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About the model
A peanut model in traditional balsa and tissue construction, built by Thomas Hultgren. It has a geared
propeller (note small propeller size), which is powered by two separate (side-by-side) loops of rubber.
An extremely neat and well built model, it also has performance to match its appearance, and can put in
flights of 60+ seconds. It won the peanut class at the 1992 Swedish indoor championships.
About the origial
The Sopwith Triplane is one of the most famous aeroplanes from the first world war. Designed, like its
predecessor the Pup, by Herbert Smith, the prototype was completed in May 1916. When it was put
into service late 1916, it made such an impression that it induced a veritable triplane craze
among the German aircraft manufacturers. About 150 Sopwith Triplanes were built.