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Specifications

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fighter
one
Clerget 9B rotary
130 hp.
18 ft.
28 ft.
930 lbs.
1,450 lbs.
2- 7.7 mm
117 mph
1,050 fpm
19,000 feet
260 miles
2/28/1917
1917




Sopwith Camel For Sale
Sopwith Camel For Sale

The Sopwith Camel for sale was the overall most lethal fighter aircraft of the World War I, credited with the downing of over 3,000 enemy aircraft. They are probably the best known of all British World War I fighters. And, of course, as anyone who followed the Peanuts comic strip knows, the Camel was Snoopy's favorite aircraft.

Unlike both of its Sopwith predecessors, the Sopwith Camel was a difficult aircraft for all but the most experiences pilots to handle. This was due to a combination of high torque from its rotary engine and a rearward center of gravity caused by its short nose moment.

The Sopwith Camel turned quickly to the right while pitching its nose downward. The rearward center of gravity made it very sensitive to elevator input. This was especially true when the fuel tank located behind the pilot was full. These traits were used to advantage in combat by skilled pilots, but sometimes proved lethal to inexperienced pilots.

The Camel was among the first aircraft to be stationed on board early aircraft carriers. It had a removable tail section to facilitate stowage.

Some Camel aircraft were used as night fighters in defense of Great Britain. They were equipped with twin machine guns above the wing. The night fighter Sopwith Camel often encountered German bombers.

The Sopwith Camel was also sold to Belgium, Canada, Greece and the United States. In all some 5,500 were sold.


Sopwith Camel For Sale
Sopwith Camel For Sale

The Sopwith Camel for sale seen on eBay has a wingspan of 40". Length is 27". Materials used are balsawood and ply. Included are an outrunner motor, controller and four servos.


Sopwith Camel For Sale
Sopwith Camel For Sale

The Sopwith Camel for sale by Green RC Models wingspan is 38" and length is 26". A brushless motor and controller are included with the approximately 30 oz. RC Airplane.


Sopwith Camel For Sale
Sopwith Camel For Sale

The Sopwith Camel for sale by Hangar 9 built by Jim of Watt Flyer. Wingspan is 61" and fuselage length is 44". You have a choice of ways to power it. Recommended are .61 to .91 two cycle engines, .91 four cycle engines, or an E-flite Power 46 outrunner electric motor. It should weigh between 7 1/2 and 8 1/2 lbs.


Sopwith Camel For Sale
Sopwith Camel For Sale

Aerodrome RC has the Sopwith Camel for sale in two sizes. Both kits use balsawood and ply as the construction materials.

The Aerodrome 39" wingspan Sopwith Camel for sale should weigh around 38 oz. upon completion. An AXI 2808/20 motor is the recommended power.

The 50" wingspan Aerodrome Sopwith Camel for sale can be powered by a Speed 600 type motor geared 2.3:1.


Sopwith Camel For Sale
Sopwith Camel For Sale

The Sopwith Camel for sale from Power Line Hobbies has a wingspan of 27" with a 19" length. Included are a motor and controller.


Sopwith Camel For Sale
RC Sopwith Camel

We received the above picture of a RC Sopwith Camel from Hugo Franck. He tells us that he is Belgian, but acquired the RC Sopwith Camel parts from RC Green in Australia. By means of several books he made the model in more detail. The cylinders of the power plant rotate with the prop. We want to thank Mr. Franck for his contribution to our website.

Peter Rake has plans and a short kit of the Sopwith Camel for sale. Wingspan is 36". A Speed 400 motor geared 2.33:1 can be used to power it.

Kit Cutters has a 56 1/2" wingspan Sopwith Camel for sale from Nexus Plans. It is available as a full kit, short kit, or plans alone. Suggested power is a .60 engine.

Kit Cutters has a Sopwith Camel for sale available from Uncle Willies Plans. It has a 56" wingspan and a 36" length. You will need at least a .60 engine for power.

Kit Cutters has a Sopwith Camel for sale available from Cleveland Model Plans. You can purchase kits with wingspans of 28", 42", 56" and a giant scale 84".  Plans are available separately.

Dare Hobby has a Sopwith Camel for sale as a kit designed by Andrew Hewitt. It has a wingspan of 42". Length is 27".

ElectriFly has a 35 1/2" wingspan Sopwith Camel for sale. Its made from balsawood and plywood and is 25" long with about a 1 1/2 lb. weight.

LX Model has a Sopwith Camel for sale with a 31 1/2" wingspan and 20 1/2" length.

VK Aircraft has a Sopwith Camel for sale. The kit builds to a 56" wingspan with a 36" length. You can power it with .48 to .70 two cycle engines. Weight is around 6 lbs.

Silverlit Toys has a Sopwith Camel for sale with two channel control. Its wingspan is just 11" and length is 9". Weight is around 8 oz.

Zhuhai Green RC Model Airplane, China, has a Sopwith Camel for sale with a 26" wingspan. Its length is 17 1/2" and weight is about 12 1/2 oz.

Traplet Publications has Chris Wright Plans for a Sopwith Camel for sale. It has a 28" wingspan and weighs about 6 oz.

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