Nieuport 17 C.1 'A213' Albert Ball
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 Nieuport 17 C.1 kit replicates one of the most famous French designed sesquiplane fighters of WWI. The livery of this particular kit is that of A213 flown by Albert Ball, the first British Ace to become a national hero.
Ball racked up 44 victories, the majority of which were at the controls of his beloved Nieuports. He later transfered to the SE5a but was not enamoured with the aircraft at all.
In the air he prefered to hunt alone and adopted a technique of stalking his prey from below, aiming his Lewis gun upwards on its mount and firing into the fuselage when at close range. A method that would foster admiration from his fellow pilots due to the skill needed to both fire and fly simultaneously and amass an impressive tally over a relatively short period of time.
On one mission Ball used a salvo of Prieur Rockets fired from the interplane struts of his Nieuport 17 to break up a formation of Roland C.IIs and pick off one of the pilots in the ensuing attack.
Albert Ball's death in May 1917 brought about a national mourning in England. He was memorialised as the 'Wonder Boy of the RFC'.
Included in this multi-media kit is a vac-formed cowl, unique to Ball's N17, and spinning dummy rotary engine kit. The resulting model has an incredible level of mechanical and visual detail that look great on display but even better when airborne.
*FREE Rocket Detail Pack included in kit if ordered before 16th June 2023
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.
|FrSky D8 Compat.
|FrSky D16 Compat.
Invented by Frenchman Yves Le Prieur, the Prieur Rocket was an early air to air incendiary missile used against observation balloons and airships. Mounted on the interplane struts of fighter aircraft such as the N17, they were fired electrically from a switch in the cockpit.
Microaces have re-created the Prieur rocket stacks for detailing the Nieuport 17 kit. A formidable sight both on the ground and in the air. They are light enough not to affect the performance of the model yet add an exceptional level of detail to the kit.
3D Printed Pilots
A fantastic enhancement to the kit, that really upgrades the level of realism is a 3 dimensional pilot. Add one to your order for the ultimate 'finishing touch'!
Microaces Nieuport 17 C.1 Kit
|Rudder, Elevator, Throttle
|250mm / 9.8"
|360mm / 14.2"
|3.3 sq dm / 51 sq in.
|36 - 38g/1.2 - 1.3oz
|~11.2 g/sq.dm / 3.7 oz/sq.ft.
|Rec. Motor / G.Box*
Microaces Motor Gearbox with LONG prop shaft
|Skill Level - Build
|Skill Level - Pilot
|Scalpel, 180 Grit sandpaper or stick, straight edge, tweezers
|Deluxe Materials Foam2Foam / Aliphatic glue
*Now included in the kit
|Brushed Motor/Gearbox with long prop shaft
|GWS 4530 Prop and rubber prop adapter
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
|Full colour Assembly Guide
|Two 30mm Ø neoprene rubber tires
|Vacuum formed scale cowl and spinner
10mm brass sleeve for rotary engine
|Two 4mm Ø noedymium magnets
|100mm x 6mm Ø plastic tube
|200mm x 5mm Ø plastic tube
|1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strip
|1mm Ø carbon fibre rod
pre-shaped piano wire elevator & rudder control rods
Click on Guide to download PDF file