I'm building a flight sim model of the Sopwith Triplane for X-Plane.
Today my research for the project brought me to an April, 1918, copy of Flight & the Aircraft Engineer, in which was an article about the Sopwith Triplane.
The article was based on German information about a captured Triplane, so it could not be verified by the magazine. But what surprised me was that the article said, "All the wings are fitted with wing flaps connected by a vertical steel band." I've studied several plans of the Triplane but cannot see anything that indicates the presence of flaps.
The same statement about flaps is made in a book titled Textbook of Applied Aeronautic Engineering. But the wording is exactly the same as that in the article, so perhaps the information came from that source without being verified.
Anyone know whether the Sopwith Triplane had flaps?