F.R.O.G. Linnet | 18" Balsa Kit

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The FROG Linnet was part of a range of six models that made up the FROG Senior Series produced between 1953 and 1969.

Like all kits in the FROG Senior Series, the parts were die-cut and simple to put together resulting in a near scale representation of full-size sports planes of the era.


Designer Chris Long has completely revamped the original kit using CAD to produce accurate plotted plans and laser-cut parts that fit beautifully.

This new kit includes alternative "built up" tail parts should you wish to lighten the rear, as well as solid balsa tail parts for greater originality.



Most orders are shipped via Royal Mail’s Tracked 48 service.

We are in the middle of nowhere and so our Royal Mail collection is at around 1pm.


An order placed before 12pm on Monday should be with you on Wednesday.

An order placed after 12pm on Monday should be with you on Thursday.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.


An order placed before 10am on Monday should be with you on Tuesday.

An order placed after 10am on Monday should be with you on Wednesday.

For larger or heavier orders, we use UKMail/DHL to deliver your package on a Next Working Day service.

Shipping is free to UK Mainland addresses for orders over £30.00, otherwise we charge £6.00 for Royal Mail Tracked 48 parcels and £12.00 for UKMail/DHL Next Working Day.


Royal Mail considers Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands and UK Islands as part of the UK and so does not charge a premium for deliveries.

Pretty much all other UK couriers have surcharges for deliveries to the following postcodes: IV, HS, KA27-28, KW, PA20-49, PA60-78, PH17-26, PH30-44, PH49-50, ZE, BT, IM, TR21-25

If you live in one of these postcodes and the parcel size of your order is outside Royal Mail's dimensions, you will have to pay a surcharge.

Our system is not clever enough to work this out and so if your order attracts a surcharge, we will contact you before despatch to see if you would like to pay the surcharge and proceed with the order or cancel and receive a full refund.



Smaller items

Items that fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters (59cm x 17cm x 15cm weighing less than 2kg) can be sent to most countries outside the UK.

For example up to 3 of our smaller 18” wingspan kits can fit into one of these parcels.

A parcel like this currently costs around £14 to Europe and around £18 to send to the USA and will take up to 3 weeks to arrive. This is because Royal Mail hands over the parcel to the local Post Office service for your country who have to clear it through customs and then deliver it to you.

The Royal Mail tracking code also transfers over to the tracking for your country’s postal service.

Larger items

For items that do not fit within Royal Mail International Tracked Medium Parcel parameters, we use standard international couriers such as DHL, FedEx and UPS.

These companies use something called volumetric weights to calculate the cost of shipping.

For example, a Balsa Basics RC bundle kit that measures 102cm x 34cm x 16cm and weighs 2.5 kg is actually calculated at 14kg!

This makes these very expensive to send outside the UK - a large kit can cost nearly £40 to send to France.

Reviews (2)
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2 Reviews:

Flies right off the ground!
15 June 2019  | 

A good fast kit to put together, The laser cut sheets and balsa used are great. Id says its better for people who have built a few kits already as some of the wording on the old frog plans is a bit vague unless you have an idea of what needs doing. A nose block will also need to be built to hold the nose cone in but this is very easy to do with some of the scrap wood

As far as flying goes it really lives up to the FROG motto, and flies straight off the ground! Mine taxied down the kitchen and out the back doors, stalled and ended up in a bush in the neighbours garden! Great stuff! Will need a touch of nose weight to fix this but a wonderful kit and a strong robust flyer that can take a few knocks in testing

Frog Linnet
03 June 2019  | 

Tricky to build and not a beginners model as a lot of thought is needed to build from the plan , however, brilliant when finished. Model was balanced at the wing mid spar and then taken for trim flights. The model wanted to climb then stall, so 2 trim tabs were added to each side of the tail plane and bent slightly down. The model now lands perfectly on its wheels.