Fokker DVII - Scale model WWI fighter for radio control. Total wing area 716 sq in, for .40-.48 4-stroke engines.
Quote: "Anthony Fokker's remarkable WWI bipe brought back to life. The ultimate in small scale satisfaction.
Now here's a model to grace your flying field. With its illustrious history, fine choice of colour schemes, delightful flying manners and interesting outlines, you can't fail to have fun with this ship.
Because she is such a sweet flier, it is really satisfying to put the D VII in the air and just listen to her putter around. I can't say I do that all the time though. In fact, because of her lovely flying manners and amiable personality, I find I can't resist aerobatting her all through a flight, beginning with a hammerhead right after take-off and carrying on from there with all manner of things.
Before I go any further, I should make a comment about the lozenge pattern which is well nigh obligatory for a Fokker D VII. I've put lozenges on D VII's before, and the thought of going through all that again with a fine brush and lots of paint pots encouraged me to tackle the problem in a sensible way. After researching all the worthwhile sources of information I could discover, I decided that the most effective way to apply the pattern would be to prepare stencils and spray the lozenges, using my Badger 200 Air Brush. And, by gosh, the system worked. The method is not overly complicated, but its description is longer than can be accommodated here, so is the subject of a separate article.
Construction. Fuselage. Initially you need to make up a side frame by ppinning down the spruce longerons and gluing the balsa nose sheeting in place, followed by the uprights and diagonal bracing strips. The diagonal bracing is set back from the 'covering' side of the side-frame, so hat it won't show through when the fabric is applied. Incidentally, it is scale for the uprights to show through the covering, so smooth them over sith sandpaper. When the first side is complete, build the second on top..."
Update 27/11/2018: Added additional article, from R/C Model World, June 1985, thanks to RFJ.
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