was an easy decision. I do not agree with any information about the rubber in the kit though. The plan says " 33" of 1/8 made into 4 Strands " (which i think is massive overkill - i cannot make the plane fly with this) and the kit contains about 30" of 3/16 (which made into 4 strands is seriously massive overkill). I went with about 33 inches of 1/8 in one loop, which gives a gentle flight. Maybe the 3/16 in one loop can be made to work, maybe i just don't know how to trim this plane But all that aside, i really enjoyed building and flying this model.

Great Kit but not for the impatient!
29 May 2019  | 

This is a great kit,that I had a lot of fun building it.It's got a simple but nice looking design that really lends its self to bright esaki tissue.And it flys well straight out of the box. Wouldnt say its a great first time build tho as its lightweight frame can be a bit fiddly to construct at times,its definitely not a kit for the impatient . I Would recommend this for those moving away from warbirds looking for a solid flyer with that retro look.One slight niggle i have with the kit though is that the landing gear is just a few mm too short to allow for a runway take off,of course, I should have double checked this before glueing them in place. But you live and learn!


Thanks for the great review Andrew.
Interesting point you make about the undercarriage - I guess this model was not designed to R.O.G. originally!