Fantastic Fokker

Jul 16, 2014 8 Comments by

Watching this video, it’s easy to understand why Manfred von Richthofen himself was such a proponent of the Fokker D-VII, even though the “Red Baron” died before the first D-VIIs reached service. Built from the Balsa USA kit by Knut Huk and piloted by Andy Nusser at the Flugtage MFC in Oberhausen this summer, the 1/3-scale model fighter has a 10-foot wingspan and is powered by a 2-cylinder, 4-stroke inline Kolm 130 engine. It is modeled after a plane in the Navy Field Hunting Squadron III that was flown in 1917 and 1918 by Franz Mayer. Check out that cockpit detail! Nicely done, Herren Huk und Nusser.

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8 Responses to “Fantastic Fokker”

  1. Charles S. SYlvia says:

    Very nice detail and very pretty.

  2. Arne Husby says:

    Extremely cool! One of my WWI favourites.

  3. Dan Pomerantz says:

    Well done . i have the fokker dr1 1/3 from US ballsa in the makeing

  4. Tom Zink says:

    Great job building & flying the D- V11.

  5. Dave Reid says:

    Nice Work, sounds great and looks like the real deal!

  6. Miguel says:

    Great model, nice detail and flies just great. Just a couple of comments it flies too fast, not scale like, possibly it is overpowered and the engine is much too loud. The muffler could have been better engineered to reduce the engine noise..

  7. Marcelo says:

    …Fantastic Fokker, beautifull plane and bipe model, love that gas engine sound, congrats 4 the pilot, sweet smooth flight,………

  8. ron wolf says:

    Very nice details, and very nice flying. I am building pietenpol aircamper with a wing span of 11′ wing core 22″ power plant going to be a saito 150.

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