36" Balsa Basics Messerschmitt BF-109 Full Beginner's Bundle

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Everything You Need to Build a BF-109

This is the full beginner kit that includes a laser cut airframe kit, motor, speed controller, servos, a transmitter and reciever set, battery, charger and covering material. If you've ever wanted to build your own radio control BF-109, this is the kit for you.

Please note: due to shipping restrictions, orders to the countries outside the UK will not include a battery.


A Fearsom Fighter Made Fun

The Balsa Basics BF-109 is an intermediate level flyer that is easy to build and friendly to fly. Unlike other warbird models out there, this one has a very light wing-loading and gentle characteristics. Although not for beginner pilots (for that see the Balsa Basics Cub), this would make for a great first warbird. Like the real steel, the Balsa Basics Messerschmitt BF-109 is quick, clean and responsive in the air.



Easy to Build

In addition to flying with ease, we have designed this model to go together flawlessly with no guesswork. Precision laser cut parts fit together to form the tapered wing of the 109 with the spar and doublers cleverly sandwiching each rib. Likewise, the fuselage is built up using self jigging components that interlock to form the nose and cockpit of the aircraft. Balsa fuselage sides and more formers bring the tail together to capture that iconic 109 feel in a simple yet effective way.

Please Note: this is an airframe kit and will need your own electronics, radio gear, battery, 55mm spinner and covering material (scroll down for all the things you will need)



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 and a vacuum-formed plastic canopy are included as standard while a separate Extra Details Kit is available for those who want to go the extra mile with finishing their model off. The aircraft can be covered and finished in a variety of ways to bring it to life.


Boxy but Beautiful

Straightforward construction results in a model that looks good on the ground and great in the air. It's just the amount of detail you need.


Easy Battery Access

There's plenty of room in here for 3s LiPo batteries up to a 2200 (which is the recommended size for this model).


Belly Lander

To do away with complex, fradgile retracts, the Balsa Basics BF-109 is a belly lander meaning you can launch and land in a veriety of flying fields. A quick underarm hand toss and you're up in the air.


Video Instructions

(Download alternative written instructions as a PDF in the 'Additional Resources' tab at the bottom of this page)

Unlike many of our other more complicated kits, the Balsa Basics BF-109 doesn't need to be built over a plan and can be constructed on a standard-sized kitchen table with some basic tools. All you need is to follow this video along step-by-step:


Included in the Kit:

Balsa Basics BF-109 Airframe

Easy to build, a docile flyer in the air - great as a second or third model.


Electronics Pack

Includes your motor, Electronic Speed Controller (ESC) and more with instructions on how to put them all together.


Transmitter Set

This kit comes with a great 8 channel radio transmitter and receiver that will grow with you should you choose to build and fly more complex models.


Oracover material.

To finish your Spitfire, you'll need to apply covering. We've included a roll of Oracover in the kit for a quick and easy finishing process. You can still use alturnative coverings such as tissue if you would prefer.


Kit Contents: 

  • 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
  • 1x Emax 2215/09 1180kv Motor
  • 1x 30A ESC
  • 2x Emax 1045 propeller
  • 4x 9g Servos
  • Motor hardware
  • Servo extension wires
  • 1x RadioLink 8ch Transmitter
  • 1x RadioLink Receiver
  • 1x 11.1V 1500mah 20C 3s Lipo Battery with XT60 connector
  • 1x SKY RC e3 Lipo Charger AC 1.2A 11W 2-3s
  • 1x roll of Oracover

Detailed Specs

Wingspan - 36" / 914.4mm
Build Skill Level - Beginner 
Flying Skill Level - Intermediate
Channels - 4 (throttle, ailerons, elevator and rudder)
Power System - Electric Brushless
Scale: 1/12


Download written instructions for the Balsa Basics BF-109 here:Balsa Basics BF-109 Instructions

36" (914.4mm)