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24" Radio Controlled SE5a WW1 Fighter Complete Kit

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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!


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


4 Channel Radio Control Transmitter and Receiver - We recommend the Spektrum DXe Transmitter System

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.


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. 

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We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Please note that there are restrictions on some products (in particular LiPo batteries and flammable dopes, etc.) and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

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If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return the item to us in its original condition within 14 days of receipt.

Returned items should be unused and must be returned in original packaging with any enclosed documentation. The item is your responsibility until it reaches us and the cost of returning the item to us is your responsibility too. Therefore, for your own protection, we recommend that you send the parcel using a delivery service that insures you for the value of the goods. Delivery charges are only refundable where goods are faulty and a refund is made.