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Old Mar 02, 2006, 10:12 PM
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Fokker tri engine - Southern Cross

Hi guys,

I am looking on behalf of one of the gents at the club for a plan of a Fokker tri engined plane.

Charles Kingsford-Smith flew one of these around the world. It was called the Southern Cross.

The model will have a wingspan of about 2m but we can blow up a plan to suit so long as it is not too small.

Attached is a picture of the plane. Sorry I don't know the actual name of the plane.

Anyone have a plan or know of one please?

Pete B
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Old Mar 02, 2006, 10:26 PM
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I can do you a scan of a NZ Nats winning c/l model as it was published in Aeromodeller March 58. Span of the model was 54" and super detailed. I'll fish it out and do it tomorrow.
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Old Mar 03, 2006, 02:51 AM
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I don't know of a plan, but at least I know the name: It's a Fokker F VIIb/3m. Maybe that helps with the search.
That said, you'd probably get by on a 3-view- maybe this one: http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw/fok7.html
It's a simple box fuselage and a cantilever wing, a few struts and things - that's it.
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Old Mar 03, 2006, 06:50 AM
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Pete, I hope your friend knows that the real thing is on display- well worth a look if visiting Brisbane.
IIRC Fokker used the wing & fuselage from 2 slightly different models to construct it so it isn't quite the same as any other VIIb/3m... not sure what the differences are though, apart from the fin & rudder.
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Old Mar 03, 2006, 09:22 AM
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Pete

Argus publications had a control-line model plan for this aircraft in their range, which might give you a starting point for an own-design. Can't recall the wingspan, butthe plan is still available as part of their 'X-List' range of older plans, here's the link

www.xlistplans.demon.co.uk/multieng.htm

Scroll down the list, click on the plan name and it'll take you to the ordering page.

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Old Mar 03, 2006, 12:47 PM
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Here is a scan of the plan I mentioned. It's the same one as Steve is referring to.
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Old Mar 03, 2006, 02:44 PM
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That's the one, Kiwi.....hmmm...it's got ME thinking about a model now, I always did like this particular plane

Steve
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Old Mar 05, 2006, 05:33 PM
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Guys,

A fantastic response guys, thank you very much.
we know of the one in Bris and it's only 1:45 away so it's worth another look.
I'll see if Keith can use the scanned plans Kiwi, if not he can order them.
Thanks again on his behalf.

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