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RC Giant Scale – Nick Ziroli’s New Triplane — update with Video

RC Giant Scale – Nick Ziroli’s New Triplane — update with Video

Known for his many great flying, giant scale WW2 warbird designs, Nick Ziroli Sr., has been finishing up his newest set of plans, this one for the WW1 Sopwith Triplane. This sport scale design has a sport airfoil for improved flight performance and is not intended for scale competition.

RC Giant Scale - Nick Ziroli's New Triplane

Using his signature traditional balsa and plywood construction, the Triplane is powered with a Zenoah G-38 gas engine and the finished version will have a 69 inch wingspan.

RC Giant Scale - Nick Ziroli's New Triplane

The Sopwith Triplane is about 1/5-scale (20%), and it performs beautifully. Nick is doing some final tweaks and when it is all worked out, the plans will be available through the Ziroli Plans website, along with many of his other plans and building accessories.

RC Giant Scale - Nick Ziroli's New Triplane

Be sure to stop by and see their new website at: https://ziroligiantscaleplans.com/

Test flight video by Bill Hunt

According to Nick, the test flight went off without a hitch! Great flying performance and only need a couple of clicks to elevator trim for hands off flight. The video shows it is well behaved on landings too!

Updated: July 16, 2015 — 10:39 AM

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  1. Can’t wait to add this to my hangar! Perfect size!

  2. can’t wait to build one!

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