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History in the Making
Microaces love of aviation history ensures that the aircraft we reproduce as kits look fantastic on static display as well as in the air.
The Microaces Albatros D.V kit replicates one of the most memorable German fighters of WWI. Manufactured by Albatros Flugzeugwerke in 1917, the D.V was the last of the line of the 'D' series aircraft with the D.Va continuing in service until the end of the war.
The livery of this particular Albatros D.V is that of Paul Bäumer, nicknamed the 'Iron Eagle' whose final tally of 43 victories, ranked him 9th among German aces. He was also one of only a handful of WWI pilots whose lives were saved by parachute deployment during the conflict.
This kit is Microaces first in 1/20th scale. The increase from our usual 1/24th has enabled us to re-create the beautiful oval cigar shape of the Albatros fuselage as well as enhance the details and structures to be even more like the full scale aircraft, without compromising on scale performance in the air.
And a swathe of high resolution 3D printing, to reproduce engine parts and weaponry, elevates this kit to an even higher level of scale than you have been used to with Microaces models.
The contours of the sleek fuselage are made possible with the use of Tyvek. More often used in packaging and construction, Tyvek is an extremely strong paper like material made from plastic fibres, making it light weight, printable, chemically resistant so; fantastic for a kit making application.
Another leap forward, that is embraced by this kit, is the use of a Brushless Motor and supporting electronics (included with the Flight Pack options). Although still operating on the convenience and safety of a 1 cell, 3.7v Lipo battery, the setup provides the right amount of scale power required.
|Controls||Rudder, Ailerons, Elevator, Throttle|
|Length||370mm / 14.5"|
|Wingspan||450mm / 17.7"|
|Wing Area||5.60 sq dm / 86.8 sq in.|
|Wing Load||10.71g/sq.dm / 3.51oz/sq.ft.|
Microaces NEW 5CH Receiver with 5A Brushless ESC +
3 x 1.7g Micro Rotary Servos
|Rec. Motor *||Microaces AP05 5000Kv Brushless Motor|
|Rec. Prop *||GWS 5030|
|Skill Level - Build||Intermediate|
|Skill Level - Pilot||Intermediate|
|Tools required||Sanding Stick, Scalpel, Tweezers, Rigging Tool|
*included in Brushless Flight Pack
|SHEET PARTS||2mm laser cut Depron Airframe sheet x 2|
|1mm printed & laser cut foam x 3|
|Tyvek printed & laser cut sheet x 3|
|Polypropylene sheet printed & laser cut x 1|
|polyester sticker sheet x 1|
|LOOSE PARTS||0.8mm laser cut plywood sheet x 1|
|Rubber tires x 2|
|4mm Ø noedymium magnets x 8|
|140mm x 4mm Ø plastic tube x 2|
|500mm x 1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strip x 2|
|100mm x 1.5 mm Ø carbon fibre rod|
|pre-shaped piano wire elevator & rudder control rods|
|130mm x 1.0 mm Ø carbon fibre tube x 2|
|Vac formed parts x 1|
|3D printed parts x 3|