Bristol F.2b S.No. C801 of No.5 Sqdn.
Post War Livery Bristol Fighter
The latest Microaces Bristol F.2b kit sees a substantial kit revision that incorporates a rib-less wing design for a more scale appearance, plus a number of new scale features and options to make it even more appealing to the scale enthusiast.
The Microaces Bristol F2b kit can arguably reclaim the title of 'the most detailed microscale aircraft of the Microaces range'. Now with strut mounted pitot tube and a 3D printed rotating fuel pressure pump prop mounted on the undercarriage included in the kit.
History in the Making
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. This beautiful silver winged aircraft served as part of RAF 5 Squadron in the 1920s in Quetta, India. No.5 Squadron used the Bristol F.2b in front line service right up until 1931. They were the last British squadron to de-commission this magnificent aircraft.
In addition to the detail already lavished on the Microaces Aero Bristol F.2b kit, the No.5 Squadron aircraft also includes the tropical radiator mounted under the nose (additional cooling required in the hot condition it was operating in) and the extended exhaust system down both sides of the fuselage. Enormous static appeal as well as a presence in the air that belies its diminutive 1/24th scale.
From 2022 this kit NOW INCLUDES...
This Microaces kit is now supplied 'as standard' with the most suitable Microaces motor/gearbox and propeller combination for the model.
So to complete the kit for radio controlled flight, all you need is an All In One (AIO) Receiver that's compatible with your transmitter.
Selecting the right receiver to complete your kit:
The Microaces AIO 5CH micro receiver is available with the following protocols. If unsure, check your transmitter instruction manual to find out which protocol(s) it uses. Then select the compatible receiver protocol below to view the appropriate receiver to add to your order.
|DSM2/X Compat.||S-FHSS Compat.||FrSky D8 Compat.||FrSky D16 Compat.|
The Bristol F.2b was originally designed as a bomber and, although it was much more successful as a fighter aircraft, it retained the capability to carry ordnance on three detachable racks on the underside of the lower wings.
We've 3D modeled the rack of four 25lb Cooper bombs and the more substantial Royal Laboratories 112lb HE bomb and rack that can be attached to any of the three points on the Brisfit to elevate the level of detail of this kit beyond anything available at this scale (and a good deal larger too).
The ordnance can be taken into the air too: the weight of the Cooper Bomb Rack is 1.8g and the RL 112lb Bomb and Rack is even lighter at only 1.2g. So the effect on flight performance is minimal.
Select your desired Detail Pack by clicking HERE
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
Aero Bristol F2b Model
|Controls||Rudder, Elevator, Throttle|
|Length||325mm / 12.8"|
|Wingspan||500mm / 19.7"|
|Wing Area||7.00 sq dm / 108.5 sq in.|
|Wing Load||7.61g/sq.dm / 2.49oz/sq.ft.|
Microaces 5CH AIO Receiver
|Rec. Motor / G.Box*||Microaces Micro Motor & Gearbox PLUS|
|Rec. Prop*||GWS 5030|
|Skill Level - Build||Intermediate|
|Skill Level - Pilot||Intermediate|
|Tools required||Scalpel, 180 Grit sandpaper or stick, straight edge, tweezers|
|Rec. Adhesive||Deluxe Materials Foam2Foam / Aliphatic glue|
*Now included in the kit
|NOW INCLUDES||Brushed Motor/Gearbox PLUS with standard prop shaft|
|GWS 5030 Prop and rubber prop adapter|
|SHEET PARTS||2mm laser cut Depron Airframe sheet|
|1mm printed & laser cut Depron fuselage sheet x 2|
|1mm printed & laser cut Depron flight surfaces sheet x 2|
|200 micron printed & laser cut polypropylene sheet x 2|
|polyester sticker sheet|
|LOOSE PARTS||0.8mm laser cut plywood motor mount|
|Two 30mm Ø rubber tires|
|Six noedymium magnets|
|50mm x 4mm Ø plastic tube|
|1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strips|
|1mm Ø carbon fibre rod|
|pre-shaped piano wire elevator & rudder control rods|
|3D printed fuel pump prop|
Spares & Accessories
For building and finishing your Microaces Aero Kit see our Spares & Accessories page.
A new illustrated and printed Assembly Guide is included with the kit.