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Scottish Strutter

The venerable gents of the Aircraft Preservation Society, Scotland decided some 13 years ago to build a Sopwith 1 1/2 Strutter. It was a significant aircraft that flew out of East Fortune and first saw light of day almost exactly 100 years ago.

They had the enthusiasm, but had never built a full-sized replica before and soon found out that this was going to be a long long labour of love. With limited facilities and with funds raised by selling things off, they have nearly finished it! All parts made beautifully by hand.

They would love to have it flying in the centenary year, but they have hit a financial brick wall.
Volunteer Gerard Lohan is setting up a crowd-funding campaign for them:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/get-the-strutter-flying

They are also looking for authentic cockpit instrumentation and anything else that will lend authenticity to this beauty:

Scottish Strutter
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If anyone can contribute funds to the project, it would obviously be welcome; but we also need contacts and sources of artefacts. If you can help in any way at all, please contact me, or check the details on the Indiegogo campaign or on their website: http://gerardgbl.wix.com/strutter

This is a brilliant project and the old guys are wonderful. Any and all help is welcome - please do come and visit us, if you're ever in Scotland! You can see the Strutter being built every Wednesday or Thursday at the Museum of Flight, East Fortune, near Haddington. The airfield is closed for refurbishment, but the workshop is open!
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Article posted: 02/02/2015

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It WILL fly one day soon. My worry is that lack of finance will force the gentlemen to sell up without finshing it. So please, spread the word so that people can contribute to the Indiegogo campaign. She is a glorious beast and these old troopers deserve the joy of watching her take to the air in Scotland.
By: Gerard Lohan
On: 12/02/2015
It looks great so far and would love to see a clip of it flying one day. Well done to all, from across the pond in Canada.
By: Gordon Kibble
On: 07/02/2015

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