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Sopwith Triplane - FourSpeed's Tripehound

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#1 Louvert

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 10:57


Greetings All,

For your consideration is this personal skin I put together for fellow RoF flyer FourSpeed. He is hopeful that his new kite may be included in the next community skin pack.





Here is the file download:

FourSpeed's Tripehound

Thanks everyone, and Cheers!


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#2 Black_Roger

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 11:09

It's beautiful. I vote YES!
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#3 Dr.Zebra

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 12:00

yes from myside… I like the looks
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#4 Hvy_Cavalry_Sgt

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 13:56

Is there a story behind the shift pattern diagram? Reminds me of my 914.
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#5 ChiefRedCloud

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 13:57

I voted yes on this ….
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#6 Louvert

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 15:03

Is there a story behind the shift pattern diagram? Reminds me of my 914.

HCS, I imagine FourSpeed has his reason for requesting this logo on his kite. ;)

And the pattern reminds me of my '63 MGB, when I'm feeling dyslexic.
Dyslexic People of the World Untie !
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#7 FourSpeed

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Posted 20 September 2013 - 17:43

It's beautiful. I vote YES!

Thanks for your vote - I couldn't agree more with you.

Louvert did an exceptional job on it, and I'm very grateful for his work, and very happy to fly it.

Is there a story behind the shift pattern diagram? Reminds me of my 914.

To those that are curious about the various elements of the design, I'll go over them here.

1> Way, way back in my late teens and early 20's, during the waning days of muscle cars, where
"4 on the floor" was where it was at, I was given my nickname "FourSpeed".
So, the classic shifter knob seemed like a good idea for a "personal insignia" on the aircraft.
Certainly, that would be an anachronism on a historical plane, but I like it on my fictional ride.

2> The Maple Leaf celebrates my Canuck heritage (though I live in the U.S. these days) as well as
paying tribute to Collishaw, Black Flight, and the many Canadians who flew the Tripehound with
distinction in WWI.

3> Louvert actually came up with the serial number N5494 which was a late series aircraft with RNAS 1
that he couldn't find a pilot for (N5444 - was Thomas Culling's), so I felt ok with purloining that one
for my personal machine.

4> The coloring and racing stripes were things that I liked from other planes I'd seen in RoF that
I thought would look cool - I had no idea how cool though, until I saw Louvert's first screenie.
WoW! :)

So, that's the story on the design, and I can't thank Louvert enough for making it "real".

Also, thanks to all of you for your votes and comments. Much appreciated!

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#8 veltjens

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:02

I hope that 4-speed is for a Hurst shift… ;-)

Beautiful skin too!
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#9 captgeo

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 14:21

voted yes, very nice work
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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:15

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