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Sky Sharkster
02-18-2006, 05:36 PM
Don't know if this has been posted yet so here goes;
http://smoothair.ca/store/DVTriplane/Fokker.htm
This is an all-foam (well, almost) 1/12th scale Dr.1 Triplane, wingspan 23", length 20" weight 8.25 oz., wing loading 4.5 oz/sq/in, power (not included)GWS IPS DX-A, prop GWS 9x7, Battery 8-cell 370 mAH MiHH or 700 MaH 2s 1p Lipo. controls R/E/T. Construction 1/8" sheet foam and balsa. Price U.S. $ 58.71 + S&H.
Kit includes full-size CAD plan sheet, 15-page instruction booklet, laser-cut (internal-firewall, formers, battery box) balsa, laser-cut foam wings, tail, fuselage sheeting. Pre-formed wing airfoils, wing alignment jig, vac-formed cowling, rare-earth magnets (18) for mounting wings and struts, pre-cut strut dowels, carbon tail skidpre-formed music wire L.G., 1/32" pushrods. Control horns, wheel retainers,1-1/2" wheels, cowl screws, coaming, velcro. Iron Cross templates.
A link to the "E-Zone" thread is
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=178212
There's also a video of the model flying and a 15 page Adobe format manual.
Smooth Air has some good accessories like Blenderm 3M hinge tape, Lighter RC control horns and micro steerable tailwheel assemblies, Park flyer control horns, Westport Designs, Climax and Littlebirdz magnets, motor mounts, G.B. mounts and thrust adaptors. GoBrushless motors, Lightenna 72 Slow Fly, and lots more!
Ron

Twmaster
02-18-2006, 05:43 PM
Todd's Models also carries this kit.

http://www.toddsmodels.com/Kits/fokker.htm

tww1fa
12-23-2006, 08:38 PM
I have this very kit. I haven't finished it yet, although it's pretty much done except for the painting. One problem I ran into is that while the plane was sitting unfinished in my garage during a 110+ degree summer, the wings arched upwards (i.e. I now have dihedral built in.) Hopefully this won't affect the flying characteristics too much when I finally do complete it.

WWI Ace
12-31-2006, 04:07 AM
These are great little planes!! You'll love 'em!! Finally had to retire mine after about 2-3yrs. Always got attention anywhere it flew! Steve.

degreen60
01-09-2007, 05:42 PM
You can remove the dihedral by adding flying wires. They look good too.





I have this very kit. I haven't finished it yet, although it's pretty much done except for the painting. One problem I ran into is that while the plane was sitting unfinished in my garage during a 110+ degree summer, the wings arched upwards (i.e. I now have dihedral built in.) Hopefully this won't affect the flying characteristics too much when I finally do complete it.