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Old Nov 08, 2001, 05:44 PM
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I was curious if anyone knows of a Fokker DR1 kit, preferrably in the slow flyer catagory for sale?
If kept light enough this would be a great slowflyer!

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Old Nov 08, 2001, 06:03 PM
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I have both the Dare and Sterling (newer vesion) DR1 kits. Both are small enough for indoor flying. My suggestion, convert the Sterling kit over to RC. The Dare DR1 kit has very lousy wood and only the ribs and a few fomers are laser cut. You still have to make about 1/2 the parts yourself...!!! Not worth the high price of the kit.


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Old Nov 08, 2001, 06:03 PM
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Here's one but it got some bad reviews as hard to fly.

http://eam.net/hobbylobby/fokker_dr1..._slowflyer.htm

I think Herr has a rubber band version but can't get on his site to check.
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Old Nov 08, 2001, 06:29 PM
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Hi BC,

Every time I see that thing I'm tempted more. If it's not on sale by the time I finish the Stearman I may just bite the bullet.

I read of some of the problems too. I've also heard of solutions. Do you have any recollection or references?

I'm doing a search with google and one of the first sites I ran into is a collection of triplanes, also quad and all the way up to a plane with nine wings. Kind of interesting.

planes

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Old Nov 08, 2001, 06:55 PM
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I'm with ya!
That plane looks very tempting.
Hey Todd have you flown the Dare or Sterling Fokker yet?
I'd be curious as to how they fly.
I did throw a little hint to Mr. Lin of GWS that I'd definitly like to see a DR1 in the works.
If you got the same flight characteristics as the Tiger Moth it'd be Awesome!!
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Old Nov 08, 2001, 07:32 PM
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There's a short review here a few clicks down the page. From the writeup it's no wonder people had problems with it. The reviewer seems to have found solutions.

http://www.slewin.clara.net/elec/sfreviews.htm#esc
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Old Nov 08, 2001, 08:31 PM
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RB, that review does make the Dr1 sound promising. Thanks for the links, including the multi wing site. I guess I got here late, I never saw that plane till a couple of weeks ago.

The full size Dr-1's are said to be underpowered and hard to fly , but very manuverable. Not a trainer like the Tigermoth.
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Old Nov 08, 2001, 08:36 PM
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Speaking of unflyable airplanes, another one that I just love to look at but is beyond the limits of practicality, not to mention my flying ablilities, is the Gee Bee R-1. That sucker's even hard to fly in FMS!
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Old Nov 08, 2001, 08:58 PM
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BC,

I read on one of the sites I've been to that the Dr1 was extremely difficult for beginners, but experts loved it. The Gee Bee is similar. It's been called a "death machine." The models seem to fly like the real ones. We'll have to get a lot of practice being crazy with our Stearmen (or is that Stearmans?). Maybe add those extra ailerons.

Too bad, I've looked at several photos and it looks like the Dr1 didn't have flying wires. I just say flying instead of flying/landing. After all, landing is the most important part of flying.

Here's another interesting site.

http://fokkerdr1.freehosting.net/

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Old Nov 08, 2001, 09:27 PM
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Here's one from Arizona Models.
It's the glow version but I got excited when I read that they were gonna put out a 1/12 electric version.
As pretty as it looks the price for the 1/12 version is quite ugly, $325.00 Wow!
Sheesh guys where's the gun and the mask!


http://www.arizonamodels.com/images/g-1.jpg

Don't believe me on the price? Check out their link.

http://www.arizonamodels.com/fokker-dr-1.html
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Old Nov 08, 2001, 09:44 PM
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RC,

Looks beautiful, but aside from the cost I believe you have to build it. I'm more of a foamie tweaker.

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Old Nov 08, 2001, 10:39 PM
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I built a glow version of the DVII about 2 years back which flies very nice.
But would love to get my hands on a DR1.
I think there are some plans for a 1/12 scale version somewhere in my shop I'll have to give it a look.
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Old Nov 08, 2001, 11:20 PM
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Hehe,

More full size Dr-1 pilots were killed while landing, than being shot down, if I remember correctly, from reading a short history piece on the plane some years ago. It would not suprise me, anyway. The original had a rotary engine, not a radial...this means the whole engine, which weighed about 3 times what the airframe did, rotated around the crankshaft. The prop was simply bolted to the front of the engine. All that weight spinning up front created all kinds of gyroscopic problems, along with the fact that they didnt have throttles as we know them...they cut the ignition to some or all cylinders to "throttle" them. Thats why when you see the old films, you hear " burp.....brup....buuurp. All this, the full flying rudder, and an aboslute lack of any kind of stability adds up to a really exiting landing. Ever notice the germans had airfields back then and not runways? You had to land into the wind, or you had no chance at all. I was at a meet for ww1 replica enthusiasts in Guntersville, Aalabama back in '92, and saw 5 dr-1's flying around in formation!!! It was really cool seeing all the other stuff there, but I was awestruck by the tripes...I love this plane. Talked to one of the pilots about it...he said it was no cub, but it really wasn't that bad with a lycoming or whatever in it.

One of these days I'm gonna finish my flair puppeteer!!

Later,
David
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