This kit is shipped in a standard cardboard box.
Airframe Kit Version (Needs your own electronics and radio gear)
This is a Legends of Flight short kit that includes all of the sheet wood and additional airframe components to assemble a 24" SE5a WW1 fighter plane, allowing you to source your own custom hardware, onboard electronics, battery and transmitter.
Important! This kit does not include electronics, a battery, charger radio gear, glues or tools. If you do not want to source these yourself, see the following products:
Legends of Flight SE5a Kit with Electronics Pack
Legends of Flight SE5a Kit Complete Bundle
This kit can be used to build up a detailed replica airframe with parts that fit together perfectly.
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!
THIS KIT CONTAINS:
Kit contains over 350 parts and materials including:
- 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
- Suitable electronics (1806 brushless motor, 20A ESC, 2x 5g servos, your choice of receiver and transmitter, and a 2s 450mah battery)
- 6x3 or 7x3 propeller
- Your choice of covering material (can use Oracover)
- Wire for the undercarriage
- Suitable wood glue and epoxy
- Sand paper
- Household items such as scissors
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: