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Duncan Gibbs
04-09-2015, 11:16 PM
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CK 17
04-09-2015, 11:26 PM
That short wing and big tail. I wonder what it could do in the hands of one of those red bull pilots?

purri
04-10-2015, 01:48 AM
That quote may be attributed to their opponents.
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PeterSibley
04-10-2015, 01:54 AM
Eindecker rep.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/0/8/0/1817080.jpg

Duncan Gibbs
04-10-2015, 02:21 AM
That quote may be attributed to their opponents.
:D...

birlinn
04-10-2015, 02:51 AM
Eindecker rep.

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/0/8/0/1817080.jpg
A tailwheel? ailerons? A flat-four engine?
Ain't no Fokker!

PeterSibley
04-10-2015, 03:58 AM
:d It's so hard to find a small used radial .

Maybe he could have made one like this ?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bNKq-tQQz0

purri
04-10-2015, 05:42 AM
Perhap the script "Fock En" 317/15 is appropriate?
A tailwheel? ailerons? A flat-four engine?
Ain't no Fokker!

birlinn
04-10-2015, 12:40 PM
The early Fokkers had rotary engines, not radials. A firm in New Zealand will sell you an accurate repro rotary.
The script is Fok EIII, by the way- eindekker 3 in other words.

Jim Bow
04-10-2015, 01:32 PM
Punchline to a great old joke: "No, Maam, those Fockkers wuz Messerschmitts!"

John Meachen
04-10-2015, 02:38 PM
If you are interested in WW1 era flying there is a forum at http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/ that you might enjoy.

Lew Barrett
04-10-2015, 03:02 PM
The early Fokkers had rotary engines, not radials. A firm in New Zealand will sell you an accurate repro rotary.
The script is Fok EIII, by the way- eindekker 3 in other words.

You know this, but an argument against a rotary (there is probably more than one) is how challenging they can be in practice. Maybe he just wanted to fly the thing regularly without simulating all the side effects including the castor oil enemas. :)

Something like a Rotec might have preserved the basic appearance without the negatives, but maybe they built it around what they had?

pila
04-10-2015, 05:39 PM
The Fokker DR-1 Triplane was said to use the torque, or gyroscopic force, from the rotary to make an abrupt turn. Don't remember which direction, but would think it was opposite from engine/prop rotation (?)
Started to build a DR-1 from plans that were available in the 60s. Didn't get it done. and sold the project. 80 wing ribs...made from 1/16 th inch aircraft plywood. That took some time...I also built all the fittings, and there are a bunch...
Desirable radial engine for that was the 145 HP Warner, but that engine isn't easy to find, and the antique guys have most of them.

So where were all the DR-1s in formation built ??

From what I've read about rotarys, castor oil was used for lube....and some great stories about pilots in WW1 dealing with the effects of castor oil from the exhaust..

Duncan Gibbs
04-13-2015, 08:10 AM
http://gonautical.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/fokker.jpg

Peter Malcolm Jardine
04-13-2015, 08:22 AM
Some of you may know of this place, these planes were a passion of mine when I was a kid, just after Cole Palen founded the Rhinebeck Aerodrome. He died in the early nineties. An incredible flying collection of early planes. Palen did not consider a plane a plane unless it was able to fly...... you can see how many of the collection fly, and it's truly impressive.

http://oldrhinebeck.org/ORA/