Sopwith Pup


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Sopwith Pup  
by Kenneth McDonough
from Aeromodeller
February 1960 
27in span
Tags: Scale IC F/F Biplane Military Fighter
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 23/08/2011 at:
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About this Plan

Sopwith Pup - Free flight gas scale model of the WWI fighter. Pendulum elevator control shown. For .5 to .8 cc power. Scale is 1/12th.

Quote: - "The Sopwith Pup has been described as the 'perfect flying machine' and its simple classical lines bear eloquent testimony to its outstanding qualities. During its active career as a fighting scout on the Western Front both in the R.N.A.S. and R.F.C. the Pup proved its worth in a variety of duties. No less than 1,770 Pups were built and interesting variants included some using skid undercarriages with an arrester hook for early carrier deck operation. Its name was never official and was said to have derived from reference to it as an offspring of the Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (which is available as APS plan CL/651 for a 48in acrobatic model, price 7s. 6d.) Another free flight power model of the Pup to 1/8th full size scale, and suitable for 1-1.5cc engine already exists in Plans Service as FSP/305 price 5s. 6d. plus 6d. post.
Sopwith aircraft always have been popular scale model subjects, and this 1/12th scale 26-1/2in span version for the increasingly popular .5 to .8cc engine size fills the APS range admirably. Construction closely follows that of the actual aircraft and Ken McDonough's own cutaway drawing is a grand aid to assembly..."

Update 16/12/2016: added article, thanks to RFJ.

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