Slight Seconds Sopwith Triplane
At VMC, absolute quality is highly important to us.
We thoroughly check each sheet of cut parts for unwanted artefacts from the laser cutting process and occasionally we find rejects.
What's wrong with them? Sometimes there is a slightly burned edge, sometimes the laser hasn't fully cut through a part.
It's all very trivial for the average modeller who can fashion the odd part from the balsa sheet offcuts.
It doesn't feel right to simply waste these parts by throwing them away, so instead we are offering them to those of you out there who don't mind having a few questionable parts and would rather have a big discount.
At a Glance
- Power System - Rubber Free Flight
- Wingspan - 18" (460mm)
- Approximate AUW - 25g
- Difficulty - Beginner
Four balsa sheets with laser cut parts and strip wood (some or all of the sheets may have defects).
PVA glue for building the wooden frames.
One 150mm diameter plastic propeller.
One pre-bent motor hook and shaft.
A 150mm long piece of 6.4mm diameter balsa dowel for the engine cylinders and gun details.
Three low friction plastic ‘nose’ bushings– one for the propeller and two for the undercarriage wheels.
Piano wire for the main undercarriage legs.
A matchstick for the tail skid.
Three cocktail sticks or toothpicks, one for the motor peg and the others for use in various details
Rubber motor strip.
Tissue to cover the model.
Parts reference sheets (W), full size summary plan sheets (X), scheme diagram sheet (Y) and scheme markings (Z) printed on lightweight paper.
SOPWITH TRIPLANE ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION BOOKLET COPY
Download a spare copy of the instruction booklet included in your kit here:Sopwith Triplane Instruction Booklet
SOPWITH TRIPLANE MARKINGS SHEET
Click the link below to download a pdf version of the markings sheet included in the Sopwith Triplane kit.
The markings sheet should fit onto a single A4 page and may be printed onto your own paper or decal transfer sheet.
Additional roundels for those of you that wish to re-create an alternative scheme
SOPWITH TRIPLANE PATTERNS SHEET
Click the link below to download a pdf version of the patterns for paper/card parts originally drawn on the plan.
This will save you from having to cut into your beautiful plan!
Built, filmed, edited and produced by the amazing Rob Brennan
- 18" (460mm)