Just got some images from my buddy Mike Gross, former clubmate in the L.I. Skyhawks, about his newest project, a 1/3rd scale Sopwith Camel. Mike started with a Mick Reeves kit from the U.K. and modified the structure to make it more scale-like. It’s loaded with extra detailing like scale prop and rotary engine, but some of the cockpit components are incredible. Just look at that seat. Clearly, the art of basketweaving can play a huge role in WWI “warbird” modeling! The machine spans a bit over 9 feet, weighs only 41 pounds and pulled along by a DLE111. Solartex covering is topped off with Klass-Kote, Minwax urethane. Mike is planning to fly it shortly and is looking for an invite to Top Gun 2012 if all goes well. It sure seems to have the potential!
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