Britain’s best fighter planes in WWI were the famed Sopwith Camel and the SE5. The SE5 was faster and more maneuverable than the German fighters and therefore helped maintain Allied air superiority.
This kit is a 1:6 scale flying model. Not only is this a great rubber powered aircraft, this jumbo model is also very popular for conversion to electric or gas powered flight. Pre-1942 design, eligible for Society of Antique Modelers (SAM) contests.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size rolled plan, hand picked printed balsa and balsa strip wood, rubber motor, 12" EB propeller, EBM thrust bearing, TissueCal™ markings, clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire, and Easy Built Lite tissue in olive green and light sky blue. To build this model you will need a building board, hobby knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
Markings for SE5 are printed on white Easy Built Lite white tissue.item B265 Price: $15.95/set
Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, glue stick, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, Minus Magnets 20 pack, and Rubber Powered Model Airplanes book. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B329 Price: $79.95
Excludes the book on rubber power and the glue stick. Includes a hobby knife, 5 blades, straight point tweezers, 5.5" x 9" Self Healing Cutting Mat, Jet Instant glue, Jet Super glue, Jet Tips, canopy glue/tacky glue, MagnaBoard XL™ set, and Minus Magnets 20 pack. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B332 Price: $66.95
Includes Sanding Stick with 120, 240, 320, 400, and 600 grit belts, Pull Saw Blade, K5 Heavy Duty Knife with beveled blade, Narrow Keyhole Saw Blades 5 pack, Curved Tip Tweezers, 1/16" Ball Tip Burnisher, Jewelers Needle Point Awl, Steel Ruler 6" x 1" with drill gauge, 15 piece drill set (1.05mm - 2mm). Save 15% off individually priced items.item B330 Price: $45.99
Includes a 10:1 winder, moldable nose weight, FAI SuperSport rubber 32 feet each 3/32", 1/8", and 3/16" and 32 feet EBM 1/16" rubber. Save 20% off individually priced items.item B331 Price: $34.95
Thomas Ellmann built a beautiful pair of SE5 planes and converted them to RC. 10 x 5 prop, 8 GP 2000 NiMH cells, weight with pilot is 930 grams.
"Motor: 25C 1800 Ma 14.8 LiPoly. It will jump off ground on takeoff. Climbs at about 70 degrees. Fun to fly. I installed a ram machine gun but took it back out couldn't hear it." - Mitchell H. Underwood
"Here are pictures of your 50" SE5 as a base for William (Billy) Bishop SE5a plane. Weight 6.0 lbs, brushed motor, 4 cell lipo, Wing cube loading 7.8 Sport scale aerobatic. I expect this to be an excellent flyer." - Neil Taylor
Here is a gas conversion built by Bill Penney. Read how Bill converted this model to Gas powered flight.