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Nov 22, 2017, 02:11 PM
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1918 Fokker D-VIII Scratchbuild - 1/8 scale


Here is my rendition of a D-VIII. Breaking with my traditional method of creating a wing, I began with a spar. Wingspan will be 42 inches, to be powered by an Eflite 480 outrunner.
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Nov 22, 2017, 02:22 PM
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Trying to build light, but I want some durability.
Nov 23, 2017, 10:50 AM
I fancy fine fokkers!
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Excellent subject choice! I'm a DVIII fanatic, have built three, 1/6, 1/9, and 1/16 scale, all AerodromeRC kits. Nice main spar. Are you planning to sheet the wing?

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Nov 23, 2017, 11:04 AM
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Thanks Ben .... I love the D-VIII also. Thanks for your comment on the spar, I have never made one, I've always used some hefty stock on the underside of my wings, so this is a first for me. I would love to sheet the wing .... I'm just concerned about weight .... not sure yet.
Nov 23, 2017, 11:23 AM
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Horizontal Stabilizer


Trying to build strong and keep the weight down.
Nov 23, 2017, 05:10 PM
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Fuselage


A minimal line drawing and away I go. I love to improvise my builds.
Nov 23, 2017, 05:13 PM
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Nose Cowl


A dollar store cat dish trimmed down for use as a nose cowl.
Nov 23, 2017, 05:16 PM
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Motor Mount


I like to use nylon bolts for mounting my motors just in case anything needs to be moved or adjusted.
Nov 23, 2017, 05:20 PM
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Wing Struts


I always enjoy the challenge of making struts with each model.
Nov 23, 2017, 05:25 PM
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Beautiful wood and metalwork and already instantly recognisable as a D.VIII, I'm enjoying watching this one come together!
Nov 23, 2017, 07:24 PM
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Thank you very much Pete !


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