44" Balsa Basics Hurricane

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 A Simple RC Hurricane Kit

The Balsa Basics Hurricane is the perfect first balsa warbird. It is a rugged, simple aircraft that is friendly to fly. With a greater wing area than the Balsa Basics Spitfire and BF-109, the Hurricane really floats along and enjoys calm days for cruising around at scale speeds and performing realistic aerobatics.


Easy to Build

Designed for absolute beginners when it comes to the building of 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. Everything goes together in an intuitive and straightforward 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

Although clearly meant to be a very simple, fun-scale model of the Hurricane, this aircraft does come with exhaust stacks and a vacuum-formed plastic canopy. The aircraft can be covered and finished in a variety of ways to bring it to life. This kit is really a blank canvas for you to use to build the warbird you want to fly.



Traditional Design with a New Twist

Simple beginner-friendly balsa construction techniques in a simple but elegant airframe that slots together with ease. Numbered laser cut parts remove the guesswork. Unlike many of our other more complicated kits, the Balsa Basics Hurricane doesn't need to be built over a plan and can be constructed on a standard-sized kitchen table with some basic tools. 




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, fragile retracts, the Balsa Basics Hurricane is a belly lander. With this tough model equipped with a magnetic pop-off radiator on the underside, even the roughest of fields can become flying fields. 




Get this kit with an Electronics Pack

This kit does not include a motor, electronics or radio gear - you will have to provide your own. The Balsa Basics Hurricane is designed to work with our Speed Electronics Pack, which includes a brushless motor, Electronic Speed Controller (ESC), servos and more. It can also be flown on the slower Standard Electronics Pack, if you want to reuse the electronics from your Balsa Basics Cub, for example.

Click here to buy the Balsa Basics Hurricane with Electronics Pack included.


Needed to Complete

If you wish to supply your own electronics and building supplies, here is what you will need:

Recommended Standard Motor Size - MT2215 1180KV
Propeller Size -  10x4.5
Recommended ESC Size - 30A
Recommended Battery - 1500mah-2200mah 3s Lipo
Servo Size - 9g (need 4x for this model)
Recommended glue - Roket Hot CA
Recommended covering material - Oracover

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
  • Stickers


Detailed Specs

Wingspan - 44" / 1118mm
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 Hurricane here:Balsa Basics Hurricane Instructions

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