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Re: Fokker DVIII it's engine testing time!!
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2018, 09:48:48 AM »
Linen now applied, cowl painted, some covering on the tail, starting to look like a real airplane!  :o ;D 8)
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Re: Fokker DVIII Build (updates)
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2018, 06:51:35 PM »
Very nice, D!
I hope she flies as well as she looks ... and she probably will.

Interesting camouflage paint scheme on those birds, isn't it. Looks a tad "girly", don't ya think? (Of course, once that big machine gun starts to rattle away at your Englander butt, it may not look so girly, I suppose!)
 
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Re: Fokker DVIII Build (updates)
« Reply #17 on: April 23, 2018, 11:11:54 PM »
Very nice, D!
I hope she flies as well as she looks ... and she probably will.

Interesting camouflage paint scheme on those birds, isn't it. Looks a tad "girly", don't ya think? (Of course, once that big machine gun starts to rattle away at your Englander butt, it may not look so girly, I suppose!)

Thanks Gary, it should fly like a big park flyer, I hope...lol I did some research but couldn't find an exact reason for the lozenge scheme, just that they wanted something that blended with the sky and ground so  enemy planes couldn't see them in the air or on the ground. Wonder if it worked?
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Re: Fokker DVIII Build (updates)
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2018, 05:59:12 AM »
As you know, Walter has a new one and we were talking about them. A  small number built in WW1 and they only entered service in the very last couple of months of the war, so battle experience was low.

They were blazingly fast for the time!

Brian Coughlin built a replica twenty some years ago. It was featured inthe EAA magazine. He was a really young guy, living right near Old Rhinebeck. I saw it fly just a few days after it s first test flight. What a machine, quick and agile.
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Re: Fokker DVIII Build (updates)
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2018, 08:17:59 PM »
Fuse doped, tail and insignia's done, won't be long.  8) ;D :)
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Re: Fokker DVIII Build (updates)
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2018, 12:57:53 PM »
T's crossed? Check. I's dotted?  You bet. Wolfgang looks ready to go as well so it can only mean one thing, as soon as the sun cooperates it's engine testing time!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) :D :D :D :D
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Re: Fokker DVIII Build it's engine testing time!
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2018, 05:12:16 PM »
WOOHOOO!!!!!  She needed a couple of primes but once I got her going and running for a while she starts up no prob now.  ;D :o 8) :P ;) :D ;D 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh6cYYGPciQ&feature=share
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Re: Fokker DVIII Maiden
« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2018, 02:44:20 PM »
The crowd was hushed, tense with anticipation,will she fly or come crashing down,  ah no they weren't  :laugh: :P  But I was nervous as hell so I gave the pleasure of it's maiden to Rolly, I shouldn't have worried it flew right off the board I don't even know if he had to set the trims, fly's great wish I  had more video but I lost site of her after take off. To say I'm happy would be a major understatement,  ;D 8) :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tp47Qjs2mgE
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