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 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 Wehrrmacht 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!
From 2022 this kit NOW INCLUDES...
This Microaces kit is now supplied 'as standard' with the most suitable Microaces motor/gearbox and propeller combination for the model.
So to complete the kit for radio controlled flight, all you need is an All In One (AIO) Receiver that's compatible with your transmitter.
Selecting the right receiver to complete your kit:
The Microaces AIO 5CH micro receiver is available with the following protocols. If unsure, check your transmitter instruction manual to find out which protocol(s) it uses. Then select the compatible receiver protocol below to view the appropriate receiver to add to your order.
|DSM2/X Compat.||S-FHSS Compat.||FrSky D8 Compat.||FrSky D16 Compat.||AFHDS Compat.|
Devil in the Detail!
The Mercedes D.III 6 cylinder engine is just one of the detail features of this kit.
The kit comes with the option to build integrated 'hidden' wheels into the floats so the aircraft can be flown off water or the smooth surface of a sports hall.
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.|
|Rec. Receiver||Microaces 5CH AIO Receiver|
|Rec. Motor / G.Box*||Microaces Micro Motor & Gearbox PLUS|
|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||Deluxe Materials Foam2Foam / Aliphatic glue|
|NOW INCLUDES||Brushed Motor/Gearbox PLUS with standard prop shaft|
|GWS 5030 Prop and rubber prop adapter|
|SHEET PARTS||2mm laser cut Depron Airframe|
|2mm laser cut Depron Float|
|1mm printed & laser cut Depron fuselage|
|1mm printed & laser cut Depron flight surfaces x 2|
|1mm printed & laser cut Depron Floats x 2|
|200 micron printed & laser cut polypropylene x 2|
|2D printed Pilot and Gunner|
|LOOSE PARTS||0.8mm laser cut plywood parts sheet|
|Four 3mm Ø neodymium magnets|
|Two 4mm Ø neodymium 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.