This full-size Sopwith 1½ Strutter kit contains period correct wood, metal fittings, cables, and hardware, ready-to-assemble. Based on the original factory drawings, this two-seater aeroplane can be configured with either single or dual flight controls. The vintage enthusiast supplies their own engine, instrumentation, flying wires and fabric covering according to their preference. Assemble by yourself or with our assistance, or have the experts at KipAero assemble one for you.
Sopwith 1½ Strutter Sub Kits:
The Sopwith 1½ Strutter 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
Tail Kit: Wooden structure, stabilizers, rudder, elevators, wire and cable
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
Fuel Tank Kit: 40 gallon tank
Oil Tank Kit: 10½ gallon tank
Windscreen Kit: pilots’ and gunners’ windscreens
Complete Kit: All kits listed above in single or dual controls.
At this time, the vintage enthusiast supplies their own engine, 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.