Microaces Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 Serial No.1183
German twin seat fighter Floatplane
The Microaces Hansa-Brandenburg W12 kit replicates one of the most successful German Naval float planes of WWI. Not only is the unusual configuration of the aircraft tail, the floats and strut-work accurately modeled, but we've gone to great lengths to include intricate details that make this kit a worthy static display model as well as an excellent scale radio controlled flyer.
The Mercedes D.III 6 cylinder engine is just one of the detail features of this kit.
And with the option to build integrated 'hidden' wheels into the floats, the aircraft can be flown off water or the smooth surface of a sports hall.
The particular aircraft livery that adorns this W.12 model was flown by Friedrich Christiansen, a 13 victory seaplane ace. Christiansen went on to become commander of the Vehrmacht in the Netherlands in WWII.
The W.12 was very sparsely rigged with very few flying wires, instead relying on its structure and A frame strut configuration. This makes the Microaces kit an ideal choice for those that enjoy an involved and comprehensive build but aren't keen on all that string!
The Flight Pack required for the W.12 includes a more powerful motor to help power the aircraft off the water. Look out for the Microaces Flight Pack PLUS to power the Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
For the discerning model builder we have also created a Static Display Pack of beaching dollies and a support trestle set. It closely replicates the hardware used to move and store the real aircraft. This is available as an optional extra and can be viewed and added HERE or by clicking on the image below.
Microaces Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
|Controls||Rudder, Elevator, Throttle|
|Length||400mm / 15.7"|
|Wingspan||470mm / 18.5"|
|Wing Area||7.25 sq dm / 112.4 sq in.|
|Wing Load||7.59g/sq.dm / 2.49oz/sq.ft.|
Recommended Flight Pack
|Microaces AIO Flight Pack PLUS for HB W.12|
|Rec. Motor / G.Box||Microaces Gearbox with Power Motor (Coming soon)|
|Rec. Prop||GWS 5030|
|Skill Level - Build||Intermediate|
|Skill Level - Pilot||Intermediate|
|Tools required||Scalpel, 180 Grit sandpaper or stick, straight edge, tweezers|
|Rec. Adhesive||UHU por / Foam safe CA / Aliphatic glue|
|SHEET PARTS||2mm laser cut Depron Airframe sheet|
|2mm laser cut Depron Float sheet|
|1mm printed & laser cut Depron fuselage sheet|
|1mm printed & laser cut Depron flight surfaces sheet x 2|
|1mm printed & laser cut Depron Floats sheet x 2|
|200 micron printed & laser cut polypropylene sheet x 2|
|polyester sticker sheet|
|2D printed Pilot and Gunner|
|LOOSE PARTS||0.8mm laser cut plywood parts sheet|
|Four 3mm Ø noedymium magnets|
|Two 4mm Ø noedymium magnets|
|50mm x 4mm Ø plastic tube|
|100mm x 6mm Ø plastic tube|
|1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strips|
|2mm Ø carbon fibre rod|
|pre-shaped piano wire elevator & rudder control rods|
Spares & Accessories
For building and finishing your Microaces Aero Kit see our Spares & Accessories page
You can download a copy by clicking on the booklet below. The complete Guide is still undergoing some finishing touches, so please check back regularly for the final draft.