Originally Posted by solentlife
A WW1 bipe is subject to a lot of drag and slowing her down will result in as you say - lack of control authority.
I flew a scale Nieuport 28 years ago ... what a beautiful model - but OH what a dog to take-off and land !
Bring her in slow and nice descent ... BOUNCE !
Bring her in with throttle to grease in ..... she'd land and then ground-loop taking the wing-tips with her ...
What's unfortunate is the Fokker D-VII has fairly large ailerons and elevators, where the control surface actually sticks out past the end of the wing/hstab, forwards of the pivot, really reaching out and grabbing the airstream, but the model doesn't do this, and only has small strip ailerons (on the lower wing instead of the upper). So, it's much worse than scale...