Microaces Aero SE5a 'Heavy Weather' Kit
NEW 'Heavy Weather' Livery as flown by Arthur Rhys-Davids 1917
The Microaces Aero SE5a is designed from the ground up and is possibly the most detailed and realistic microscale aircraft of its type. The airframe is designed to take most ultra micro RC equipment found in similar sized RTF aircraft. Double sided printing directly onto foam ensures a light, low wing load aircraft with lots of character and predictable flight characteristics.
With Rhys-Davids rig, 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!
History in the Making
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, due to its performance at altitude, was a worthy adversary of the Fokker DVII when it reached the front in 1918.
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
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
|Controls||Rudder, Elevator, Throttle|
|Length||292mm / 11.5"|
|Wingspan||368mm / 14.5"|
|Wing Area||5.00 sq dm / 77.5 sq in.|
|Wing Load||7.30g/sq.dm / 2.39oz/sq.ft.|
|Parkzone PKZ3351, PKZ3352, PKZUA1151 or Spektrum AR6400/AR6410
(N.B. Tx mix or mode 4 required to use AR6400/AR6410 for rudder/aileron)
|Rec. Motor / G.Box||Parkzone PKZ3624 (P-51 Motor/Gearbox)|
|Rec. Prop||GWS 4040, GWS 4530|
|Skill Level - Build||Intermediate|
|Skill Level - Pilot||Beginner|
|Tools required||Scalpel, 180 Grit sandpaper or stick, straight edge, tweezers|
|Rec. Adhesive||UHU por / Foam safe CA / Aliphatic glue|
|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
Click on booklet to view online!