Sopwith Pup -- an RC model by Howard Henderson
Photos by Grant MacLaren, June 4, 2004 -- Posted 7/14/12
The Sopwith Pup was a British single seater biplane fighter aircraft built by the Sopwith Aviation Company and the Standard Motor Company. It entered service with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in the autumn of 1916.
Length: 19' 4" (5.89 m)

Howard Henderson (444 Bryan Rd., Kirkwood MO 63122) constructed his 1/3 scale Pup from Balsa USA plans. A Quadra 42 engine turning an 18 x 10 propeller powers the 88 inch-span, 28 pound model. It is covered with Sig Koverall and is finished with acrylic paint applied with a sponge brush.

The four wing panels are removed for transport, and assembly at the field takes roughly 20 minutes. "A pound of lead was added inside the cowl to achieve proper trim, and now it's a docile flier," wrote Howard.

(The above text was written by Bob Klipp and was published, with Bob's photo of the Pup in the AMA's "Model Aviation," June, 2005.)

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