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SOPWITH CAMEL

Familiarization with an Sopwith Camel.

Camel pilots mentioned the well—balanced plane controls, the good pilot’s upward view and the high cruising speed. Due to the aircraft's unique balance, the plane could almost instantly change its heading. The typical combat scenario for the Camel pilot was a dogfight at low and mid altitudes, where the Camel had the advantage.


Engine startup

1. Mixture:full rich,
2. Throttle: idle,
3. "E" to start engine.

Take off

4. Lean mixture slightly,
5. Full throttle, correct with rudder to keep the course steady.

Standard Gauges:

Compass (Top centre),
Tachometer (max RPM: 1500) (middle row left),
Altimeter (Bottom, centre),
Speedometer (Middle row, right)
Fuel Gauge. (left cockpit wall, long cylinder)
Sideslip indicator (centre, middle row).

Max RPM: 1500
Endurance: (combat) 2h.30
(cruise) 5h.00


This Lessons has been provided with the great help of =IRFC= Requem


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