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Old 06-10-2014, 07:56 AM   #1
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Default Depronker (Gere Sport design) Biplane

First saw photos when JDJim posted his build ... and then another with ailerons .. now here was a simple and effective bird that cried out for me to see what I could achieve.

Don't get me wrong - my admiration goes out to Gere Sport for the design and JDJim for building ...

I mentioned in the Scratchbuild that I was interested to see what could be done with this basic design - use it as a starting block. Keep the simplicity of it but add some cosmetics or subtle changes to give illusion of another.

Well - I have always liked the German scalloped wings and tails of WW1 fighters .. Fokker must have had an artistic bent in mind when he did that. Actually I heard it was an early attempt to get the airflow to separate cleanly from the T/E ... I doubt the story .. but who knows.

So I've emailed Gere Sport and let him know I'm taking a few liberties with his design and hope he doesn't mind.

I have made a few modifications .. scalloped T/E to wings, angled wing tips, tail feathers, made pilot cut-out in top wing, drawn a simple gun to mount ... I also plan to add a top curved decking with an engine block up front .. Coke bottle radial cowling ...

To give it the style of a WW1 Fokker ...

Now who's going to do the Sopwith version ?

I reckon with a little thought ... a little strengthening of the wings ... this could develop into a nice little Dog-Fight model ...

C'mon - who's game for a laugh ??

Attached is my first thoughts on the Fokker style "DZEPRONKER" ...

Nigel


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