Nieuport 17 C.1 'René Dorme'
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 Nieuport 17 C.1 kit replicates one of the most famous French built sesquiplane fighters of WWI. The livery of this kit is that of one of the greatest French aces, René Dorme.
In the 10 months Dorme fought on the front line with Escadrille N3, he amassed 23 confirmed kills and 32 probables. Because René relished in fighting behind enemy lines, where it was more difficult to prove victories, it's likely his score was severely underestimated. On the 25th of May 1917 René Dorme was reported missing, killed in action in the area around Fort de la Pompelle, Reims.
Included in this multi-media model is a vac-formed cowl and spinning dummy rotary engine kit. The resulting model has an incredible level of mechanical and visual detail that look great on display but even better when airborne.
From 2022 this kit NOW INCLUDES...
This Microaces kit is now supplied 'as standard' with the most suitable Microaces motor/gearbox and propeller combination for the model.
So to complete the kit for radio controlled flight, all you need is an All In One (AIO) Receiver that's compatible with your transmitter.
Selecting the right receiver to complete your kit:
The Microaces AIO 5CH micro receiver is available with the following protocols. If unsure, check your transmitter instruction manual to find out which protocol(s) it uses. Then select the compatible receiver protocol below to view the appropriate receiver to add to your order.
|DSM2/X Compat.||S-FHSS Compat.||FrSky D8 Compat.||FrSky D16 Compat.|
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'!
Microaces Nieuport 17 C.1 Kit
|Controls||Rudder, Elevator, Throttle|
|Length||250mm / 9.8"|
|Wingspan||360mm / 14.2"|
|Wing Area||3.3 sq dm / 51 sq in.|
|Flying Weight.||36 - 38g/1.2 - 1.3oz|
|Wing Load||~11.2 g/sq.dm / 3.7 oz/sq.ft.|
|Rec. Motor / G.Box*||
Microaces Motor Gearbox with LONG prop shaft
|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||Deluxe Materials Foam2Foam / Aliphatic glue|
*Now included in the kit
|NOW INCLUDES||Brushed Motor/Gearbox with long prop shaft|
|GWS 4530 Prop and rubber prop adapter|
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|
|0.8mm plywood parts sheet|
|Full colour Assembly Guide|
|LOOSE PARTS||Two 30mm Ø neoprene rubber tires|
|Vacuum formed scale cowl|
10mm brass sleeve for rotary engine
|Two 4mm Ø noedymium magnets|
|100mm x 6mm Ø plastic tube|
|200mm x 5mm Ø plastic tube|
|1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strip|
|1mm Ø carbon fibre rod|
pre-shaped piano wire elevator & rudder control rods
Click on Guide to download PDF file