Balsa Basics Messerschmitt BF-109 | 36" 4-Ch RC Kit

Build the legendary German WWII Fighter | 4 Channel RC | Includes iron-on polyester covering

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Here comes the Spitfire and Hurricane’s nemesis - the Messerschmitt Bf-109 in Balsa Basics form. 

What could be more fun than challenging a mate with a Balsa Basics Spitfire at the flying field to an all out dog fight, that distinctive yellow nose and brooding grey fuselage unmistakeable in flight.

What looks like a brute of a thing actually has quite a light wing loading, giving a terrific turn of speed and great manouevrability. You’ll need a fair bit of 4-channel RC experience to tame this one but the reward is truly glorious. 

As with all the kits in the Balsa Basics range, you should be able to build the model in around a day with step by step instructions and chunky laser-cut balsa and ply wood parts that slot together before glueing.

Iron on the heat shrink polyester covering and you’ll be roaring across the skies in no time.

More Detailed Than You Might Think

This fun-scale model of the Bf-109 packs in just the right amount of detail: exhaust stacks, structural tail supports, vacuum-formed plastic canopy, self-adhesive markings and prop spinner are included as standard.

Easy Battery Access]

There’s plenty of room in the battery compartment for a 3s LiPo battery up to a 2200 (which is the recommended size for this model).

Belly Lander

To do away with complex and fragile retracts, the Balsa Basics Bf-109 is a belly lander. A quick underarm launch and you’re up in the air with landings over grass in a field or park a cinch.



  • Laser cut components (including 2x ply sheets, balsa sheets, balsa strip wood sheet, and thin ply sheet with control horns)
  • 18swg (1.2mm) x 19 inch (480mm) piano wire pushrods (no z bend)
  • 18swg (1.2mm) x 4 inch (100mm) piano wire aileron pushrods (no z bend)
  • 1/8th (3.175mm) x 9inch (230mm) hardwood dowel
  • 1 x Vacuum-formed scale plastic canopy
  • 4 x M3 T-nuts
  • 4 x M3 bolts
  • 12 x Mylar hinges
  • 4 x Rubber Wing bands
  • 2m roll of Grey + 40cm Yellow polyester heat-shrink covering
  • Self-adhesive markings sheet 


  • Cyano-acrylate glue
  • Epoxy
  • Paints
  • Motor and electronics
  • Radio control gear
  • Battery
Help & Resources


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:

13 May 2023  | 

Unfortunately some of bits were missing; only discovered this as I was building the fuselage. Considering the cost of the kit, I would hope that a kit list is included so you check off the items before starting the build. Overall a nice kit, but unable to finish, unless I buy another to supplement the missing parts. Very disappointed

07 May 2023  | 

It was easy to build, most instructive is the video. I really had a lot of fun to build and to admire the plane after assembly. Very nice kit and plane!