Authentic Sopwith & Gnome

Rated at 100 hp, the CAMS Gnome rotary displaces nearly 13-liters and actually produces 125 hp at 1125 rpm along with an impressive 578 lb-ft of torque. It retails for $62,000 FOB Blenheim, New Zealand.

If you've had the rare chance to closely examine a World War I aircraft it soon became obvious why so few early warbirds have been seriously recreated. The products of an age of low-paid labor and easy access to skills and hardware long lost to history, building an authentic continuation aircraft has proven a job mainly too large even for the most dedicated and reasonably funded enthusiast.

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Warner 185 Radial Engine to Enter Production Again


The Monocoupe Aeroplane Corporation entered into a licensing agreement with Warner Engine Company of Palmer Lake, CO to begin production of the Warner 185 radial engine for the experimental airplane market.

Monocoupe Aeroplane Corporation was incorporated in Pennsylvania in 2016 with the intent of producing a Clip Wing version of the iconic Monocoupe two seat airplane kit for the experimental market. Kits should be available for delivery by spring 2017. Continue reading "Warner 185 Radial Engine to Enter Production Again"