De Havilland Hornet - 34" Balsa Kit

de Havilland Hornet by Bluebottle Squadron
34" (864mm) Wingspan
Free UK Mainland Delivery
Made in Britain

De Havilland Hornet - 34" Balsa Kit

Build and fly the twin-engined Hornet | Rubber-powered | Includes glue and tissue covering

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Brand: Bluebottle Squadron
Wingspan: 34" (864mm)
Ease of build: Expert
Flying skill: Expert
Control type: Free-flight
Power system: Rubber
Scale: 1:16


Designed for Bluebottle Squadron kits a few years ago, this twin-engined Hornet kit builds up into a beautiful scale model - you might even think this was a plastic kit!

This model is most definitely a "pro-build" balsa kit - you’ll want to assemble this one over several weeks, or even months, to make the most of it.

Although designed as a free flight kit, this model could be converted to radio-control by a an experienced modeller.


  • Quality strip wood & laser cut balsa sheet panels
  • Balsa block
  • Full size plotted plans with superb step-by-step instructions
  • Lightweight tissue covering
  • Lightweight vac formed moulded canopy, wheels and spinners
  • Hardware and metal components
  • Markings printed on lightweight paper
  • Accurate scale details
  • Includes landing gear
  • Includes functional scale 4-bladed prop parts
  • PVA glue

Please note: Water slide transfers are not currently available for this model 

Only Suitable For Ages 14+

Choking Hazard - Contains small parts, keep out of reach of children.


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

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 Nest Working Day.


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.


Ian Smith

Great Service by Vintage Team Kit came as promised.Beutifull boxed kit of parts. My first hard model ideal for lockdown. Found the laminated tips of rudder and tail imposible after a number of attempts so went to plan B make your own. Im 50% through kit and I have enjoyed bthe challenge. Just one final not not impressed with undercarrige from kit bits of dowel and balsa wheels would of liked some sturdy wire detail with wheels hat go round if anyone has any suggestions please let me know. Overall I would recommend this kit with a few modern changes it would be very vffery good

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