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Sep 22, 2021, 06:15 PM
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Any 40+" Fokker DV11 kits out there?


After a few years away from the hobby I'm finally in a position to get back into it. I thought a nice balsa Fokker DV11 around 40" up to 48 "or so W.S would be a nice segue back into building. I have been looking for a few days online and cant find anything. Any suggestions? Thanks. B
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Sep 23, 2021, 05:16 PM
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Hello Brutus. You probably won't find a kit unless you get very lucky but here's a bunch of plans that you could work with and cut your own kit. You may just need to resize the plans to get the size of plane that you want.

https://outerzone.co.uk/search/resul...word=fokker+D7
Sep 23, 2021, 07:49 PM
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Here's a link to a short kit from Manzano Laser Works, for Peter Rake's 58" span version:

https://manzanolaser.com/Fokker-DVII...it_p_3274.html

This makes a good flying model, and with some work it can be as detailed as you like. There are a couple of good and helpful build threads on the site. Here is my own poor effort:
Sep 23, 2021, 07:56 PM
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Sorry I should have been more clearer haha. I meant you probably won't find to many full kits from manufacturers but you will find short kits from laser cutters like coupez mentioned.
Sep 24, 2021, 05:46 AM
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Glow, electric or either? Helps narrow it down.
Sep 24, 2021, 07:30 AM
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Thanks for the replies! I should have mentioned electric but was focused on finding a kit. I have found the Rake 38"DV11 from Belair which is a bit smaller then I was looking for but may have to do. I am clueless as to how to reduce plans etc. I'm an analog man in the digital age! I'm not kidding either. I would have a kit made if I could get a rundown on the steps. How would I reduce the plan scale? Thanks again. B
Sep 24, 2021, 07:55 AM
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Hello Brutus. You probably won't find a kit unless you get very lucky but here's a bunch of plans that you could work with and cut your own kit. You may just need to resize the plans to get the size of plane that you want.

https://outerzone.co.uk/search/resul...word=fokker+D7
I checked out the Fokker files on the Outerzone link and the first one is a 45" DV11! This would be ideal. It looks as though it was designed as a FF model so I don't know if these plans would be good to use, any mods. etc . The size is good though, any thoughts? Thanks. B
Sep 24, 2021, 08:30 AM
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Being a Free Flight design it would probably be a good starting point for a lightweight electric model. Of course you'd have to come up with your own motor mount, servo placement etc. If you're comfortable doing that it shouldn't be much of an issue.
Sep 24, 2021, 08:47 AM
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The servo and motor mount wouldn't be an issue, I can figure the structural bits and pieces out, it' the whole resize and actually getting the plans in hand that is the issue. B
Sep 24, 2021, 09:07 AM
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Coupez ,that's a beautiful DV11 you have there!
Sep 24, 2021, 10:17 AM
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Thanks, but it's an amateur job compared to these two:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...D-VII-re-built

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ieben-Schwaben

...from which build threads I shamelessly stole ideas .

If you can transport the larger size, this kit is superb! The wings practically build themselves - I think I had them both framed up in a couple of days. The subtle scale wing taper which is such a distinguishing feature of the DVII is built in.

The hardest part (for me at least) was bending the cabane wires accurately. The true lengths are all shown on the plans, but bends have to be made in two planes (the struts won't lie flat when bent). I ruined one strut after making a bend the wrong way, so be sure you have extra wire on hand...
Sep 24, 2021, 10:41 AM
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Looks good to me! The largest ws I can transport would be roughly 58" so I figure I'm safest at 48" to 54". I don't plan on making it super scale just scale like. I would make changes like you did on the profile of the se5a in your current build, but not add cockpit details etc. Beautiful pics. in that build by the way! B
Sep 24, 2021, 01:52 PM
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Hello Brutus. You probably won't find a kit unless you get very lucky but here's a bunch of plans that you could work with and cut your own kit. You may just need to resize the plans to get the size of plane that you want.

https://outerzone.co.uk/search/resul...word=fokker+D7
Hi, just noticed this thread. There are actually 32 Fokker D7 plans on Outerzone, at the moment - as it happens. Your link is good, and it works, but it only finds plans that have the text string "D7" in the title. Fact is, there are many plans that have "DVII" in the title, instead. There is no reason you'd know though, unless you're an Oz nerd.

To see all the Fokker DVII plans on Outerzone (using the ScaleType), you can use this link: https://outerzone.co.uk/search/resul...ord=typeID:805

For more info on this generally, see here: https://outerzone.co.uk/knowledgebase/entry.asp?ID=108 and here: https://outerzone.co.uk/advanced/lis...scaletypes.asp ...may be handy.

Hope thats's helpful.

For myself, of all those, my favourite DVII in there would be the 54 inch Gordon Whitehead design at: https://outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=9264

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Sep 24, 2021, 04:01 PM
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Thanks WMD, I looked them over and the Richard Meixell plan looks like the perfect size. B
Sep 24, 2021, 06:34 PM
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Well guys if you check the first post he is looking for a kit. Based on his replies I am unsure how many kits he has built and a complete kit and not links to plans only may be in order.

Just looked up hobby king as they have some balsa kits but no joy. Perhaps I was thinking of their Camel. Also checked balsa USA 1/6 scale and nothing their either. Ditto Manzo laser.

Brutus, if you could let us know if I am on track with this assessment or out to lunch it will also help us narrow down the choices. If you have built a couple kits AND have someone local who could help you with this build then the semi kits may work for you. I assume you need step by step instructions ands pre-cut and bent to shape parts. One last thing is this your first build and possibly your initial radio controlled plane?


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