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Fokker DVIII Build (update)
« on: October 28, 2017, 08:28:05 PM »
I won a 1/3rd scale Fokker DVIII at this years giant scale and have decided to build it. I decided to do the wing first as if I screw this part up there's no need to continue...lol  :P  The  DVIII has a unique wing in that it is flat on the top and tapers on the bottom so it is recommended to build the wing upside down I used an old hokey stick and some weights to keep things aligned while gluing, hey it worked. lol  :P  other than that it's pretty straight forward, the wing is split in the middle so you build one panel at a time, so far so good but man this thing is big.   :o :o 8) :P ;D
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Re: Fokker DVIII Build
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2017, 09:03:19 PM »
Put the wing aside and started the fuse,pretty straight forward, I like cutting the sticks and fitting them, very satisfying  ;D 8)
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Re: Fokker DVIII Build (update)
« Reply #2 on: Today at 11:48:23 AM »
Really taking my time on this. Lining up the ailerthingy before sheeting the wing, at this pace I could be done by next summer...lol
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Re: Fokker DVIII Build (update)
« Reply #3 on: Today at 11:50:07 AM »
Jeeze I forgot to post the fuse pics. D'oh...lol
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Re: Fokker DVIII Build (update)
« Reply #4 on: Today at 12:18:30 PM »
Good work D. Nice too see someone actually building with balsa and fabric. This will be a nice airplane, for sure. I have seen the full scale replica fly at Rhinebeck and it is an amazingly fast, quick to maneuver and sharp looking machine.

BTW, how do you keep such a neat work area?
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