Re: Sopwith Pups

Douglas R. Jones (
Fri, 21 Jul 1995 08:56:49 -0500

>There's nothing in the PUP special or any other resource file I have here.
>Dont really have a whole lot on RNAS planes.
Thanks for looking!

>Of course if this is the Flair kit you're going to add floats to, why not just
>modify the rudder shape a bit, add some fancy trim and call it a Sopwith BABY.

Not a bad idea. It is the Flair kit. The drawback is that it is finished and
I am flying it! Still mnufacturing a new rudder wouldn't be that hard.

>There's lots of data available on them, the floats are simple flat pontoon
>types. From standoff distance the Pup and the Baby look quite similar with the
>exception of the rudder shape, and possibly the horsehoe cowl rather than the
>full cowl on the Pup.......

Hmmmm. This sounds like a plan to me! Anybody got dimensions on the pontoons?!?

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