WE HAVE HAD AN UNPRECEDENTED RUN ON THESE KITS - PLEASE ALLOW A FEW EXTRA DAYS FOR DELIVERY WHILE WE MAKE SOME MORE!!
COMES WITH ELECTRONICS AND HARDWARE
Complete kit including electronics, covering material, wood parts and flight hardware (just add your own radio and battery)
24” (609mm) wingspan - big enough to withstand light winds when flown outdoors, yet small enough to store and transport easily.
3-channel radio control - with just power, rudder and elevator to control, even an RC novice can fly successfully.
Accurate laser-cut parts - designed in CAD to go together perfectly, building the kit is a joy.
Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions and full-scale plans - even if you have never built a model aircraft before, you should be able to build this one.
Iron-on covering with cutting templates - no messing around with tissue and smelly dopes as Oralight makes covering a doddle. We’ve even included paper templates for you to cut around!
SHIPPED IN A HAND ASSEMBLED WOODEN CRATE
This aircraft kit is shipped to you in a sturdy “ammo” style presentation box with individual internal compartments containing your parts. The box is made from real wood and is hand assembled here at our aeroworks. Presented in its entirety, this kit is ideal as a gift for a big birthday, retirement or Christmas.
Kit contains over 350 parts and materials including:
2200kv brushless electric motor, ESC and servos
Master Airscrew propeller
Glues, epoxy, craft knife and sandpaper
Vacuum-formed pilot figure to build and paint
Precision laser-cut parts in balsa wood, plywood and hardwood
Oralight iron-on coloured covering
Full set of water-slide decals
Accurate, heavily annotated plans
Fully illustrated, step-by-step instruction booklet
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE MODEL
4 Channel Radio Control Transmitter and Receiver - We recommend the Spektrum DXe Transmitter System https://www.vintagemodelcompany.com/dxe-transmitter-system-w-ar610-receiver.html
450-460mAh 2S LiPo battery (55mm x 30mm 10mm) - Coming Soon to The Store.
Soldering iron, modelling iron and basic household tools such as scissors and screw drivers.
HISTORY OF THE ROYAL AIRCRAFT FACTORY SE5A C1149/W
Introduced towards the end of WWI, the agile yet stable Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a, helped the Royal Flying Corps to gain air superiority over the German Luftstreitkräfte.
This kit is an authentic representation of the SE5a (C1149/W) flown by Duncan Grinnell-Milne, Commanding Officer of No.56 Squadron RFC from 1917. It featured a one-off colour scheme and carried the name "Shweinhund" - a reference to how German guards would address him and fellow POWs when he was captured in 1915.
The first release in our “Legends of Flight” range of RC models, the SE5a makes the perfect introduction to true “aero-modelling” if you demand more than just foam “ready to fly” models.
*Box is now shipped unpainted for your own creative customisation and repurposing.