West Wings Swallow - 35.5" Balsa Glider Kit

West Wings Swallow Glider
35.5" (900mm) Wingspan
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Made in Britain

West Wings Swallow - 35.5" Balsa Glider Kit

Build and fly the classic West Wings Slingsby Swallow Glider | Includes glue and covering tissue

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Brand: West Wings
Wingspan: 31.5" (900mm)
Ease of build: Beginner
Flying skill: Intermediate
Control type: Free-flight
Power system: Glider
Scale: N/A


Our new laser-cut version of West Wings' Swallow is an excellent choice for modellers new to balsa.

It is a semi-scale version of the famous Slingsby Glider.

A balsa wood model of the Swallow was featured in James May's Toy Stories season 1 Christmas special called "Flight Club," which aired on 23 December 2012 on BBC HD.

Our West Wings version is slightly smaller, but great fun none-the-less!


  • Balsa cut parts
  • Scale plan
  • Instruction booklet
  • Tissue (Buttercup yellow; white)
  • Spruce, strip wood and block wood needed to complete the model
  • Wire
  • Vac-formed canopy

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

I have purchased a number of kits from this excellent company, so recently purchased the Swallow from them even though they were £10 more expensive than other outlets for this West wings kit. Balsa was excellent with enough strip for the kit However Not enough clear tissue paper, I made a small error and needed to revert to plan B Instructions were brief compared to the normal VMC offer. There was no where on plans for the height of the spacers on the main wing tips to ensure you get the correct dihedral, a quick e mail to VMC and they provided this, another reason not to go with the cheapest price. Overall decent kit, but not for someone’s first effort

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