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ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF
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ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF

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$399.95
 
Item# (ECOMSE5A-71AAF)
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The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5/5a, rival of the Camel for the title of the most successful British fighter of the First World War, was designed by H. P. Folland, J. Kenworthy and Major F. W. Goodden. and the prototype S.E.5, A4561, appeared in December of 1916. It had the new 150 hp Hispano-Suiza engine with a car-type radiator and short exhaust manifolds. The wings had wire-braced spruce spars; in place of compression struts, some ribs were of solid construction. The tail-plane incidence could be changed in flight. A wire-braced wooden box girder, the fuselage was fabric-covered except for plywood sides from the nose to the front spar of the lower wing, with plywood round the cockpit. The main fuel tank was behind the engine, and there was a gravity tank to port of the center section.

In January 1917 the wings of the prototype collapsed in flight, and Major Goodden was killed. The main planes of subsequent machines were strengthened, their span was reduced and blunter tips were fitted. A few of the early production aircraft, however, retained the wing plan of the first two prototypes.

A Vickers gun fixed on the port side of the fuselage with its breech inside the cockpit, fired through the air screw by means of the Constantinesco synchronizing gear. A Lewis gun on a Foster mounting could be fired ahead over the top wing or directly upwards.

The type first went to France on April 7th, 1917, with No. 56 Squadron. The early machines had celluloid 'greenhouses' over the cockpits; these were liable to be dangerous in a crash, so Major Bloomfield, the CO, had them replaced by flat Triplex windscreens. The gravity tank was soon moved from the top of the wing to a position inside the center section. A few S.E.5s had faired head-rests.

A modified version, the S.E.5a, powered by the 200 hp geared Hispano-Suiza engine, was introduced in June 1917. It had a rather deeper nose than that of the S.E.5, radiator shutters and long exhaust pipes. The standard faired head-rest was frequently removed to improve the rearward view. From December 1917, the front struts of the undercarriage vees were strengthened.

The geared 200 hp engine suffered from manufacturing faults, and there were frequent failures; in addition, engine construction lagged behind airframe manufacture, and the S.E.5a was not available in quantity until well into 1918. Eventually the Wolseley W.4a Viper 200 hp engine, based on the Hispano-Suiza, became standard and there were no more engine difficulties. The Viper's radiator was square and bulky, with short horizontal shutters.

Both friend and foe recognized the S.E.5 as a formidable fighting machine; it was fast, extremely strong and easy to fly. Superior to the Albatross D-III and D-V, the Pfalz D-III and the Fokker Dr.I, it was still not outclassed even when the Fokker D-VII appeared in May 1918. It is significant that the S.E.5a was the aircraft of Mannock (seventy-three victories), Bishop (seventy-two), McCudden (fifty-seven) and Beauchamp-Proctor (fifty-four).

Source: Aviation History Online Museum

Wing Span: 71" (1803mm)
Length: 55" (1397mm)
Wing area: 12.2 sq. ft. (113 sq. dm.)
Wing Loading: 18.6oz/sq.ft. (56.6g/sq.dm.)
Flying Weight: 14.1 lbs. (6.4kg) *Weight Information
Radio: 6 ch & 5 servos
Gas Engine: 26cc - 36cc engine. We recommend the DLE-30 or PTE36
Prop Recommendations: : 2-blade is scale. 20x8 2-blade wood prop for PTE-36.
Servo Recommendations: : 100 oz-sq-in minimum - HD-1501, Hitec 645MG, Hitec 5645MG, DS-8309TG

Features:

All wood construction.

Pre-Covered in real iron on film.

Fiberglass cowl already painted.

All hardware is included.

Easy to fly.

Removable wings and hatch

High quality Carbon Fiber wing tubes included

Wings

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ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Decal Sheet
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Decal Sheet
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$20.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-33)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Upper Center
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Upper Center
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$35.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-39)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Lower Left
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Lower Left
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$55.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-40)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Upper Left
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Upper Left
In Stock
$55.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-41)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Upper Right
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Upper Right
In Stock
$55.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-42)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Lower Right
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Lower Right
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$55.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-43)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Ply Wing Joiner
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Ply Wing Joiner
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$4.95
(ECOMSE5A-71A-44)

Tail

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ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Horizontal Stab
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Horizontal Stab
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$60.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-61)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Rudder
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Rudder
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$30.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-62)

Hardware

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ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Hardware Pack 1 of 2 - nuts, bolts, screws, fuel tank, tires, engine mounts, wheels, templates
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Hardware Pack 1 of 2 - nuts, bolts, screws, fuel tank, tires, engine mounts, wheels, templates
Out of Stock
$39.95
(ECOMSE5A-71A-70)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Hardware Pack 2 or 2 - cf wing tubes, push rods, exhaust pipes
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Hardware Pack 2 or 2 - cf wing tubes, push rods, exhaust pipes
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$39.95
(ECOMSE5A-71A-71)

Fuselage & Other

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ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Cabane Struts (4)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Cabane Struts (4)
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$20.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-51)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Struts (4)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Wing Struts (4)
Out of Stock
$20.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-52)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Turtle Deck - Windscreen
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Turtle Deck - Windscreen
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$20.00
(ECOMSE5A-71A-53)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
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$29.95
(ECOMSE5A-71ACL)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Fuselage
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Fuselage
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$149.95
(ECOMSE5A-71AFU)
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Landing Gear
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Model ARF Replacement Landing Gear
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$75.00
(ECOMSE5A-71ALG)

 

 

Required and/or Related Items

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ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
ECOMRC Royal Aircraft Factory SE5A 71" Wingspan Replacement Cowl
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$29.95
(ECOMSE5A-71ACL)
ESM Aluminum Spinner Nut
ESM Aluminum Spinner Nut
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$9.95
(ESM-SP-NUT)
Hitec HS-5245MG 76 oz-in at 6v Mini Metal Gear Digital Servo
Hitec HS-5245MG 76 oz-in at 6v Mini Metal Gear Digital Servo
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$45.99
(HS5245)
TBM Servo Plug Wire Safety Clips - 10 in a Bag
TBM Servo Plug Wire Safety Clips - 10 in a Bag
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$4.95
(TBMWCLIPS)





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