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Sopwith Camel WW1 Fighter Laser Cut Balsa Kit (1520mm)

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Sopwith Camel WW1 Fighter Laser Cut Balsa Kit (1520mm)


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The Sopwith Camel was a British World War I single-seater fighter and first saw service at the Western Front in 1917. It was manufactured by the Sopwith Aviation Company and used a rotary aero engine and had twin synchronized Vickers machine guns firing forwards through the propeller arc. Though difficult to handle it was extremely maneuverable in the hands of an experienced pilot and was credited with shooting down 1,294 enemy aircraft, which was more than any other allied fighter.

Our model captures the very essence of this formidable World War I fighter, it has an open framework structure built from balsa and hardwoods and has a glass fiber radial cowl with a plastic molded dummy rotary engine and authentic-looking rigging wires. For ease of construction, all the parts are beautifully laser cut and are extremely accurate which will allow you to build the perfect model. Also included is a plastic molded cockpit surround with simulated padded cockpit coaming and left and right-hand front plastic molded fuselage fairings which simulate the aluminum side panels on the full-size aircraft. To complete the contents of this superb kit are a pair of vintage aircraft wheels, pre-bent and drilled aluminum wing struts and U/C legs, carbon tube wing spars and joiners plus a comprehensive hardware pack that includes rigging wire, nuts, and bolts, servo horns, rods, and connectors, etc.

The Sopwith Camel has been designed to use either a 35 or 42mm 500~600 watt electric outrunner brushless motor on a 5~6S lipo swinging a 14~15 inch prop or the equivalent gas/nitro engine. 4 standard size servos are more than adequate for the control surfaces.

Overall this is a fantastic kit and due to its ease of construction, it is perfect for the seasoned builder or those with limited building experience. Once finished in an authentic textured covering such as antique and olive drab Solartex and the addition of scale accessories such as a pilot and machine guns this Camel will really look the part and will turn many heads attacking the Hun at your local flying field or RC flying club.

• Laser cut parts for accuracy and ease of construction
• Carbon spars and wing tubes
• Glass fiber radial cowl
• Plastic molded cockpit surround and side fairings
• Authentic rigging wires
• Comprehensive hardware pack 

Wingspan: 1520mm
Fuselage Length: 1020mm
Flying Weight: 2700~3300g
Motor: 3530~4250 or gas/nitro equivalent
ESC: 40~60A suitable for up to 6S
Propeller: 14~15 inch
Battery: 2600~4000mah 5~6S

1 x 3530~4250 Brushless outrunner motor or gas/nitro equivalent
1 x 40~60A 6S electronic speed controller
4 x 17~40g servos (5 required if using gas/nitro engine)
1 x 14 or 15-inch propeller
1 x 2600~4000mah 5-6S LiPo battery
Textured covering material
Assorted glues
Assorted hand tools

 See under the "Files" tab for a copy of the manual.

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Richard | Verified Buyer

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All of the parts you need to build this model (RC and Motors are not incuded in this kit)

Apr 24, 2021

My only Issue with this kit is the level of assembly instructions. Don't start gluing the parts together before test fitting the parts together. There are all the parts you need but where they go or how to assemble them is not clear. A video or more detailed instructions would improve this product. I still do not know how to attach the rudder to the tail wheel.

Gatsojon | Verified Buyer

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Excellent Value Kit

Mar 16, 2021

I bought this kit for the build experience and it didn't disappoint. It's not for the beginner, mainly because the 'instructions' are very light, just a few photos really. No plans to build on but the cuts are very accurate and this is pretty much self-jigging.
No idea if I will ever complete to fly as yet. I need some practise on a trainer first.

Richard | Verified Buyer

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Highley recomended

Mar 15, 2021

I have been building and flying model aeroplanes for 20 years. I wanted a lockdown project and always fancied a biplane. This is a wounderfull kit to put together. Experience is needed so not for beginners but for the more experienced modellers I would recomend. I have had so much fun building this plane and everything is fairly strait forward. Im looking forward to finishing and flying this wonderfull model with a RCGF 15 or 20 cc petrol engine

Matse | Verified Buyer

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Ein sehr schöner Baukasten

Feb 24, 2021

abgesehen von der sperlichen Beschreibung ein sehr gelungenes Modell und Baukasten.

ricky | Verified Buyer

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Feb 11, 2021

waiting to build --- needs different tires, and landing gear

richard | Verified Buyer

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Feb 11, 2021

Have not built yet--- everything looks ok -- probably would go on line before building -- price is right -- plan on putting in saito 91 in it and see what happens -- every one says it needs added weight in front --- thinking saito is the way to go

Mathias | Verified Buyer

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Super Baukasten!!

Feb 10, 2021

Der Baukasten ist super verarbeitet. Leider lässt die Bauanleitung etwas zu wünschen übrig. Daher nichts für Anfänger. Trotzdem bin ich sehr beeindruckt von der Qualität des Kasten..

Dan | Verified Buyer

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Sopwith Camel kit

Jan 19, 2021

Looks good when opening the box. A copy of the plan would be nice even if it cost a little more. I won't know how useful the 'instructions' are until I've started the build.

Pewrigee | Verified Buyer

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Many many parts

Dec 15, 2020

Very precise lasercut-fit "instructions" is a joke. No real plan to go after.
After all it comes together with the help of long time experience of
balsa kit building. It is a big very nice plane.

Ruben | Verified Buyer

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Bom Produto

Aug 05, 2020

Bom produto. Estou muito satisfeito com o preço e a qualidade.

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