[WWI] Sopwith Triplane

Bob Pearson bpearson at citytel.net
Mon Oct 10 01:38:09 EDT 2016

Think he designed the one I have ... nope just checked and it was Pat Tritle and it is 35” span for a 400 electric motor. I bought a kit for a brushless motor that looks like a rotary that was fun to build. I actually have everything I need for it .. I just have to get around to finishing it. The Taube you sent me needs a new gear and then it is ready to go again as well.

I also have a 30” E-Flite SE5a to do up at some point


From: sperry11 
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2016 9:51 PM
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Subject: Re: [WWI] Sopwith Triplane

Thanks Bob. This is an RNAS squadron and i seem to recall they were big on PC12. OTOH, the PC10 versions i have seen images of look way better. Then theres where i work which makes PC12 one of my least favorite colors, looks like the aeration basin just before the process goes south. 

This one is a Peter Rake design. One of his earlier ones as the motor plate is designed for an Olympus belt drive. Nice because it will take a larger, more scale prop.

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From: Bob Pearson <bpearson at citytel.net> 
Date: 10/9/16 11:28 PM (GMT-05:00) 
To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org> 
Subject: Re: [WWI] Sopwith Triplane 

That is one of those subjects that the debate continues on, there is solid reasoning to both arguments so go with what you like.

What kit you doing? or is it scratchbuilt. I have a 33” Dare Tripe that awaits its RC innards and covering for a decade now. . to all intents it is now a hanging sculpture in my workroom


From: sperry11 
Sent: Sunday, October 09, 2016 3:28 PM
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Subject: Re: [WWI] Sikorsky Ilya Muromets

We got lucky. It was the other side of the State that got the heavy weather. We just had a couple of rainy and breezy days. I used that time in the shop to get a start on an electric powered RC Sop Tripe, bout 40 inches or so.

I was going to do it as one of the Black Flight. Ive seen pictures of paintings and replicas showing Black Flight machines in both PC 10 and PC12. Which is correct? Or is this another indeterminate can of B&W photo interpertation worms?
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