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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.


Making History

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! 

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

Airframe 1/24th scale
Controls Rudder, Elevator, Throttle
Length 400mm / 15.7"
Wingspan 470mm / 18.5"
Wing Area 7.25 sq dm / 112.4 sq in.
Flying Weight.* 55.0g/1.9oz
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

Kit Content

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
polyester stickers
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

Assembly Guide

You can download a copy by clicking on the booklet below. 




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