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Nieuport 17 C.1 'René Dorme'


Available for Pre-order now. Use code PREORDERN17 to get 10% Discount. Kit scheduled for release in November

History in the Making

Microaces love of aviation history ensures that the aircraft we reproduce as kits look fantastic on static display as well as in the air.

The Microaces Nieuport 17 C.1 kit replicates one of the most famous French built sesquiplane fighters of WWI. The livery of this kit is that of one of the greatest French aces, René Dorme.

In the 10 months Dorme fought on the front line with Escadrille N3, he amassed 23 confirmed kills and 32 probables. Because René relished in fighting behind enemy lines, where it was more difficult to prove victories, it's likely his score was severely underestimated. On the 25th of May 1917 René Dorme was reported missing, killed in action in the area around Fort de la Pompelle, Reims.

Included in this multi-media model is a vac-formed cowl and spinning dummy rotary engine kit. The resulting model has an incredible level of mechanical and visual detail that look great on display but even better when airborne.

This kit includes a printed Colour Assembly Guide 

NOTE: The dummy rotary motor requires an elongated prop shaft for your PKZ3624 motor/gearbox or use a 'rotary ready' Microaces Motor/Gearbox. 

Electronics Requirements

This kit was designed around the Microaces AIO Aero Flight Pack with long prop shaft motor. Or can be controlled with the Parkzone PKZ3352 receiver.

3D Printed Pilots

A fantastic enhancement to the kit, that really upgrades the level of realism is a 3 dimensional pilot. Add one to your order for the ultimate 'finishing touch'!


Microaces Nieuport 17 C.1 Kit

Airframe Scale
Controls Rudder, Elevator, Throttle
Length 250mm / 9.8"
Wingspan 360mm / 14.2"
Wing Area 3.3 sq dm / 51 sq in.
Flying Weight. 36 - 38g/1.2 - 1.3oz
Wing Load ~11.2 g/sq.dm / 3.7 oz/sq.ft.

Parkzone PKZ3351, PKZ3352 or PKZUA1151 

Microaces AIO 5 Channel Receiver

Rec. Motor / G.Box

Microaces Motor Gearbox with LONG prop shaft

OR Parkzone PKZ3624 with EFLU3004 extended prop shaft 

Rec. Battery 130-160mAh 1S Lipo
Rec. Prop GWS 4530
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

Kit Content


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
0.8mm plywood parts sheet
Full colour Assembly Guide
LOOSE PARTS Two 30mm Ø neoprene rubber tires
Vacuum formed scale cowl

10mm brass sleeve for rotary engine 

Two 4mm Ø noedymium magnets
100mm x 6mm Ø plastic tube
200mm x 5mm Ø plastic tube
1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strip
1mm Ø carbon fibre rod
Rigging wire

pre-shaped piano wire elevator & rudder control rods


Assembly Guide

Available Soon



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