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Old Apr 04, 2009, 01:19 AM
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Fokker Dr1 - 1/9th Scale (Qrome Style)

Ok, this is something I have wanted to do for a long time. Yes, a Fokker Dr1 -- 1/9th scale putting the wingspan at 31.5 inches. This is an original project from scale drawings. I just got the wood sheets laser cut from Jim at JTechLaser -- they do great work.

Update 8/25/2009 -- plans are now available http://www.blueskyrc.com/index.php?m...=index&cPath=3

I will post up when the short-kits are available.

Edit (5/4/2009) Adding the maiden video:
Fokker Dr1 - 31 inch wing Maiden Flight (3 min 23 sec)
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Old Apr 04, 2009, 04:53 AM
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Consider me well and truly interested

Around the 30" mark is a nice size for a Dr1 - big enough but not too big. Got a colour scheme picked out for it yet?

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Old Apr 04, 2009, 09:04 AM
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Thanks Steve. Yes, I am thinking of doing Rudolf Klimke's Dr1 (577/17). There are quite a few that I would like to do. A few years back, I built Pat's 25" Fokker Dr1 and covered it in the common red / white scheme. Ever since then I wanted a larger scale and more rugged.
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Old Apr 04, 2009, 12:03 PM
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Never seen that particular scheme modelled before - go for it! Looks to have good contrast for visibility too.

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Old Apr 04, 2009, 12:16 PM
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Old Apr 04, 2009, 01:23 PM
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Darn it David. Seeing it starting to be framed up as got me thinking. I did cut 2 sets of the 1/4 out.................might have to fire up the laser and burn some more wood.....LOL.

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Old Apr 04, 2009, 01:33 PM
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Darn it David. Seeing it starting to be framed up as got me thinking. I did cut 2 sets of the 1/4 out.................might have to fire up the laser and burn some more wood.....LOL.

Jim
Yes, Jim, Please do... I have the full size plans printed for you and I will drop them off when I come pick up the outer wing struts.
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Old Apr 04, 2009, 01:48 PM
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Heather and Cat just said we need to build one. Maybe with their help we could finish one pretty quick.

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Old Apr 04, 2009, 04:36 PM
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I assembled the horizontal stab and the rudder.
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Old Apr 04, 2009, 04:52 PM
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Looking good there David.
When you're next over at Jims please can you get him to push either the button marked <48" Be2c> or <48" Bristol Scout> on his laser cutter........

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Old Apr 04, 2009, 05:02 PM
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Thanks Gordon, I understand that Jim has many buttons to be pushing right now. They are very busy. Good to hear from you!
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Nice Job with the build David. I am looking forward to see this bird fly.

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Old Apr 05, 2009, 10:06 AM
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I finished the elevator -- joined the two sides with 1/8 spruce stick. I bent the center wing struts and stitched them to the 1/16th parts and started sheeting the top of the fuse.
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Old Apr 05, 2009, 12:10 PM
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Sheeted the turtle deck aft of the cockpit with 1/32 balsa.
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