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Nov 11, 2004, 08:21 PM
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Fokker D VII build


Rough & Ready Aviation Fokker D VII

I have a couple friends locally that are putting together a kit for Depron Fokker D VII biplane. I'm building a pre-production kit. Mine came with all the parts and hardware, wheels, syringe to apply epoxy, etc.

Wings, ailerons, and cabanes are 6mm depron.

Tail is 3mm depron.

Fuse is 3 layers of 6mm depron (preassembled).

Here's the depron parts:
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Nov 11, 2004, 08:24 PM
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Here I've got the elevater halves epoxied together with a CF rod. Also glued the landing gear mounting plates (plywood) to each side of the fuse. Note that the fuse is 3 layers of 6mm depron. The middle layer has spaces for routing wires inside. It comes already assembled with routed openings for receiver and battery.
Nov 11, 2004, 08:27 PM
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Now have the elevater hinged to the horizontal stab and the rudder hinged to the vertical. Uses small mylar strips (included) that are foam-safe CA'd into slots. Ailerons also hinged and control horns installed. Servo mounting plates epoxied onto fuse side. Note the control rod tubes mounted in the fuse. Comes that way in the kit. Both top and bottom wing are preslotted for carbon fiber rods (included).
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Nov 11, 2004, 08:29 PM
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Comes with very nice stamped aluminum landing gear. Wheels, threaded rod, and nuts included. Also you can see here the two threaded long hex nuts that are preinstalled in the front of the fuse for mounting the motor.
Nov 11, 2004, 08:31 PM
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Closeup of the very simple but effective motor mount. That's a Himax 2808-0980 brushless outrunner. Fits an AXI 2208/34 nicely too.
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Nov 11, 2004, 08:32 PM
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Cabanes now installed in upper wing. Servos mounted in the precut pockets.
Part of the tail installed.
Nov 11, 2004, 08:33 PM
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Bottom wing installed through slot in fuse. Tail installed.
Nov 11, 2004, 08:35 PM
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The "Rough & Ready Aviation" Fokker D VII.

All assembled. AUW with Tanic 3s 830 pack = 12.2 oz. Balanced perfectly with this setup:

Wingspan Top: 34" (36" w/ ailerons)
Wingspan Bottom: 28"
Length: 30"
AUW: 12.2oz
Receiver: Polk Micro Seeker 6
Servos: MX-30 (4)
Motor: Himax 2808-0980
ESC: Phoenix-10
Battery: Tanic 3s 830 Lipoly


Small crosses and lines are SIG 1/8" and 1/4" trim tape. Large white bands are Solite. Crosses on top wing are the rudder decals from a slowstick kit.
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Nov 11, 2004, 08:35 PM
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MAN that looks GREAT!! Good job!
Nov 11, 2004, 08:40 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kram242
MAN that looks GREAT!! Good job!
Thanks. I have to credit the designers. It's a very quick and easy build.
I need to see if they have a web site up yet.

Flight report coming soon.

MX
Nov 11, 2004, 09:52 PM
Look at my little red dot
I want one of those too!
Nov 12, 2004, 07:13 AM
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What size prop are you going to run with that setup?
Nov 12, 2004, 07:29 AM
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We recommend an APC 9x3.8 SF. This keeps the current in the 8 amp. range which is ideal for the motor, ESC, battery combination. The Fokker D VII will fly vertical with ease and yet because of it light wing loading (5 oz/sq.ft.) will also fly very slowly. Landings are a snap.
Nov 12, 2004, 09:40 AM
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There is some sort of reinforcement to the nose where the motor is screwed in, right? Depron isn't much good for holding screws...
Nov 12, 2004, 11:24 AM
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Hmm. If you look at post #4, it looks like there are a couple of threaded inserts imbedded in the foam.

Looks like a pretty cool plane.

Pretty cool Indeed!


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