Russ has taken on 2 Sopwith projects:
Project 1: A full scale Rotec R3600 powered Sopwith Camel kit purchased from Airdrome Aeroplanes in 2009 was completed and flying by Osh 2010. This plane was displayed at Osh 2010.
Project 2: A Rotec R2800 powered "Baby" Sopwith which will be completed and on display at Osh 2011. Like the Sopwith Camel, the kit was purchased fro Airdrome Aeroplanes after Osh210 and the plane was completed in 12 months. Robert Baslee and Russ will be on the Rotec Booth at Osh 2011 for those interested in Airdrome's kits... Paul from Rotec will be on hand to handle all engine queries.
The "Baby" is featured at the top of this page and the "Camel" towards the bottom of the page.
Latest Updates are at the top. Project 1: Goto Start of Sopwith Camel Project 2: Goto Start of Sopwith Baby
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as usual click to on the bordered thumb-nails to enlarge ...
This plane is almost ready fro flight and will be on display fie you to see at Osh 2012:
Above pic received 21stJul 2011 - see the Bay Sopwith at Osh 2011
Rotec P2800 powered Sopwith Baby which will be completed and on display at Osh 2011
START PROJECT 2: Sopwith Baby
End Project 1 - Russ's Sopwith Camel:
Osh 2010 Russ's Sopwith Camel Was On Display At Osh 2010:
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July 2010: Russ's Sopwith Camel takes to the skies...
From: russ turner
Robert had antique aviation author/photographer Eric Preston in a camera ship - here are a couple of air to air photos well showing the R-3600. He said from the ground it sounded like a LeRhone.
Looking forward to meeting you at OSH. Great engine. Best Russ
From: russ turner
June 2010: Sopwith Camel Completed. Ready to test the Rotec R3600.
May 2010: Rotec R3600 mounted
September 2009: Work on the fuselage (full size pictures)