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Sopwith Triplane Plans

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  • Scale: 2.4" - 1'
  • Wingspan: 65"
  • Length: 51"
  • Wing Area: 1715 sq/in
  • Weight: 19-21 lbs
  • Power: 30-40cc Gas

The Sopwith Triplane was a British single seat fighter aircraft designed and manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company during the First World War. It was the first military triplane to see operational service. The Triplane joined Royal Naval Air Service squadrons in early 1917 and was immediately successful. It was nevertheless built in comparatively small numbers and was withdrawn from active service as Sopwith Camels arrived in the latter half of 1917. Surviving Triplanes continued to serve as operational trainers until the end of the war.


The giant scale Sopwith Triplane plan set is 1/5 scale and consists of three large sheets that clearly illustrate all structure. The enoah G-38 plan shows the installation of fixed wire gear, servos and Zenoah G-38 engine and features one, one piece wing and two three piece wings.  The basic structures use conventional “modeling” tools and materials such as balsa and plywood, and the techniques are straightforward; easily accomplished by anyone with previous model building experience. There are many online building threads at www.rcuniverse.com forums and www.rcscalebuilder.com  forums for Nick’s plans. Tech support is also available via email at www.ziroliplans.com or by phone 9:00 to 5:00 Mon - Fri EST 631-467-4765. The plan includes full-size templates for all the required parts allowing you to cut a complete “kit” before you start construction. If you would like to purchase a wood kit see KIT CUTTER'S on selection bar at the top of each page.The plans have instructions and building notes on the plans. If you choose an engine not shown on the plans you should have it on hand when you start construction to make any changes needed for mounting. Nick Ziroli Plans recommends covering the airframe with an iron on cloth covering such as Solartex. Nick Ziroli Plans has building and scale accessories available for the Sopwith Triplane. 

Plans Specifications:
  • Specifications: Sopwith Triplane Plan
  • Scale: 1/5
  • Inches to the foot: 2.4" - 1'
  • Length: 51"
  • Weight: 19-21 lbs
  • Wing loading: 26-28oz/sqft
  • Wing area: 1715 sq.in
  • Wing span: 65"
  • Wing incidence at root: built in
  • Stab incidence: built in
  • Dihedral: 1 1/8" under W-10
  • Power: 30-40 cc gas
  • Aileron throws: 3/4" up and 3/4" down
  • Elevator throws: 3/4" up and 3/4" down
  • Rudder throws: 1.5" to right & 1.5" to left
  • Cowl length: 4.25"
  • Cowl height front: 9.25"
  • Cowl height rear: 9.25"
  • Cowl width front:: 9.25"
  • Cowl width rear: 9.25"
  • Engine offset degreese: 2 right 3 down
  • CG Location: 4 1/4"" back of rear of cowl
  • Requires:
  • Ziroli cowl
  • Engine: 30-40 cc gas
  • Spinner: vintage prop nut & washer
  • Fuel tank:: 16oz square
  • Control Horns: (2) 1/2", (2) 3/4"
  • Hinges: (22) DUBRO# 257 LG flat hinges
  • Covering: cloth
  • Main gear struts: 3/16" wire
  • Tail gear strut: Built up
  • Wheels Main: 6 5/8"
  • Radio channels: 4
  • Servos: Flaps n/a, Ailerons (2)70+oz BB, Elevators (1)70+oz BB, Rudder (1)70+oz BB, Gear n/a, Throttles (1)50oz BB
             MG-metal gear BB-ball bearing