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.
Jul 16, 2014 8 Comments