Aircraft represents Naval 10 Black Flight N5487 "Black Prince" flown
by Flight Lieutenant William "Mel" Alexander.
References: Windsock Datafile; www.theaerodrome.com; Photos of Calgary
Aerospace Museums reproduction Sopwith Triplane courtesy of Tom Morgan
The Eduard kit is quite good with clear instructions, good assortment of photo
etch parts and well detailed plastic. The only problem I had was with the
decals, which had dried out and tore very easily. Fortunately a friend had the
Black Flight kit so I was able to replace the decals that fell apart. The kit
goes together nicely with very little filler needed. I used a combination of
invisible thread (pre stretched by hanging a hammer with about 16 feet of
thread) and .005 steal wire for the rigging and control wires. When using the
thread micro holes were drilled and thread was drawn through, weighted (fishing
weights) then super glued. This process worked well.