Sopwith Bat-Boat info urgently required......

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Sopwith Bat-Boat info urgently required......

Postby seawings » Fri May 10, 2013 9:27 pm

Hi All,

Has anyone got any pictures or drawings of the cockpit of the Sopwith Bat-Boat by any chance?

Also seeking close-up detail pictures of the engine, floats, booms and tail structure together with any drawings showing external or internal details.

Frankly, anything would be better than what I have already...!

Thanks,
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Re: Sopwith Bat-Boat info urgently required......

Postby Aeromarino » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:04 pm

Hi Bryan,

not just a picture of the cockpit but only this nice plan with a very very simple dashboard...

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Re: Sopwith Bat-Boat info urgently required......

Postby seawings » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:44 pm

Hi Axel,

Oohh, that is gorgeous.

Can you email it to me as part of it is cut-off, by any chance? ;)
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Re: Sopwith Bat-Boat info urgently required......

Postby DavidLegg » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:37 pm

seawings wrote:Hi Axel,

Oohh, that is gorgeous.

Can you email it to me as part of it is cut-off, by any chance? ;)


Bryan - if you click on the image and save it you will get it all I think.
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Postby dogsbody » Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:42 pm

I just tried that and it does save the whole image, Thanks.


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Re: Sopwith Bat-Boat info urgently required......

Postby seawings » Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:15 pm

Wow, what a scan...! I never realised it was THAT big..!

It would make a cracking flying model; I built this in 1/72 scale from the Joystick vac-form and that took some real doing, I can tell you.

Looks great when finished.

Thanks, David.
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Re: Sopwith Bat-Boat info urgently required......

Postby DavidLegg » Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:42 pm

Bryan - just following up on your original enquiry about the Bat-Boat. I am not sure if you and others are aware but the Classic Boat Museum at East Cowes on the IoW currently has a temporary exhibition devoted to the 100th Anniversary of the Bat-Boat's first flight which includes a 1/8 scale model of the original. I am not sure how long it will continue to be on display so, if planning a visit to see it, I would check with the museum first although there is lots else to see there besides!

There is also a superb 64 page, A5 booklet celebrating the anniversary, written by Bob Wealthy who some of you may know as the author of a similar booklet on the Saunders-Roe Princess in 2003. It is crammed with interesting text, photos and drawings and well worth having. I got mine by post for £10 incl. p&p - the author may be contacted at solentaeromarine@hotmail.co.uk
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