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Microaces Airco DH.2 'No.24 Squadron RFC Duo'

£99.00

*** Available from 1st October 2018 ***

Two of 24 Squadron RFC's finest fighters

The Airco DH.2 was designed by none other than Geoffrey de Havilland, taking its first flight in 1915. The rear mounted prop provided great forward vision and, of course, prior to the invention of the interrupter mechanism, resolved the problem of forward facing armament shooting off the prop!

At its introduction to WWI, the DH.2 successfully put an end to the period known as the Fokker Scourge, countering the dominance of the Fokker Eindecker in the late summer of 1915.

Alan Wilkinson, who flew Wilkie's Bus (as it was affectionately known), was a 19 victory WWI ace with a DSO and bar. His first combat posting was to 24 squadron in February 1916 who were equipped with the DH.2 single seat fighter. His commander was Lanoe Hawker. Hawker employed aggressive tactics, 'attack everything' being his personal philosophy, spurring on those pilots under his command to claim 70 victories by November of 1916 for the loss of 12 aircraft.

This kit combination gives you TWO Airco DH.2 aircraft from the same squadron. One flown by an aggressive veteran of combat and the other by a pilot just starting his career to become an ace pilot of the RFC.

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 DH.2 comes complete with a vac-formed nose and a spinning Gnome Monosoupape dummy rotary engine kit, that adds an incredible level of mechanical detail to this astounding model.  

Specific Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the restricted layout of the DH.2, this Microaces kit employs an inventive method of control. To operate it there is a specific arrangement of servos and receiver that are available on the Flight Pack page of the Microaces website or by selecting the 'Kit + Flight Pack' kit option on this page. 

The 'Spektrum' Flight Pack is compatible with DSM2 & DSMX transmitters.

The 'Futaba' Flight Pack is compatible with S-FHSS protocol transmitters.

Specification

Microaces Airco DH.2 Model

Airframe Scale
Controls Rudder, Elevator, Throttle
Length 320mm / 12.6"
Wingspan 340mm / 13.4"
Wing Area 4.3 sq dm / 60 sq in.
Flying Weight. 34 - 36g/1.2 - 1.3oz
Wing Load ~8.1 g/sq.dm / 2.81 oz/sq.ft.
Recommended
Receiver/Servos

Microaces DH.2 Electronics Pack

Spektrum or Futaba Compatible.

Rec. Motor / G.Box

Microaces Motor Gearbox with LONG prop shaft

OR Parkzone PKZ3624 with EFLU3004 extended prop shaft 

Rec. Prop GWS 4530R Pusher Prop
Rec. Battery 130mAh 1S Lipo
Skill Level - Build Difficult
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

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
0.8mm plywood parts sheet
LOOSE PARTS Two 30mm Ø neoprene rubber tires
Vacuum formed scale Nose Cone
3D Printed pulley guides
10mm brass sleeve for rotary engine 
Two 4mm Ø noedymium magnets
100mm x 5mm Ø plastic tube
1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strip
1mm Ø carbon fibre rod
Rigging wire

Videos

 

Assembly Guide

Airco DH2 Assembly Guide

 



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