F.R.O.G. Heron | 18" Balsa Kit

FROG Heron
18" (460mm) wingspan
FROG Heron
FROG Heron contents
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FROG Heron solid tail
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FROG Heron
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F.R.O.G. Heron | 18" Balsa Kit

Build and fly the Senior Series Heron | Rubber-powered | Includes glue and coloured tissue covering

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Brand: F.R.O.G.
Wingspan: 18" (460mm)
Ease of build: Intermediate
Flying skill: Expert
Control type: Free-flight
Power system: Rubber
Scale: N/A


The FROG Heron was part of a range of six models that made up the FROG Senior Series produced between 1953 and 1969.

Like all kits in the FROG Senior Series, the parts were die-cut and simple to put together resulting in a near scale representation of full-size sports planes of the era.


Designer Chris Long has completely revamped the original kit using CAD to produce accurate plotted plans and laser-cut parts that fit beautifully.

This new kit includes alternative "built up" tail parts should you wish to lighten the rear, as well as solid balsa tail parts for greater originality.


  • Balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood
  • Full size plotted plan
  • Parts reference sheet
  • 7" plastic propeller
  • One pre-bent motor hook and shaft
  • Low friction plastic nose bushing
  • Pair of 25mm plastic wheels
  • 18swg piano wire
  • 500mm 3/16" F.A.I. Tan flight rubber
  • 2mm OD Aluminium tube motor peg
  • 100mm 1/8" hardwood dowel
  • Thin acetate for cockpit
  • 2 x coloured tissue sheets to cover the model
  • 4 x wing mounting bands
  • Easy Sand PVA glue for building the wooden frames

Only Suitable For Ages 14+

Choking Hazard - Contains small parts, keep out of reach of children.


Click the link below to download a pdf version of the markings sheet included in the kit.

The markings sheet should fit onto a single A4 page and may be printed onto your own paper or decal transfer sheet.



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.


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