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Microaces SE5a Major 'Mick' Mannock



Major 'Mick' Mannock's SE5a - Limited Edition

The New Microaces SE5a revised kit includes more scale detail, increased strength and incorporates new dihedral bracing too. It also now comes with a printed full colour Assembly Guide included in the box.

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 with the detail that we can incorporate into the print and build, it's almost like flying a professionally finished static model!

Many thanks to Mark Hinton for his rapid build of the prototype kit and subsequent photos PLUS suggesting we should celebrate Major Mannock's achievements with this livery in the first place.

History in the Making

Edward 'Mick' Mannock was one of the greatest fighter aces of WWI. He was a pioneer  of fighter aircraft tactics in aerial warfare. At the time of his death he had amassed 61 aerial victories, making him the fifth highest scoring pilot of the war.

Build Video

As well as a comprehensive Assembly Guide included with the kit, there is a series of Youtube videos that guide you through the build. Created by the Microaces kit designer and full of additional tips, tricks and guidance, this playlist will help immeasurably with your Microaces build.

If you are unsure of your ability to build this beautiful kit, you no longer need to be concerned. The support you get with a Microaces build is second to none!


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 OR select your required pack from the drop down menu on this page to incorporate it into your purchase.

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'!


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.* 39.5g/1.3oz
Wing Load 7.80g/sq.dm / 2.42oz/sq.ft.
Microaces AIO Receiver
Rec. Motor / G.Box Microaces Standard Motor/gearbox
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

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 neodymium 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
3m Spectra rigging wire

Assembly Guide

Included in the Kit

Click on booklet below to view online!

SE5a Manual Link


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