Sopwith Strutter

 

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Sopwith Strutter  
by Ian L Rae
from Aeromodeller
May 1966 
34in span
Tags: Scale IC F/F Biplane Military
all formers complete :)
got article :)


Submitted to Outerzone: 07/03/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8523 | Filesize: 1022KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: Circlip

   

About this Plan

Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter - Free flight scale model WWI biplane for .5cc engines. Wingspan 33-1/2 in. Scale is 1/12.

Quote: - "The Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter is a natural selection for free flight power with its generous tail area and slim fuselage, but surprisingly few models have been seen to date. One exception is Brian Sichi's control line model [see oz1239] in our plans range. Extra details for scale can be gleaned from the 1/72 and 1/48 APS scale drawings ...a pendulum controlled elevator stabilises the model in the event of gust effect and is another safety factor. The prototype used a .5cc DC Dart that provided ample power for all conditions. Top weight should be 14 oz and most modellers ought to come out well below that figure."

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