The SE5A was probably the most famous allied fighter of WWI. It became the aircraft of choice for many of the 'aces' like Mick Mannock, due to its high performance.
The SFM SE5A captures the famous outline of the iconic aircraft well and adapts it to make a high performing model that has no vices. Like all WW1 fighters, she needs a bit of finesse to get the most from her, but that is part of the charm! Controls are responsive when needed but otherwise very forgiving. Not a model for the novice but fun for the more experienced flyer.
The balsa/ply structure is designed to slot together in a logical and strong manner and builds quickly. The easy-to -use instructions guide you all along the line and a full drawing is provided to help understand.
As standard, the model is desgned for EP power but can be converted to IC engine power easily. The design took that requirement into account.
The SE5A makes a great dogfight double with the SFM Fokker DVII.
PLEASE NOTE PICTURES SHOW A COMPLETED KIT - ADDITIONAL ITEMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO FINISH AS SHOWN
Type: Wooden Kit
Wingspan: 1200mm (47.2")
Length: 972mm (38.3")
Weight: 1800g (Approx)
Radio System: 4-5 Channels - NOT INCLUDED
Wing Area: 53.3 dm²
IC Engine: OS FSa56 4-Stroke - NOT INCLUDED
LiPo: Hi-Energy 4S 14.8V 2600mAh 30C - NOT INCLUDED
Electric Motor: Quantum II 36 Brushless - NOT INCLUDED
Speed Controller: Quantum 60A Brushless - NOT INCLUDED
Covering - NOT INCLUDED
super flying model se5a27 July 2020Having completed the kit I can assure any buyers that the plane flies beautifully. Be aware that the instructions, including photos are very poor quality. I needed help from experienced builders to work out a couple of problems. The scale is 1-6.7 which is crazy because it is impossible to buy accessories in that scale. Some parts in the kit are not scale, including the machine gun which I had to cut down and add detail. The metal /wire parts are very poor quality. DONT use the axle provided because it will bend. I replaced it (after two landings)with a hardened steel Axle and added in a rubber band suspension system. The control clevices and horns are poor quality and the control rods supplied were not threaded. Positioning of the servos in the top wing means you have electric cables running down the Cabane struts which looks awful. I mounted the servos in the bottom wing so the cables run straight into the fuselage, and you get a lower centre of gravity. The cabane struts in the kit go straight up the side of the fuselage which looks terrible. (not scale) I moved the mounting block over and on an angle, and made longer struts out of scrap, to give a scale look. The Aelerons are solid balsa which looks terrible. I cut out the centre and made ribs so the detail would show through the fabric. I also added flying wires. For a better scale look I also added 2 x riblets between each wing rib, and extra stringers in the fuse. With a scratch built Vickers gun (not included and some cockpit detailing the kit looks amazing. Overall a problematic build, but not bad value for the money.