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Sopwith Triplane with skis//Eduard//1:48
KrzysiekK
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Posted: Saturday, October 08, 2016 - 02:49 PM UTC
Hello,

Tripe below represents N5486, which was transferred to Russia in May 1917. One can see the picture of her in Windsock data file just before Russian revolution, still bearing British markings.
Eduard’s Trip was equipped with PE part and resin rotary engine, which was enhanced little bit by me. I do not recon any significant problems during the building despite the wings assembly and repositioning of outer struts angle, which has not been accomplished in 100%








and some gymnastics


regards
K

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Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 05:12 AM UTC
That's really excellent!
Merlin
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 01:20 AM UTC
Hi Krzysztof

I don't know how I missed this one until now - it's gorgeous! You should submit is as a Feature so we can highlight it on the front page.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:59 PM UTC

Great!
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:50 AM UTC
Krzysztof,
Fantastic work and a subject we rarely see.
I'm still a long way from achieving results like that on my WW1 models.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 - 10:41 PM UTC
‘...On May 4th 1917 Sopwith Triplane N5486 left the Royal Naval Air Service depot at White City for shipment to Arkhangelsk. Presented to the Imperial Russian Government, the plane was intended for evaluation. Despite the excellent climb rate and maneuverability, no orders for more...were placed.’ Sopwith Triplane N5486 came to the Red Army after Oct.1917. In the hands of Russia’s Aviators the unconventional Sopwith Triplane was to take its place in the early history of Russian aviation. Her operational career in subsequent years provides unique reading. She was still intact and on display at the Air Force Museum at Monino outside Moscow in 1994. It is one of two original Sopwith Triplanes in existence. The other is of course N5912.