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Microaces Sopwith Triplane 'Dixie' N6290


Flown by Sub Lt. K R Munroe 1917

The Sopwith Triplane (affectionately nicknamed 'Tripehound') was the first military triplane in combat service and, due to its successful debut, sparked a craze with German aircraft manufacturers to create no fewer than 34 copycat prototypes.

Compared to its rivals, the Sopwith Triplane was very agile with a superior rate of climb, a higher service ceiling and very well harmonized controls.

A full scale Sopwith Triplane in Dixie livery exists as part of the Shuttleworth Collection. It is often flown at airshows and event in the UK and was very much an inspiration for this particular kit.

History in the Making

Microaces love of aviation history ensures that the aircraft we reproduce as kits look fantastic on static display as well as in the air.

The Microaces 'Tripehound' comes complete with a vac-formed cowl and a spinning Clerget 9B dummy rotary engine kit, that adds an incredible level of mechanical detail to this astounding model.  

NOTE: The dummy motor requires an elongated prop shaft for your PKZ3624 motor/gearbox or use a 'rotary ready' Microaces Motor/Gearbox. 

Electronics Requirements

The Triplane kit was designed around the Parkzone/Microaces Aero Flight Pack with long prop shaft motor.

3D Printed Pilots

A fantastic enhancement to the kit, that really upgrades the level of realism is a 3 dimensional pilot. Add one to your order for the ultimate 'finishing touch'!


Microaces Sopwith Triplane Model

Airframe Scale
Controls Rudder, Elevator, Throttle
Length 245mm / 9.6"
Wingspan 340mm / 13.4"
Wing Area 4.0 sq dm / 60 sq in.
Flying Weight. 34 - 36g/1.2 - 1.3oz
Wing Load ~8.8 g/sq.dm / 2.9 oz/sq.ft.
Parkzone PKZ3351, PKZ3352, PKZUA1151 or Spektrum AR6400/AR6410
(N.B. Tx mix or mode 4 required to use AR6400/AR6410 for rudder/aileron)
Rec. Motor / G.Box

Microaces Motor Gearbox with LONG prop shaft

OR Parkzone PKZ3624 with EFLU3004 extended prop shaft 

Rec. Battery 130-160mAh 1S Lipo
Rec. Prop GWS 4530
Skill Level - Build Intermediate
Skill Level - Pilot Intermediate
Tools required Scalpel, 180 Grit sandpaper or stick, straight edge, tweezers
Rec. Adhesive UHU por / Foam safe CA / Aliphatic glue

Kit Content

SHEET PARTS 2mm laser cut Depron Airframe sheet
1mm printed & laser cut Depron fuselage sheet
1mm printed & laser cut Depron flight surfaces sheet
200 micron printed & laser cut polypropylene sheet
polyester sticker sheet
0.8mm plywood parts sheet
LOOSE PARTS Two 30mm Ø neoprene rubber tires
Vacuum formed scale cowl
10mm brass sleeve for rotary engine 
Two 4mm Ø noedymium magnets
100mm x 6mm Ø plastic tube
200mm x 5mm Ø plastic tube
1mm x 0.4mm carbon fibre strip
1mm Ø carbon fibre rod
Rigging wire
pre-shaped piano wire elevator & rudder control rods



Assembly Guide


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