Fokker EV (oz10891)

 

Fokker EV (oz10891) by Walt Musciano from Model Airplane News 1985 - plan thumbnail

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Fokker EV. Radio control sport scale model German WWI Parasol fighter. Wingspan 55 in, wing area 480 sq in. Scale is 1/6. Fox .25 shown.

Quote: "A WWI state-of-the-art design, now in an easy-to-build model. Udet's Fokker E.V, by Walt Musciano.

LAST month you saw Part 1 of the Fokker E.V, which covered the history of the plane's famous pilot, Ernst Udet. This part features the construction segment. The model is a 2-inch-to-the-foot, or 1/6 size, stand-off scale model of the Fokker E.V flown by Udet in aerobatic performances in 1919.

I followed the full-size Fokker EV construction by using a sheet-balsa-covered wing to simulate the plywood covering and a Micafilm-covered fuselage and tail framework to simulate the fabric. I used four channels, controlling elevators, rudder, ailerons, and engine. The model is light on the controls and I have performed some mild maneuvers with it.

CONSTRUCTION: Start the fuselage construction with the assembly of two side-frames. Cut bulkheads D and F to shape and be certain to cut the tongue and slot as shown on the plans. It is also important that all necessary holes be drilled in the bulkheads now. After the bulkheads are cemented in place, cut the cross-braces to shape, following the fuselage top view, and cement them to the side-frames.

Join the fuselage at the rear as shown. Cement the 1/4 in sheet balsa nose cross-piece to the side-frames and to bulkhead D, top and bottom. Follow these with the 1/4-inch sheet balsa doubler braces, which should be firmly attached to the side-frame, bulkhead D, and the top and bottom cross-piece. Add the longeron doubler and the extra 1/4-inch square balsa upright cemented to the side-frame sheet balsa in section E. Add the 1/4-inch square balsa cross-brace at the centerline in section E.

Install landing gear and cabane struts at this time. I held the wire struts to the bulkheads with J-bolts. First tighten the bolts only until snug, then adjust the struts until the joints are in alignment and the struts are in the correct position. Bind the joints tightly with soft, fine wire. When the struts are true, solder all joints. When all the soldering has been completed, tighten the J-bolts fully and cover with epoxy glue on both sides to be certain they won't loosen due to vibration.

Bend the tail skid, then sew and cement it to the plywood base. Cement the plywood firmly to the fuselage structure.

When all the struts are in place and well secured, secure the nuts which are located on the interior side of bulkhead D to the bulkhead. The engine mount hole locations are governed by the engine and mount to be used..."

Fokker EV, MAN, June 1985.

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Note this plan is very similar to the earlier Walt Musciano Fokker D-VIII (oz1283) published in 1960 MAN. Some minor differences, and a more modern radio installation shown.

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Fokker EV (oz10891) by Walt Musciano from Model Airplane News 1985 - model pic

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  • (oz10891)
    Fokker EV
    by Walt Musciano
    from Model Airplane News
    June 1985 
    55in span
    Scale IC R/C Parasol Military Fighter
    all formers complete :)
    got article :)
  • Submitted: 06/02/2019
    Filesize: 1878KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Circlip, RFJ

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