WWI Single Seat Fighter Kit:
The Sopwith Pup Kit contains period correct wood, metal fittings, cables, and hardware, all ready-to-assemble. Based on the original factory drawings, this full-size Pup is a sporting single-seater aeroplane.
What’s Included in Sopwith Pup Kit:
Complete Kit: all of the sub-kits listed below priced together along with instructions, a set of original drawings, and unlimited toll-free support from our customer service department.
Fuselage Kit: Wooden longerons and cross-members, wire & cable, and painted, stainless steel metal fittings.
Wing Kit: Spruce spars and ribs, riblets, painted 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, and 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 with armored pilot seat.
Fuel & Oil Tank Kit: A partitioned tank with straps and installation hardware.
Windscreen Kit: pilots’ windscreen.
What You Need:
The vintage aviation enthusiast supplies the following according to their preferences:
- Engine (we recommend the Gnome 100hp rotary engine from CAMS)
- Flying wires
- Fabric covering
Time Frame for Easy Build:
We estimate approximately 1,500 man hours to build the Sopwith Pup. No welding is required, only varnishing wood components and assembly. Just think of it as a giant erector set.
Assemble by yourself or with our assistance, or have the experts at KipAero assemble one for you. Please inquire.
Time Frame to Receive Kit:
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.