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Microaces Aero SE5a 'Heavy Weather' Kit


NEW 'Heavy Weather' Livery as flown by Arthur Rhys-Davids 1917

The Microaces Aero SE5a is designed from the ground up and is possibly the most detailed and realistic microscale aircraft of its type. The airframe is designed to take most ultra micro RC equipment found in similar sized RTF aircraft. Double sided printing directly onto foam ensures a light, low wing load aircraft with lots of character and predictable flight characteristics.

With Rhys-Davids rig, we have re-create the patina that would have shrouded these aircraft as they quickly aged during service. Frequent and hurried maintenance, oil leaks and engine issues coupled with muddy or dusty airfield conditions would have rendered aircraft with a very distinct 'weathered' appearance very quickly into their service life. This SE5a wears its 'Heavy Weather' well. It's almost like flying a professionally finished static model!

History in the Making

Our love of aviation history ensures that the aircraft we choose to reproduce as kits not only look fantastic on static display and in the air, but they also carry a depth of history that can be explored. The Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a was an all round fighter that was much admired by those that flew it. And, due to its performance at altitude, was a worthy adversary of the Fokker DVII when it reached the front in 1918. 

Electronics Packs for the SE5a

If you need the required electronics for radio controlled flight, the full range of Flight Packs available can be viewed HERE



Aero SE5a Model

Airframe Scale
Controls Rudder, Elevator, Throttle
Length 292mm / 11.5"
Wingspan 368mm / 14.5"
Wing Area 5.00 sq dm / 77.5 sq in.
Flying Weight.* 36.5g/1.3oz
Wing Load 7.30g/sq.dm / 2.39oz/sq.ft.
Parkzone PKZ3351, PKZ3352, PKZUA1151 or Spektrum AR6400/AR6410
(N.B. Tx mix or mode 4 required to use AR6400/AR6410 for rudder/aileron)
Rec. Motor / G.Box Parkzone PKZ3624 (P-51 Motor/Gearbox)
Rec. Prop GWS 4040, GWS 4530
Skill Level - Build Intermediate
Skill Level - Pilot Beginner
Tools required Scalpel, 180 Grit sandpaper or stick, straight edge, tweezers
Rec. Adhesive UHU por / Foam safe CA / Aliphatic glue

Kit Content

SHEET PARTS 2mm laser cut Depron Airframe sheet
1mm printed & laser cut Depron fuselage sheet
1mm printed & laser cut Depron flight surfaces sheet
200 micron printed & laser cut polypropylene sheet
polyester sticker sheet
LOOSE PARTS 0.8mm laser cut plywood motor mount
Two 30mm Ø neoprene rubber tires
Six 3mm Ø noedymium magnets
50mm x 4mm Ø plastic tube
1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strip
1mm 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


Assembly Guide

Click on booklet to view online!


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