This authentic Sopwith Camel COMPLETE KIT contains all wood, metal and hardware to build the fuselage, wing, tail, undercarriage, control, strut, cowl, fuel & oil, and windscreen sections. In addition, the COMPLETE KIT includes a set of Replicraft Sopwith Camel drawings. We estimate it will take approximately 2,000 man hours to assemble; welding is not required as all complex metal pieces come assembled. The Sopwith CAMEL is for experienced pilots only.
This kit does not include the engine, propeller, covering, flying wires or instrumentation due to owner preference.
This Kit contains the following sub-kits and is made-to-order. Although we inventory metal fittings for these kits, kit components will not be fabricated until receipt of your order and deposit. Please allow 8-12 months based on production back-log and raw material availibility.
⦁ Flight Control Kit contains pulleys, cables, fairleads, joystick, rudder pedal bar, air brake controls, pilots seat, and necessary hardware for single pilot configuration.
⦁ Fuselage Kit contains all wood & metal components, bracing wire, turnbuckles and hardware to build a complete fuselage structure based on the original Sopwith drawings. Full scale, no welding required. Does not include fabric covering.
⦁ Wing Kit contains all the ribs, riblets, nosing, wing tips, trailing edge, spars, metal fittings, bracing wire, ferrules, turnbuckles, and hardware to assemble wings and ailerons. No welding or painting of metal components required. Does not include fabric covering.
⦁ Tail Kit contains all wood, metal and other components required to assemble the horizontal stabilizer. The vertical stabilizer, rudder and elevator are supplied as pre-assembled units. No welding or painting of metal components (made of 1810 steel) is required.
⦁ Undercarriage Kit contains complete components including the left and right “V” struts (made of 4130 steel), axle, axle fairings, wheels & tyres, tail skid, bungees and hardware.
⦁ Strut Kit contains cabane and interplane struts made of 4130 steel with socket assemblies.
⦁ Cowl and Panel Kit contains engine cowling, metal panels and access doors on fuselage. Hardware included.
⦁ Fuel Tank Kit contains a 60 gallon metal fuel tank (stainless steel), straps, and installation hardware. Does not include fuel piping.
⦁ Oil Tank Kit contains 10.5 gallon 20 gauge metal oil tank, straps, and installation hardware. Does not include piping.
⦁ Windscreen Kit contains the complete windscreen assembly with padding. Originally bolted to rear of machine gun, alternative fitment can also be used.
All components produced to original Sopwith specifications, RFC version.