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balsa speedshark rc airplane

Standard Kit see what's included

  • All laser cut balsa parts and plywood motor mount
  • 2 push rod wires for ailerons + 1 Pushrod & Pushrod tube for elevator
  • 1 Micro control horn + 2 Plywood Control horns for ailerons
  • 2 Dubro Ez-connectors
  • 1 Carbon fiber tube and 4 flat spars
  • 12 small CA hinges
  • No paper manual will be sent with your kit. Please download it from the button below

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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: 32 inches
  • Length: 24 inches
  • Dry weight: 13.9 oz
  • Ready to Fly Weight:
    19.4 oz with 1900 mAh 11.1v 45C
    20.8 oz with 1900 mAh 14.8v 45C
    20.8 oz with 2200 mAh 11.1v 45C
    22.6 oz with 2200 mAh 14.8v 45C

needed to build and finish:

  • Thick and Thin CA glue + Accelerator + Hot Glue
  • 150 grit Sandpaper + 150 grit Sanding Bar + Balsa Planer + Rotary tool
  • Hobby Knife + .039 dia. hand drill + Pliers + Z-bending tool
  • Soldering Jig + Precision Hinge centerline marking tool
  • Hex Driver 1.5mm + Ruler + Clamps + Wood Chisel tool
  • 3 inches each of red & black 12 AWG wire (if using 85 Amp ESC)
  • Self-tapping screws for motor mount to plywood firewall + String
  • Covering material of choice + Sharpie + Scotch Tape + Masking Tape

required equipment:

  • Programmable Transmitter + Receiver of choice
  • 2 Micro Servos for Aileron (D-47 or D-60)
  • 1 Micro Servo for Elevator (PowerHD 1581HB or HD-2215S or D-60)
  • MicroDAN 2510-2700 kv Outrunner
  • ESC: 65 Amp or 85Amp, depending on number of lipo cells used for battery choice
  • 3S prop selection: APC Prop: 6x4 or 6x5.5 or 5.25x6.25
  • 4S prop selection: APC Prop: 5x5 or 5.5x4.5
  • Prop Adapter or 30mm diameter Spinner to fit 3mm motor shaft
  • Lipo Battery: 1900mAh 11.1v up to 2200mAh 14.8v 45C or higher

Center of Gravity

  • 1 7/8" - 1 13/16" from the leading edge at the wing root


Aileron Throw

  • Up and Down = 1/4" ~ 5/16"
  • Dual Rates for 50% low, 60% high
  • Expo is at your preference 0% to 30%

Elevator Throw

  • Up and Down = 5/32" ~ 3/16"
  • Dual Rates 50% low, 60% high
  • Expo is highly recommended at 50% to 60%

recommended set up:

  • Very Fast 3S :
    Motor: MicroDAN 2510 Speed 2700 kv Motor
    ESC: ZTW 65 Amp
    Battery: 1900mAh - 2200 11.1v 45C
    Prop: APC 6x4 or 5.25x6.25
    30mm Diameter Spinner

  • Extremely Fast 4S :
    Motor: MicroDAN 2510 Speed 2700 kv Motor
    ESC: ZTW 85 Amp
    Battery: 1900mAh - 2200 14.8v 45C
    Prop: APC 5x5 or 5.5x4.5
    30mm Diameter Spinner

about balsa speed shark:

The NEW SPEED SHARK is the next level of the continuing evolution of our popular Shark Series of airplane kits; moving forward and becoming the new "Best" of the series. Inspired from our proven Nanoshark, it's design has been tweaked and improved to create something truly special. It's construction includes all 1/8" Balsa wood sheets throughout with carbon fiber reinforcements on all wing & tail surfaces including 3 carbon fiber spars in the main wing for great strength. Once built you will definitely appreciate it's super rigid airframe and durability unmatched by any other Balsa airplane. This new kit builds quick and flies the fastest yet among our line up. Like its little brother the Balsa Babyshark, this plane 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. This plane has an awesome flight envelope, It easily retains its high speed and energy through turns and pushes the top speed limits for Balsa while retaining it's ability to slow down great for landings when you want it to. Capable of speeds of 130 mph+ it will get you flying fast for less than those expensive composite pylon racers. This plane is setting the new bar for serious high performance balsa!