|Oct 05, 2002, 08:34 AM|
Montreal St. Hilaire, Canada
Joined Feb 2002
Herr Fokker D-VII (24" Span) to r/c
I'm looking at the Fokker D-VII (24" Span) FreeFlight Rubber Kit to convert to electric R/C did somebody do this or do you think it would be possible to do. Any imput is welcome
|Oct 05, 2002, 09:35 AM|
I tried to convert a Guillows Kit once. I was not successfull. I learned alot from it though. It can and has been done. I am not sure about the Herr designs. I do know that the Dare designs are simular and they have a 30" DVII already designed for Speed 400. Check out the link below.
They have quite a selection of electric aircraft at this site.
Hope this helps.
|Oct 06, 2002, 04:05 AM|
Southern Okanagan, British Columbia.
Joined Aug 2002
Yeah, you should have no problem converting this. I have just finished a Nieuport 11 from Guillows, 24" w/s. This plane had to come in under 9 oz due to the smaller lift area of the narrow low wing.
The Fokker D- VII has 2 good sized wings, so as long as your auw remains around 10 oz, you should have a great plane.
|Oct 06, 2002, 02:50 PM|
I have built this model for display. I also have done several Rubber to Electric conversions. See my personal web site for details. I would rate this design as very favorable, I would go for a S280 with Horst 4:1 gearbox and 9x7 prop. 8x370mah nimhs. I would replace the wheels with better ones. The built up balsa ones in the kit probably will not take the stress of repeated landings. http://www.aerodromeRC.com has 1.75" wheels that will work.
I recall that someone has actually converted this kit and had a fantastic lozenge covering on it.http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ht=Herr+Fokker
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