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Microaces SE5a 'Heavy Weather' Kit


PLEASE NOTE: This Microaces SE5a kit is unavailable currently. This is due to an imminent change in kit version. You may still order this particular kit but there may be a delay until January 2021 before we are able to ship the new version. 

NEW 'Heavy Weather' Livery as flown by Arthur Rhys-Davids 1917

The New Microaces SE5a revised kit includes more scale detail, increased strength and incorporates new dihedral bracing too. It also now comes with a printed full colour Assembly Guide included in the box.

Our love of aviation history ensures that the aircraft we choose to reproduce as kits not only look fantastic on static display and in the air, but they also carry a depth of history that can be explored. The Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a was an all round fighter that was much admired by those that flew it. And with the detail that we can incorporate into the print and build make it a pleasure to display as well as a rare spectacle to fly.

History in the Making

With Rhys-Davids SE5a, we have re-create the patina that would have shrouded these aircraft as they quickly aged during service. Frequent and hurried maintenance, oil leaks and engine issues coupled with muddy or dusty airfield conditions would have rendered aircraft with a very distinct 'weathered' appearance very quickly into their service life. This SE5a wears its 'Heavy Weather' well. It's almost like flying a professionally finished static model!

Electronics Packs for the SE5a

If you need the required electronics for radio controlled flight, the full range of Flight Packs available can be viewed HERE OR select your required pack from the drop down menu on this page to incorporate it into your purchase.

3D Printed Pilots

A fantastic enhancement to the kit, that really upgrades the level of realism is a 3 dimensional pilot. Add one to your order for the ultimate 'finishing touch'!


Aero SE5a Model

Airframe Scale
Controls Rudder, Elevator, Throttle
Length 292mm / 11.5"
Wingspan 368mm / 14.5"
Wing Area 5.00 sq dm / 77.5 sq in.
Flying Weight.* 39.5g/1.3oz
Wing Load 7.80g/sq.dm / 2.42oz/sq.ft.
Microaces AIO Receiver
Rec. Motor / G.Box Microaces Standard Motor/gearbox
Rec. Prop GWS 4530
Skill Level - Build Intermediate
Skill Level - Pilot Intermediate
Tools required Scalpel, 180 Grit sandpaper or stick, straight edge, tweezers
Rec. Adhesive UHU por / Foam safe CA / Aliphatic glue

Kit Content

SHEET PARTS 2mm laser cut Depron Airframe sheet
1mm printed & laser cut Depron fuselage sheet
1mm printed & laser cut Depron flight surfaces sheet
200 micron printed & laser cut polypropylene sheet
polyester sticker sheet
LOOSE PARTS 0.8mm laser cut plywood motor mount
Two 30mm Ø neoprene rubber tires
Six 3mm Ø noedymium magnets
50mm x 4mm Ø plastic tube
1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strip
1mm Ø carbon fibre rod
pre-shaped piano wire elevator & rudder control rods

Spares & Accessories

For building and finishing your Microaces Aero Kit see our Spares & Accessories page


Assembly Guide

Included in the Kit

Click on booklet below to view online!

SE5a Manual Link


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