A SIMPLE HURRICANE KIT
The Balsa Basics Hurricane is the perfect first balsa warbird.
It is a rugged, simple aircraft that is super friendly to fly and with a greater wing area than the Balsa Basics Spitfire and BF-109, the Hurricane really floats along.
Enjoy calm evenings cruising around at scale speeds and performing realistic aerobatics.
Easy to Build
Designed for absolute beginners, when it comes to building this model, precision laser cut parts fit together seamlessly to build up the large wing with a clever three-part double spar that slots around each rib - this means the wing can be assembled in just 10 minutes.
The fuselage is built as a box with strong, interlocking ply formers.
More Detailed Than You Might Think
Although clearly meant to be a very simple, fun-scale model of the Hurricane, this aircraft does come with exhaust stacks, oil cooler, vacuum-formed plastic canopy and self-adhesive markings sheet.
The aircraft can be covered and finished in a variety of ways to bring it to life - this kit really is a blank canvas for you to use to build the Hurricane you want to fly.
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).
To do away with complex and fragile retracts, the Balsa Basics Hurricane 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.
Everything goes together in an intuitive and straightforward way.
INCLUDED IN YOUR KIT
- 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)
- 1/8" (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
- Self-adhesive markings sheet
- Emax 2215/09 1180kv Motor
- 30A ESC
- Emax 1045 propeller
- 4x 9g Servos
- Motor hardware
- Servo extension leads
- 1x RadioLink 8ch Transmitter/Receiver
- 2m roll of White Oracover
YOU WILL NEED
- 1x 11.1V 2200mah 20C 3s Lipo Battery with XT60 connector
- Battery charger
- Modelling iron or alternative to attach covering
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.
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.
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.