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balsa babyshark Ver. 2

Standard Kit see what's included (This picture is still the old version of parts)

So Whats NEW?

1) Longer fuselage nose section, Now easy to achieve proper CG with less lead in the nose.

2) 2 Aileron servos, No more torque rods. Now one in each wing for super simple set up.

3) Deeper battery cavity, Now easily fit 4S packs, Most 1000mAh 4S packs and some thin 1500mAh-1600mAh 4S packs. The Max Battery cavity is approximately 130mm(L) x 45mm(W) x 28mm(D)

4) Improved Wing Incidence reduces the chance of having climbing issues at high speed. (since airfoil is sanded by customer the performance cannot be gauranteed, if poorly or incorrectly built)

5) Thicker wing chord by 1/4" improves glide performance

  • All laser cut balsa parts and plywood motor mount
  • 2 pushrod wires for ailerons + 1 Pushrod & Pushrod tube for elevator
  • 3 Micro control horn
  • 1 Carbon fiber tube and 2 flat spars
  • 10 small CA hinge
  • No paper manual will be sent with your kit. Please download it from the button below (This NEW version does not have any NEW assembly instructions, Most of the build is exactly the same except some minor changes in the way the battery cavity, the aileron servos locations, and the wing chord thickness with different size bottom sheet and top sheet are built. An experienced builder shouldn't have any problems figuring out the changes. Contact us if you have questions or concerns)

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Warning! This aircraft is for experienced pilots only. This is not a PARKFLYER. Although it weighs under 2LBS, its speed can exceed 60mph. Therefore, it does not qualify as a "Parkflyer" as per AMA rules and regulations. It should be flown only in fields specifically reserved for RC aircraft which have been approved by the AMA. It is highly recommended that you join the AMA if you are not already a member. If built or flown incorrectly, this plane can cause damage property or injury to people. User assumes all responsibility and risk.


  • Wing Span: 24 inches
  • Length: 20 inches
  • Dry weight: 7.6 oz
  • Ready to Fly Weight:
    11.1 oz with 1050mAh 3S 40C
    11.5 oz with 1250 mAh 3S 30C
    12.3 oz with 1550mAh 3S 25C

needed to build and finish:

  • Thick and Thin CA glue + Accelerator
  • Sandpaper + Sanding Bar + Balsa Planer
  • Hobby Knife + Round file + .039 dia. hand drill + Pliers + Z-bending tool
  • Covering material of choice
  • Self-tapping screws to install motor to plywood motor mount

required equipment:

  • 4 Channel Transmitter + Micro Receiver (AR6100E, AR6110E or similar)
  • 3 Micro Servos (Two Dymond D-47's for Ailerons & One HD-2215S for Elevator)
  • MicroDAN 2505 speed 2900 kv Outrunner
  • ESC: 45 Amp ZTW
  • APC Prop: 4S: 5x5 or 5.25x4.75 / 3S only: 5.25x6.25
  • Prop Adapter or 30mm diameter Spinner to fit 3mm motor shaft
  • Lipo Battery: 1100mAh 11.1v up to 1600mAh 11.1v 35C up to 45C or higher
  • Maximum Battery size: 95x35x22 mm.

Center of Gravity

  • 1 1/4” - 1 3/8” from the leading edge at the wing root


Aileron Throw

  • Up and Down = 1/8” ~ 3/16”
  • Dual Rates for 60% low, 80% high
  • Expo is at your preference 0% to 30%

Elevator Throw

  • Up and Down = 3/32” ~ 1/8”
  • Dual Rates 35% low, 45% high
  • Expo is highly recommended at 50% to 60%

recommended set up:

  • Very Fast 3S :
    Motor: MicroDAN 2505 Speed 2900 kv Motor
    ESC: ZTW 45 Amp
    Battery: 1600mAh 3S 11.1v 45C
    Prop: APC 5.25x6.25
    30mm Diameter Spinner

  • Extremely Fast 4S:
    Motor: MicroDan 2505 Speed 2900kv Motor
    ESC: ZTW 45 Amp
    Battery: 1000mAh 4S 14.8v 40C
    Prop: APC 5x5
    30mm Diameter Spinner

about balsa babyshark:

This plane can best be described as a built up balsa micro pylon racer. It is the Balsa version of the Wicked Little Babyshark and is designed with a slightly longer fuselage to fly faster and better than its Depron counterpart while still retaining some of it's sport flying and aerobatic capabilities. The construction of this plane is unique with it's "Outside the box" design and construction technique which results in a very strong and robust wing and aircraft. It can handle amazing 90 degree pull outs, full throttle pylon turns, and even tight full throttle high speed loops! It can retain its high speed and energy throughout the flight envelope and get you flying fast for less than those expensive composite pylon racers. The Balsa Babyshark is the PERFECT choice for you speed freaks who don't want to break the bank. This plane is serious high performance balsa!