Sopwith Triplane Full-Size Kit:
Our full-size Sopwith Triplane Kit contains period correct wood, metal fittings, cables, and hardware, ready-to-assemble. No welding required as our complex metal fittings are pre-assembled. Based on the original factory drawings, this single-seater, three winged aeroplane is the largest and most complex of all our kits. Assemble by yourself or with our assistance, or have the experts at KipAero assemble one for you.
Sopwith Triplane Sub-Kit & Components:
The Sopwith Triplane is available as a complete kit, as a series of sub-kits or as portions of a sub-kit..
Fuselage Kit: Wooden longerons and cross-members, wire and cable, & metal fittings
Wing Kit: Spruce spars and ribs, metal fittings, wire and cable for the three wings
Tail Kit: Wooden structure, stabilizers, rudder, elevators, wire and cable. Components come pre-assembled; no welding required.
Undercarriage Kit: Left and right undercarriage struts, axle fairing, wheels, axle, tail skid, & bungees
Strut Kit: Cabane and interplane struts with socket assemblies
Cowl & Panel Kit: Engine cowling, fuselage metal panels and access doors
Flight Controls Kit: Pulleys, cables, joy stick, rudder bar, airbrake controls, elevator controls & pilots’ seat
Fuel Tank Kit: 60 gallon tank with straps and mounting hardware
Oil Tank Kit: 10½ gallon metal tank with straps and mounting hardware
Windscreen Kit: pilots’ windscreens
Complete Kit: All kits listed above priced as one.
At this time, vintage enthusiasts supply their own power plant, instrumentation, flying wires, and fabric covering according to their preference.
Although we inventory many of the metal fittings for these kits, most wood and other components will not be fabricated until receipt of your order. Please allow 4-6 months depending on back-log. Questions? Please give us a call at (888) 243-0440 or use our contact page.