Thread Tools
Old Apr 23, 2012, 04:12 AM
tenacious101010 is offline
Find More Posts by tenacious101010
Citizen of the Universe
tenacious101010's Avatar
Discussion

80 inch wspan Sopwith Triplane


Finally, after 45 years of static display and living in a crate, it FLIES! When this was built and flown one time in 1967, they had no idea electric powered RC planes would be so popular. This 80 inch wingspan plane flies great on a Tacon 110 with 7 Lipo cells. ITS ALIVE!!!!
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Apr 23, 2012, 04:15 AM
cr8tive_leo is offline
Find More Posts by cr8tive_leo
Registered User
cr8tive_leo's Avatar
Absolutely beautiful!
Old Apr 23, 2012, 06:48 AM
alibongo is offline
Find More Posts by alibongo
Registered User
alibongo's Avatar
Do you by any chance have a link to a video?
Old Apr 23, 2012, 09:05 PM
semperfi1970 is offline
Find More Posts by semperfi1970
Registered User
semperfi1970's Avatar
I am amazed that after 45 years the silkspan and dope are intact. Most often the dope shrinks to the piont were it warps the wings or becomes brittle, whatever comes first. Great plane, would love to see a video. One is to asume that was scratch built?
Old Apr 23, 2012, 10:19 PM
trumps is offline
Find More Posts by trumps
What's 3D?
trumps's Avatar
fantastic work, great to see the rebirth of such a classic!
Old Apr 25, 2012, 12:17 AM
spudandcat is offline
Find More Posts by spudandcat
Registered User
+1 mate , she is impressive, got some video? that would be cool
good stuff
spud
Old Apr 25, 2012, 06:14 AM
tenacious101010 is offline
Find More Posts by tenacious101010
Citizen of the Universe
tenacious101010's Avatar
Heres a short video of the first flight a buddy of mine took. Next time, we will get video of both Tripes at the same time. We had to give it max downtrim to fly it the first flight. You can see how it just jumped into the air. This was built with an adjustable horizontal stab, after the first flight I adjusted it and the elevator to give it a whole lot more down and it flew great.
Denny

45 year old sopwith triplane model takes flight (3 min 6 sec)
Last edited by tenacious101010; Apr 25, 2012 at 06:22 AM.
Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:36 AM
trumps is offline
Find More Posts by trumps
What's 3D?
trumps's Avatar
Looks stunning in the air mate, lands just like a rotary engined fighter as well

Love it
thanks
Craig
Old Apr 25, 2012, 10:16 PM
semperfi1970 is offline
Find More Posts by semperfi1970
Registered User
semperfi1970's Avatar
Thanks for the vid, very nice plane.
Old Apr 28, 2012, 03:56 PM
Bob Byrnes is offline
Find More Posts by Bob Byrnes
Registered User
I see the problem, there's no pilot !!!
What a terrific model, Thanks for sharing


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Build Log Dare/Tritle Sopwith Triplane Build CarreraGTSCS Scale Kit/Scratch Built 161 Mar 22, 2014 08:16 PM
Sold Red Rascal NIB ARF 52 inch wing $80 icharus Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 4 Apr 06, 2012 11:13 AM
Sold Kavan Sopwith Triplane NEW IN BOX CarreraGTSCS Aircraft - Electric - Micro & Indoor Airplanes (FS/W) 6 Oct 30, 2011 04:21 PM
Sold Kavan Sopwith Triplane NIB FREE SHIPPING CarreraGTSCS Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 1 Oct 27, 2011 03:46 PM
Discussion 3 ch- 5.5 inch span Cartoon Scale DR-1 triplane! Joe Malinchak Scratchbuilt Indoor and Micro Models 4 Sep 26, 2011 01:20 PM