Fokker Eindecker (oz14393)

 

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Fokker Eindecker. Radio control sport scale model, for electric power.

Quote: "I based this model on Nick Ziroli’s Fokker Eindecker (oz6685) from the 1960’s, scaling it to use the power systems I have on hand and re-engineering it for foam construction. It wasn’t very scale, but flew well and was nicely aerobatic (I say was as it only lasted a year before pilot error planted it beyond repair :-( ).

All the foam in the Eindecker was Corning brand pink house insulation foam (all that’s available in our area). I hot-wired it to ¼” thickness and cut strips of ¼” sq. from the ¼” sheets.

I did the dummy rigging with black elastic thread, running through thin plastic tubing through the wing, with the thread ends tied off and CA’d on the wing bottom. I did that so stress on the thread wouldn’t gradually pull it through the wing skin.

The crosses were cut from old flat black Super Monokote, ironed on at low temperature. For visibility, I left the under-wing crosses off. I painted the model with Rustoleum camouflage tan, flat white, and gloss silver (the gun, engine, and Dieter the Dachshund were bare foam, painted with acrylics).

The ‘data numbers’ on the side were printed on clear LASER labels (Avery 5664E) and contain my AMA number and FAA registration. The ‘208’ signifies this was the 208th RC model I’ve built (took me 49 years to get that many!).

The wheels were (still are – they survived the crash just fine!) thin, plastic spoked wheels. I cut disks from thin scrap plastic, painted the disks, and glued them to the wheels with Foam-Cure. They don’t have the same conical centers as real WWI wheels did, but they’re simple to make, light, and work well. If you plan to fly your Eindecker off hard surfaces, I recommend adding a bit of music wire or brass tubing around the end of the tail skid, to keep it from being ground off.

Be careful when flipping the model over in a cradle. It makes battery swapping easier, but the cradle can crush the gun."

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  • (oz14393)
    Fokker Eindecker
    by Bill Bowne
    2019 
    46in span
    Scale Electric R/C Military Fighter
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 04/02/2023
    Filesize: 851KB
    Format: • PDFvector • CADfile
    Credit*: BillBowne
    Downloads: 825

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