Building A Sopwith 1½ Strutter

Building a Sopwith 1½ Strutter

After years of research, the Sopwith project started. First, sourcing period correct materials was harder than you think. Secondly, engineering the assembly jigs and processes. Third, preparing the longerons, vertical struts, spreaders, and metal fittings for assembly. Finally, the assembly.

In our kits, all the wood pieces are cut and tapered, the metal fittings dipped in rust-preventative paint, and complex metal pieces formed and welded together according to the original Sopwith factory drawings. In that capacity, the vintage enthusiast will only have to varnish and assemble. Just think of it as a life-size erector set. Yes, now the vintage enthusiast can build their own Sopwith 1½ Strutter, Sopwith Pup, Sopwith Triplane or Sopwith Camel to have an original, WWI flying experience.

Our kits come with an instruction manual, a photocopied set of original drawings, and unlimited toll-free support from our customer service department to help you build your Sopwith aeroplane.

Follow the building of the Sopwith 1½ Strutter below.