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Apr 23, 2012, 04:12 AM
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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!!!!
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Apr 23, 2012, 04:15 AM
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Absolutely beautiful!
Apr 23, 2012, 06:48 AM
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Do you by any chance have a link to a video?
Apr 23, 2012, 09:05 PM
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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?
Apr 23, 2012, 10:19 PM
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fantastic work, great to see the rebirth of such a classic!
Apr 25, 2012, 12:17 AM
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+1 mate , she is impressive, got some video? that would be cool
good stuff
Apr 25, 2012, 06:14 AM
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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.

45 year old sopwith triplane model takes flight (3 min 6 sec)
Last edited by tenacious101010; Apr 25, 2012 at 06:22 AM.
Apr 25, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Looks stunning in the air mate, lands just like a rotary engined fighter as well

Love it
Apr 25, 2012, 10:16 PM
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Thanks for the vid, very nice plane.
Apr 28, 2012, 03:56 PM
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I see the problem, there's no pilot !!!
What a terrific model, Thanks for sharing

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