Wednesday, May 23, 2007


It's Time To Play..... Otterflogger's "Name That Cockpit"!

OK, "Ladies and Gentlemen", time for "installment #8" in our "cockpit series", which will be a continuing "brain-strainer". Let's go "way back"! Wake up "Great-Grandpa", he should know!


This is the "cockpit" of a ......................


It is the cockpit of a "Sopwith Camel", and this particular "Dromedary" is lacking in instruments. The "Camel" in the following pic has the 160 HP "Gnome" Rotary engine. I loved the old "rotarys". "Crankshaft" bolted to the airframe, "prop" bolted to the "engine", and the whole engine and prop rotated around the "crank", controlled by the "blip switch"! What a design! Duncan wins the "sailboat fuel".............


the coat-hanger shaped control stick screams Sopwith ... But I can't find any pics on the 'net

I'm gonna guess Sopwith Pup.

Ben in Lac Du Bonnet
i agree with the sopwith, but im going to say its the sopwith camel. haha, no IFR in that plane!

Arnes MB
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