Microaces SE5a 'Heavy Weather' Kit
NEW, REVISED KIT V2.0
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!
As well as a comprehensive Assembly Guide included with the kit, there is a series of Youtube videos that guide you through the build. Created by the Microaces kit designer and full of additional tips, tricks and guidance, this playlist will help immeasurably with your Microaces build.
If you are unsure of your ability to build this beautiful kit, you no longer need to be concerned. The support you get with a Microaces build is second to none!
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
|Controls||Rudder, Elevator, Throttle|
|Length||292mm / 11.5"|
|Wingspan||368mm / 14.5"|
|Wing Area||5.00 sq dm / 77.5 sq in.|
|Wing Load||7.80g/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|
|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 neodymium 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|
|3m Spectra rigging wire|
Spares & Accessories
For building and finishing your Microaces Aero Kit see our Spares & Accessories page
Included in the Kit
Click on booklet below to view online!