24" Radio Controlled SE5a WW1 Fighter Kit with FULL RC BUNDLE

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This bundle kit and electronics are shipped in a gift edition wooden crate.

Complete Set Version (with Electronics and Radio)

This is the complete kit of our Vintage Model Co Legends of Flight RC SE5a. It comes with the kit itself, the electronics needed to power the aircraft, and a radio transmitter, reciever, battery and charger. It's all you need to get started in the R/C hobby with one click.

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!

Please note: due to shipping restrictions, orders to the US will not include a battery.

THIS KIT CONTAINS:

Kit contains over 350 parts and materials including:

(Airframe Kit)

  • 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

(Electronics)

  • 1806 Brushless electric motor
  • 20A ESC
  • 2x 5g servos
  • Master Airscrew propeller

(Radio Gear)

  • Radio Link 8ch Transmitter and 2x recievers
  • 2s Lithium Polymer Battery
  • 2-3s Lithium Polymer Battery ballance charger

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO COMPLETE THE MODEL

No other materials or electronics will be needed to complete the model. All you will need are a few household items such as scissors and a suitable space to construct your model.

 

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.

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