This Sopwith Triplane COMPLETE Kit contains all the wood, metal parts, and hardware to assemble the sub-components: fuselage, wing, tail, undercarriage, control, strut, cowl, fuel & oil, and windscreen. This Kit includes a set of Replicraft Sopwith Triplane drawings and we estimate approximately 2,000 man hours to assemble the Tripehound kit.
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 availability.
⦁ 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 top, middle and bottom wings, center sections and ailerons based on the original Sopwith drawings. No welding or painting of metal components required.
⦁ 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 is required.
⦁ 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. No welding required.
⦁ Strut Kit contains cabane and interplane struts made of 4130 steel with socket assemblies.
⦁ Cowl & Panel Kit contains engine cowling, metal panels and access doors on fuselage. Hardware included.
⦁ Fuel Tank Kit contains 60 gallon metal fuel tank, straps, and installation hardware. Does not include piping.
⦁ Oil Tank Kit contains 10.5 gallon metal oil tank, straps, and installation hardware. Does not include piping.
⦁ Windscreen Kit 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.