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Sopwith Pup ( 18 in. / 45.7 cm )

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Sopwith Pup

Davud Beavor's Sopwith Pup

The Sopwith Pup was a British single-seater biplane fighter aircraft built by the Sopwith Aviation Company. It entered service with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in the autumn of 1916. With pleasant flying characteristics and good manoeuvrability, the aircraft proved very successful. The Pup was eventually outclassed by newer German fighters, but it was not completely replaced on the Western Front until the end of 1917. Remaining Pups were relegated to Home Defence and training units. The Pup's docile flying characteristics also made it ideal for use in aircraft carrier deck landing and takeoff experiments.

The model is designed for "Round The Pole" flight (RTP). I haven't seen one of these for a very long time and, voila, here one is. Do a search for RTP flying or look at the attached video here to get an idea of round the pole flight. That is the total of my experience (?) and understanding about "Round-The-Pole" (RTP) model flight.

The download file contains two (2) sheets - one for the fuselage another for the wings and horizontal stabilizer. The plans are clearly drawn with ample notes and diagrams to aid the builder in completing a very nice RTP model airplane. Even though this model is designed for RTP flight it could be modified for free-flight or a micro radio control system. For that matter an adventurous builder could modify other small (less than 20" wingspan) models for RTP.

By: kenb

Text Copyright: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sopwith_Pup
Details: Full Details
ID: 90963
File Size: 1.1 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Round-The-Pole
Use: Fighter
Motor: Electric-Powered
Wingspan: 18 in. / 45.7 cm
Publisher: Davud Beavor
Designer: Davud Beavor
Weight:8 oz.
Listing Editor: kenb
Added: 24/05/2015 10:14
Updated: 10/05/16 08:08:59pm
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Hello, I'm Ken Barclay

Flew first powered model airplane: 1/2A CL - 1953
Competed in AMA sanctioned events: C/L Combat, C/L Scale 1955-1961
USAF - 1962 - 1968 RC-130, RB-50, C-47, C-54, CH-56, RC-135
1st R/C: Falcon 56 with HeathKit radio
Resumed R/C: 2008 - Prefer stand-off scale (semi-scale) model airplanes

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Plan ID:90963
Keywords:Sopwith Pup British WW1 fighter electric power round-the-pole
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Fighter
Wingspan: 18 in. / 45.7 cm
Wingspan Class:Less-Than-50cm (20in)
Wing Position:Multiple-Wings
Wing Style:Biplane
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Electric-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:8 oz.
Weight Class:200g-To-300g (7.0oz-To-10.5oz)
Construction Skills:Novice
Pilot Skills:Novice
Publisher:Davud Beavor
Designer:Davud Beavor
Category:PDF Bitmap Model Airplane Plans
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