West Wings Skylark - 72" Balsa Glider Kit

West Wings Skylark
72" (1830mm) wingspan
West Wings Skylark top view
Free UK Mainland Delivery
West Wings Skylark front view
Made in Britain
West Wings Skylark sideview

West Wings Skylark - 72" Balsa Glider Kit

Build and fly the West Wings Slingsby Skylark Glider | Includes glue and covering tissue

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Brand: West Wings
Wingspan: 72" (1830 mm)
Ease of build: Intermediate
Flying skill: Intermediate
Control type: Radio Control
Power system: Glider
Scale: 1:10


The Slingsby T.37 Skylark 1 was a small low-cost sailplane built during 1952-3 at Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire by Slingsby Sailplanes.

It made its maiden flight in 1953.


This is a fully laser-cut, semi-scale version of the Slingsby Skylark 1.

This glider is designed for three channel radio-control and includes snakes and linkages.

Electronics are not included in the kit.


  • Balsa cut parts
  • Scale plan
  • Instruction booklet
  • Tissue
  • Spruce, strip wood and block wood needed to complete the model
  • Wire
  • snakes
  • linkages
  • Easy-sand wood glue
  • Vac-formed canopy

Only Suitable For Ages 14+

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


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.


Steve Robinson

Does this come with the radio control unit


A truly brilliant model with a wonderful wing. Will slope soar in as little as a 7/8 knot wind and aerotows beautifully. Easy to electrify and will give you 15/20 minutes off an 850, 11.1v, 3S battery. Made my first one in 5 evenings.

Paul Bryant

This is a great little model, lovely to build and a delight to fly on the slope. I fly on the Malvern hills, and this model is compact to carry, yet big enough to perform well.

jan brilman

A very fine glider, a pleasure to fly. So far I have mine aerotowed, released from the hand. Have one and you will not be disappointed.

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