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Microaces Airco DH.2 'William Curphey'


Flown by Captain William Curphey 1917

The Airco DH.2 was designed by none other than Geoffrey de Havilland, taking its first flight in 1915. The rear mounted prop provided great forward vision and, of course, prior to the invention of the interrupter mechanism, resolved the problem of forward facing armament shooting off the prop!

At its introduction to WWI, the DH.2 successfully put an end to the period known as the Fokker Scourge, countering the dominance of the Fokker Eindecker in the late summer of 1915.

Scotsman, William Curphey was one of the original pilots of 32 Squadron, which was posted with its Airco DH.2s to the Battle of the Somme in France on 28 May 1916. He scored six wins between 22 August 1916 and 7 February 1917.

On the 14th May 1917, Curphey was shot down by Leutnant Franz Walz as the German ace's seventh victory. Curphey's plane was 20 feet from a crashlanding when it burst into flames. He died of the resulting burns the following day, in a German field hospital in Bouchain.

History in the Making

Microaces love of aviation history ensures that the aircraft we reproduce as kits look fantastic on static display as well as in the air.

The Microaces DH.2 comes complete with a vac-formed nose and a spinning Gnome Monosoupape dummy rotary engine kit, that adds an incredible level of mechanical detail to this astounding model.  

Servos, Motor and prop INCLUDED in Kit

Due to the diminuitive size of the DH.2 fuselage, the kit employs an inventive method of control. To operate the tail feathers there is a specific arrangement of linear pull servos hooked up to a super micro receiver. The servos are included in the standard kit. The receiver is a sold seperately so you can choose the required protocol to match your transmitter.

The kit also includes a long shaft motor/gearbox to accomodate the spinning , dummy rotary engine and a 2 bladed 4.5" pusher prop. 

Choose your Receiver

The DH2 has little room for electronics, so the right equipment for the job is definitly our Super Micro Receiver (with integrated ESC) at only 1.1g. It is now available in all the protocols listed below. Choose the receiver compatible with your transmitter to complete the kit for flight!

DSM2/X Compat. S-FHSS Compat. FrSky D8 Compat.  FrSky D16 Compat. AFHDS Compat.

3D Printed Pilots

A fantastic enhancement to the kit, that really upgrades the level of realism is a 3 dimensional pilot. Add one (or two) to your order for the ultimate 'finishing touch'!

View the available 1/24th scale figures HERE


Microaces Airco DH.2 Model

Airframe Scale
Controls Rudder, Elevator, Throttle
Length 320mm / 12.6"
Wingspan 340mm / 13.4"
Wing Area 4.3 sq dm / 60 sq in.
Flying Weight. 34 - 36g/1.2 - 1.3oz
Wing Load ~8.1 g/sq.dm / 2.81 oz/sq.ft.

Microaces Super Micro 4CH receiver

Rec. Motor / G.Box

Microaces Motor Gearbox with LONG prop shaft (Included in standard kit)

Rec. Prop GWS 4530R Pusher Prop (Included in standard kit)
Rec. Battery 80 - 130mAh 1S Lipo
Skill Level - Build Difficult
Skill Level - Pilot Intermediate
Tools required Scalpel, 180 Grit sandpaper or stick, straight edge, tweezers
Rec. Adhesive Foam2Foam / 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
0.8mm plywood parts sheet
LOOSE PARTS Two 30mm Ø neoprene rubber tires
Vacuum formed scale Nose Cone
3D Printed pulley guides
10mm brass sleeve for rotary engine 
Two 4mm Ø noedymium magnets
100mm x 5mm Ø plastic tube
1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strip
1mm Ø carbon fibre rod
Rigging wire
NEW PARTS Left & Right Linear Servos
Motor/Gearbox with Long Prop Shaft
Reverse Pitch GWS4530R prop



Assembly Guide

Airco DH2 Assembly Guide


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