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Manzano Laser Works WW1 SE5a KIt Review


We have had a very impressive laser cut wood kit out for review and we’re finally ready for some test flights.

The review plane is a 54-inch span WW1 SE-5a biplane designed by Peter Rake

and manufactured by Manzano Laser Works.

Watch for a review in a future issue of Model Airplane News coming soon.



Wingspan: 54″

Length: 40″

Weight: 69 oz

Wing area: 900 sq.in.


Recommended power (prototype):

Speed600 Race

Olympus 2.33:1 belt drive


12x6MA prop



Manzano Laser Works (MLW) is the work of Charlie and Vicki (the Laser Master) Bice who provide a wide variety of laser cut kits at reasonable prices.

MLW also provides custom cutting of your designs. The equipment used is the Epilog Legend EXT laser engraver/cutter. Maximum size of articles is 36″x24″x12″. Round articles are engraved using a special rotary fixture. For most product and technical questions:

email charlie@manzanolaser.com; For artistic advice and ordering questions: vicki@manzanolaser.com


Mailing address

PO Box 1023

Cedar Crest, NM 87008


Telephone: 505-286-2640 Please call between 8am and 5pm US Mountain Time, M-F

Updated: April 7, 2011 — 5:35 PM

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