Microaces Sopwith Triplane 'Black Maria' N533
Flown by Canadian Ace, Raymond Collishaw 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.
Posted to No.10 Naval Squadron as Flight Commander, Raymond Collishaw's flight comprised exclusively of Canadian pilots. To exhibit their camaraderie, the flight painted the aircraft black, and were nicknamed 'Black Flight'. They were a force to be reckoned with in the nimble Tripe. Collishaw was attributed 60 victories by the end then of the war, a testament to his skills in the cockpit.
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.
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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|pre-shaped piano wire elevator & rudder control rods|