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  • 1:6 Sopwith 'Pup'

    Dave 'Boddo' Boddington 1:6 scale plan build of a Sopwith 'Pup'. The FG cowl was made (plug-mold-part) by me. Full body pilot. Functional rigging with Proctor turnbuckles all safety wired. Three piece upper wing. Koverall and dope with painted graphics... no crappy vinyl. Raymond Collishaw flew a 'Black Maria' 'Pup' before flying the Sopwith Triplanes of the same name (he had a one gun Tripehound and a two gun Tripehound at his disposal much to the consternation of the German pilots)! He was one bad azz!

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    Hope ya like it! I do! lol

  • #2
    Power? Span? Weight? Prop? Details we all; er, I mean; I would like! Has she been had her 1st flight yet? Did you laser cut all those ribs or did you hand cut them? Oh yeah, very nice! Thanks for sharing.

    Thanks, Mark

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    • ARUP
      ARUP commented
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      Hi MarkY- thanks for comments! OS40FP from LenB, 54" span, ~4lbs, wooden 10 x 6 prop, no flights...fields closed, what is a laser??? lol I enjoy the whole process: research, drawing or modifying plans, lofting, cutting parts, building, painting, running engines and flying. Well... almost the whole process... because I don't like installing electronics for some reason!

    • MarkY
      MarkY commented
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      ARUP I am with you on liking to build, make the plane yours by making those mods that make sense. Like you, the tedious jobs for me are the electronics and covering. Several years ago I built a Pup, don't remember the designer, and after that I vowed if I ever built another WW1 plane I was going to build from a kit. Too many ribs and 2 times as many false ribs. Although I've been building for 48 years I've never done a fabric and dope cover. I have always admired the end product of others who have put the effort into a "proper cover job for a WW1 aeroplane." Again thanks for sharing. Boy do I love airplanes, they are all beautiful!

  • #3
    This transcends being a model airplane, it is a work of art...and Michael, you are a true artist!
    A Site for Soar Eyes

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    • ARUP
      ARUP commented
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      Thank you, Jim! I make sure to cherry pick photos. lol

  • #4
    point it into the wind and tell us how it fly's..... also i got a small k40 laser in a trade and working to figure out how to draw and cut ribs if i can be of help in your future projects let me know...see you soon i hope. maybe pop out to jet jam in june at rosewood rc site just to get some fresh air and say hi.

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    • ARUP
      ARUP commented
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      Hi Joe- thanks for the offers but what is a laser? Just kidding! I like lofting ribs and generating plans using the computer between my ears. I don't have time to learn about new computers. lol

  • #5
    Really nice Michael. Magnificent job!
    Steve K

    Kremer Aerotowing Team

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    • ARUP
      ARUP commented
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      Hi Steve- thanks, man! I'm trying to clear out some of these projects started 'once upon a time, long, long ago'...!

  • #6
    OK some airplanes are tough to find pretty. I understand that this plane flew good.

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    • ARUP
      ARUP commented
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      Is that an iteration of the ARUP series?

    • MarkY
      MarkY commented
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      "Is that an iteration of the ARUP series?" Don't know what that means;-)

      An old friend gave me this photo, (I would guess from the early 60's- 1960's that is!) he is the fellow on the left. He and his father owned Mount Pleasant/Scottdale Airport in PA. My flight instructor said if you learn to fly at Mt. Pleasant/SD airport you never have to worry about landing off airport. The only flat spot on the airport is the pilots lounge floor, and that was stretching it. A wonderful and magic place! A place where Cubs, Champs, Chiefs, Taylorcrafts, C 120 and 140 still find a resting spot. A place where DC-3's used to visit and a movie star would visit. Jim would say when the movie star landed in his plane the value of the airport more than doubled, haha .

      Jim (my old friend) said four fellows from an aeronautic school landed in this homebuilt that was designed and built at the school. He said it flew quite well. Which proves, in my humble opinion, it doesn't have to look good to fly good. Unfortunately this is the only photo he still had of the plane. Just looking at this photo it appears to me to be short coupled and the vertical stab and rudder is huge. From the shadow of the wing it looks like a tapered wing. Would have been nice to see additional photos from different angles.

      Unfortunately my friend passed away many years ago so I can't pick his brain to see if he remembered any additional info on this plane.

      In conclusion, ARUP's Pup - beautiful, this plane not so much. (Even though I still think all planes are beautiful.)

      Mark

    • ARUP
      ARUP commented
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      Mark- great story! Thanks for posting! Yes... looking at the shadow, which appears to be either 10 AM-ish or 2PM-ish, shows it to be pretty short coupled. A large stab and rudder would be needed.
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