Magnificent Flying Machines
24" Radio Controlled SE5a WW1 Fighter Kit with ELECTRONICS PACKLegends of Flight
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This bundle kit and electronics are shipped in a standard cardboard box.
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 - you control power, rudder and elevators.
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!
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 this one: https://www.vintagemodelcompany.com/radio-link-digital-2-4ghz-t8fb-8-channel-radio-2x-receivers.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.
READ THE AEROMODELLER MAGAZINE REVIEW OF THIS KIT
Aeromodeller Magazine gave this kit a glowing review in 2019.
Download and read the review here:
Excellent plane to build Ideal for beginners and easy to follow instructions