Sopwith Dolphin (oz486)


Sopwith Dolphin (oz486) by RV Smith 1932 - plan thumbnail

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Sopwith Dolphin. Rubber scale model biplane.

First published in Oct 1932 Model Airplane News, later kitted by Golden Age Reproductions.

Quote: "Sopwith Dolphin. Complete instructions and plans to build a carefully designed flying scale modedl of one of the finest pursuit ships of the World War. By Robert Vail Smith.

The Sopwith Dolphin, although not so well known as some of the many other airplanes, put up a creditable performance in the World War. It presented a formidable appearance due to the negatievs stagger of the wings and the lessened gap between them. The Dolphins were especially well adapted for the installation of the 200 and 300 horsepower Hispano-Suiza engines which had reached productive and improved stage. Among many things which drove terror into the enemy was the carrying of four machine guns.

The Dolphin model showed remarkable characteristics in flying, attaining a good altitude and also covering long distances. The model described herein, weighing less than one ounce, takes off and lands remarkably well considering that it is a flying scale model..."

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