• West Wings Kestrel Glider Balsa Kit
  • West Wings Kestrel Glider Balsa Kit

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West Wings Kestrel Glider Balsa Kit


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 West Wings Kestrel Glider Balsa Kit


The Kestrel is intended as a logical step up from the popular Merlin but that little bigger and more ‘scale’ in appearance.

She is built from a combination of CNC and Die-Cut components that have been designed to make construction as simple and quick as possible. We know that many builders of this model will have very little or no experience so the construction has taken this very much into account.

The characteristic T-Tail and cockpit area have been styled on many of the full-size, glass fibre gliders you see in the skies today. Just because this is a simple model, we felt she had to have real appeal as well. The wing section chosen is the more unusual RSG 29, which has excellent low drag combined with the high-lift flat bottom design so often favoured by model gliders. That flat bottom section helps a lot with the building but can be quite ‘draggy’ if using a more normal ‘Clark-Y’. The fuselage and tail build up from sheet components and are a real joy to assemble. What’s more, you end up with a finished fuselage in double-quick time!

Try the Kestrel, we know you’re going to enjoy her!

  • Free Flight Glider
  • Balsa wood
  • Covering material
  • Plastic Propeller
  • Rubber Motor (Band)
  • Wheels
  • Spinner
  • Canopy
  • Detailing (e.g decals and plastic molded sections


    • Balsa cement
    • Craft knife
    • Model pins
    • Shrinking dope (for sealing tissue covering)
    • Brush for applying dope

    You can Add the Balsa Builders Package Here.