Fokker Dr1 Triplane
This model depicts the Dr1 flown by Ernst Udet.
Structure: Fuselage is a framework of spruce strip, with a glass fibre cowling. Wings have balsa ribs attached to a large rigid box spar as on the full-size aeroplane, with a wraparound 0.8mm ply leading edge and wire trailing edge. The covering is doped nylon.
Flying characteristics: As with the full-size aeroplane, the model is not particularly fast, but it climbs well and is very manoeuvrable.
Current status: Sold by the builder after many years flying, it was acquired by a film company and featured in the movie Flyboys. Now owned by the Dawn Patrol display team it is under restoration to fly again in a different colour scheme.
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