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Old 11-18-2011, 08:39 PM   #1
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Default 1/48 scale Sopwith Triplane 13 inch

I have always been on the look out for any indoor or micro WW1 subject as they always seem so graceful in the air and are slow flyers as a general rule. The kit materials and manual were first class. Anyone looking to add one to the fleet should take a very good look at this one. As the winds are running about 25 knots today I will be holding off the maiden flight. The attached jpg's show the completed kit and the rest of the fleet at the present time.

The paint was Model Master water based and the electronics were from a micro P-51. Wing span of 13 inches with 28 grams with out the battery.

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Old 11-19-2011, 02:46 AM   #2
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Very nice. You're not really going to take that outside are you?

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Old 11-19-2011, 03:34 AM   #3
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Looks fantastic!! I really like the paint job...What motor ?
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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Looks fantastic!! I really like the paint job...What motor ?
The motor came from PZ P51 kit that had run it's course. The way the kit is designed this was a no brainer to drop in. Thanks for the kind words on the finished product, now if it will fly as good as it looks....


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Old 11-26-2011, 01:13 AM   #5
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Looks very nice.
Interesting wing bracing - in flight its under compression.
Given its small span that's a huge prop. Without ailerons will it be able to handle the torque?
Do let us know how you get on.
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That looks really sweet. I've been thinking about scratch-building a Sopwith tripe out of blue FFF.

p.s. which kit, exactly, is this?

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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
That looks really sweet. I've been thinking about scratch-building a Sopwith tripe out of blue FFF.

p.s. which kit, exactly, is this?
What size Sopwith Tripe you wanting to make? I scratch built one out of dollar tree foam and pink foam using GWS Tiger Moth wings. It flys great.


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Now for my last stunt, a forward flip on landing.
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Originally Posted by mclarkson View Post
That looks really sweet. I've been thinking about scratch-building a Sopwith tripe out of blue FFF.

p.s. which kit, exactly, is this?
I ran across this kit on the RcGroups board. They seem to have a large following on the plane and the kit construction. This is a lazer cut kit done very clean and easy to build. Below is the link to the thread with contact info. I do not know the person selling the kits but everyone is pleased with the outfit.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1443474

Still no maiden flight....

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I love the DH2!

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Tiny!
I guess for the motor/electronics you get one of these http://secure.hobbyzone.com/search/HBZ4952.html

Anyone try any of these, converting over to rc?
http://www.guillow.com/200series.aspx
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What size Sopwith Tripe you wanting to make? I scratch built one out of dollar tree foam and pink foam using GWS Tiger Moth wings. It flys great.
I'm thinking about 26" - 28" wingspan, using blue FFF.

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Originally Posted by prof_fate View Post
Anyone try any of these, converting over to rc?
http://www.guillow.com/200series.aspx
Take a look here.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...61#post9275360

Now for my last stunt, a forward flip on landing.
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