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Sopwith Triplane in MAPS' large hangar • Photo � James Kohan

Sopwith Triplane in MAPS' large hangar • Photo � James Kohan

detail of the Le Rhone Rotary engine � Photo � James Kohan

Le Rhone Rotary engine.  When running, this entire assembly would rotate along withthe propellor

tail assembly of the Sopwith Triplane"Trebuchet MS"> � Photo � James Kohan

the "suspension" as it is.  Yes, those are bungee cords, and yes,
that is what was on the originals!  � Photo � James Kohan
 
this curious rearward facing assembly had many of us confused at first.  Turns out this is a
wind-driven pump that keeps the fuel tank pressurized (to force gas out) � Photo � James Kohan
 

the innards of the fuselage; a wooden frame, with wooden stringers, and wire used to hold it all rigid. 
the cables in the foreground command the rudder and elevator movements. � Photo � James Kohan

cockpit of the Sopwith Triplane � Photo � James Kohan