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Microaces Banshee G-BOOK - Limited Edition

£62.00

A Tribute to Brian Lecomber and his Pitts Special

Production starts July 2024 - Delivery in August

The Microaces Banshee BYPE has been transformed into a tribute to the Iconic Pitts Special G-BOOK and its legendary aerobatic pilot Brian Lecomber, who stunned crowds from the 1970's for over 20 years with his cutting edge aerial performances. 

But Brian had more than one string to his bow; he was also a celebrated writer and journalist with three aviation themed novels to his name. He has been described as the 'Dick Francis' of aviation. 

We have all three paperback novels (second hand) to give away. So the first three kits pre-ordered will include a copy of one of the three books. They are all a great read, especially if aviation is your thing!

BUT we also have a SIGNED, hardback copy of his last novel, Talk Down. If you pre-order a kit on or before the 31st of July '24, you'll be in with a chance to win this rather unique piece of aviation memorabilia.

Each kit will also come with a detailed display card biography of Lecomber, documenting his acheivements and contributions to the world of aviation. 

Brian sadly passed away on the 24th September 2015 at the age of 70...but his legend and legacy definately lives on.

The Microaces Banshee G-BOOK kit:

  • An easy, quick build kit that's also tough AND easily repairable.
  • The ultimate introduction to building strong, lightweight micro aircraft using modern materials, clear canopy and 3D printed parts.
  • Use of the latest electronics and power systems from Microaces.  
  • An ideal platform for taking the step to 4 channel micro RC flying
  • Amazing aerobatic performance in a well balanced package

- LIMITED EDITION -

This kit is part of the Microaces Limited Edition program, where you are able to own and fly a kit that is rare, historically significant and a fantastic talking point at your flying venue. The kit is limited to a maximum of 150 kits total production. A chance to own an iconic model aircraft with a fantastic historical story attached to it.

A perfect platform for SR3X Stabilization

The Banshee, with direct control over the 3 axis of movement, is an ideal platform to make the most of our latest and most advanced electronic receivers that incorporate SR3X stability control. With full gain control on each channel, 2 switchable levels of stability and the ability to turn on/off during flight, it makes complete sense, and expands the conditions in which you can fly your Banshee. 

Brushless Performance

The Banshee benefits greatly from our BRUSHLESS performance setup for 1S. Using a GWS4040 or GWS4530 prop, AP05 motor and the Brushless AIO receiver, the Banshee is transformed into a hi-performance micro park flyer, capable of everything you ask of it and more.

TWO WAYS TO COMPLETE THE KIT

The Banshee kit comes as standard with a 1.7g rotary servo for aileron control, brushless AP05 motor, prop and adapter.

To complete the kit for flight you just need to decide to:

Install the Microaces BRUSHLESS AIO 5CH receiver giving you All In One convenience of the fully integrated elevator and rudder servo system 

OR

Install the Microaces BRUSHLESS Electronics Pack providing seperate 5CH receiver and 2 x 1.7g rotary servos for maximum control

Both options are available with the following protocols:

  • DSM2/X (Spektrum compat.)
  • S-FHSS (Futaba compat.)
  • D8 (FrSky/Taranis compatible)
  • D16 (FrSky/Taranis compatible)
  • AFHDS 2A (FlySky compat.)

If unsure which protocol is compatible with your transmitter, check your transmitter instruction manual to find out which protocol(s) it uses. (Or get in contact and we will be able to check for you). 

VIDEO Supported Build

The Banshee build is straightforward. There's nothing complex or fiddly to do, plus its completely supported by a comprehensive Video Assembly Guide. The included printed quickstart instructions provide direct links through QR codes to on-line video content that leads you, in detail through the build, ensuring you obtain the skills required quickly AND have the best opportunity to complete the model, ready for flight.

Specification

Microaces Banshee BYPE ReD

Airframe Biplane Aerobat
Controls 4 CH Rudder, Elevator, Twin Ailerons & Throttle
Length 340mm / 13.4"
Wingspan 370mm / 14.6"
Wing Area 480 sq cm / 74 sq in.
Flying Weight. 53 - 54g/1.9oz
Wing Load ~11 g/sq dm / 3.6oz/sq.ft.

Rec. Electronics

Microaces BRUSHLESS Electronics Pack with SR3X

Microaces BRUSHLESS AIO 5CH Rx with SR3X

Motor (Included)

AP05 5000kV Brushless Motor for 1S

Rec. Prop* GWS4530
Skill Level - Build Beginner
Skill Level - Pilot Intermediate 
Tools required

Scalpel, 180 Grit sandpaper or stick,

straight edge, tweezers

Rec. Adhesive Deluxe Materials Foam2Foam 

 

Kit Content

INCLUDES 

 AP05 Brushless motor

GWS 4530 Prop and rubber prop adapter
1.7g Digital Rotary Servo for Aileron control
SHEET PARTS 2mm laser cut Depron Airframe sheet
1mm printed & laser cut Depron fuselage sheet
1mm printed & laser cut Depron flight surfaces sheets
200 micron printed & laser cut polypropylene sheet
polyester sticker sheet / vinyl sticker sheet
LOOSE PARTS 0.8mm laser cut plywood motor mounting system
Two 30mm Ø Sponge rubber tires + 3D printed hub assembly
Four 4mm Ø noedymium magnets
2mm Ø carbon fibre rod axle
pre-shaped piano wire elevator & rudder control rods

 3D printed wheel attachment parts

Vac formed prop spinner & clear canopy

*Images shown with transmitter are for illustration only. Kit does NOT include a transmitter.



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