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Old 05-06-2011, 05:40 AM   #1
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Default Fokker DR.1 - depron scratch build

Here's a short video of my DR.1, scratch built from Steve Shumate plans.

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Old 05-06-2011, 06:16 AM   #2
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Im pleased to meet you
Shes gorgeous Superb job
Flies very nice as well
Thanks ever so much for sharing her with us
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Old 05-06-2011, 03:21 PM   #3
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Thanks Hank,

I am trying to get used to it as I don't have much experience at all with ailerons.

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really looks great! I love the flight. A winner.
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Old 05-15-2011, 05:49 PM   #5
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Nice plane! I built one much like it and I love it.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:09 AM   #6
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Excellent flight. I love it when a WWI model flies at a realistic looking speed, rather than like a pylon racer. Great job on the build and the flight.
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Thanks everyone... This is my very first attempt at building and flying a triplane and I was pretty nervous. I hope to have another video soon. The weather here has been crumby lately.
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Wow, what a great plane! Love the slow flying, it looks perfect in the air.

What wheels did you use? Wing Span?

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Jay
Yes your triplane flys really nice and slow , its bad , because it makes me think that I could actually fly one myself
I really enjoy your videos with the period music , I watch your Fokker DVII videos , OFTEN and your Albatros videos also .
As I slowly assemble my EFlite Fokker DVII ..........I often turn my chair from my work table to the computer and watch your D7 videos , and hope that I can fly mine like in your videos .
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Wow, thanks Wattman and 7Car7! That's very nice of you guys. Hey, if I can build and fly this DR.I, it can't be that difficult! You will be so happy with the Eflite DVII, it does fly very nice. I have the Eflite N17 and it is the total opposite for me. The DVII restored my confidence in myself as well as Eflite. As for the DR.I, I've always read/heard that the triplane is a handful, but I've found it to not be bad at all. I hope that I will be able to get used to ailerons soon and have better videos to post. Steve's free DR.I plan from the rcgroups forum has been a very good experience for me. I recommend that everyone try it!
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Originally Posted by 7car7 View Post
Wow, what a great plane! Love the slow flying, it looks perfect in the air.

What wheels did you use? Wing Span?
Hi 7car7, the wheels were a gift from my friend who owns Williams Brothers and they can be found here: http://www.williamsbrothersmodelproducts.com/rc.html
They are the Vintage II Wheels, I used specifically # 13148 (3.75" diameter) with white tire.
They look like this:

I built Steve Shumate's plan at 100% and the wing span for the top wing is 36.5".
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Wow, 36"! I figured it was much larger. Impressively slow flying.

I found my Electrifly (wood) DR1 to be a wonderful flier. Very easy to fly, and a lot of fun, yet very difficult to land it looking good (as in without a noseover) Great in the air though.

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