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