Sopwith Camel (oz11932)


Sopwith Camel (oz11932) 1946 - plan thumbnail

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Sopwith Camel. Control line scale model WWI biplane fighter. For Bantam engine.

Quote: "The Sopwith Camel made its appearance shortly after 'Bloody April' in 1917, during which time our pilots were taking a terrific beating from the new and more powerful Albatros D.III. The Camel, along with the SE5 and SPAD was largely responsible for returning air superiority back to the Allies.

Color of the ship flown by Col Roy Collishaw is as follows: motor cowling and fin - silver. Fuselage and upper surface of wings - olive drab. Undersurfaces of wings - light blue. Tail surfacess were similar. Cocarde - red center then white, with blue outer circle. Rudder - blue at rudder post, then white, then red.

Armament - two Vickers machine guns. Span of both top and bottom wings - 28 ft 0 in. Length - 18 ft 9 in, height - 9 ft 0 in. Powered by a nine cylinder Clerget rotary engine of 130 hp. Top speed was about 133 mph.

For details of control-line systems see page 24 of the air trails model annual for 1946.

Fuselage construction: Cut both sides to shape then mount uprights. Attach both sides together at rear and add top and bot-tom cross members. Cement bottom in place, add top blocks & carve to cross section. Form cowling, cement motor mounts, etc..."

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  • (oz11932)
    Sopwith Camel
    from Modern Hobbycraft
    28in span
    Scale IC C/L Biplane Military Fighter Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 17/01/2020
    Filesize: 739KB
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    Credit*: JJ
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"For details of control-line systems see page 24 of the air trails model annual for 1946." - which can be found here:, no less, page 24 is on part A :-)
Miguel - 04/02/2020
I put a Cox .020 in a Guillow Camel MANY years ago, to fly C/L. It was a huge FLOP, literally. The plane rolled 18" on the ground, and promptly flipped on its back... every time! Later I read that MORE Camels were lost on take-off accidents than to enemy fire! Oh well.
Ole Bill - 05/02/2020
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