BALSA USA 421 1/4 SCALE FOKKER DR-1 TRIPLANE
WORLD WAR 1 TRIPLANE FIGHTER
Unquestionable the most recognized aircraft of World War I. From late 1917 unil June of 1918, the Fokker DR-1 Triplane blazed its way across history and into the popular culture of today. In the hands of men like Manfred von Richthofen “The Red Baron”, Werner Voss and Ernest Udet, the Tri-plane quickly became known as the ultimate “dog fight” aircraft of World War I. In its design, Anthony Fokker and Reinhold Platz sacrificed speed for the rate of climb and maneuverability – they were successful. “They climb like monkeys and maneuver like devils” Manfred von Richthofen
- Full Size Rolled Plans and Instructions
- Jig & die cut parts
- Pre-bent Wire Landing Gear and Struts
- Basic Hardware package
- Three Removable “1-piece” bolt on wings
- ABS Plastic Cowl
- Wing Span: 70 3/4 inches
- Wing Area: 2030 sq. in.
- Wing Loading: 15-17 oz.3/sq.ft.
- Flying Weight: 13-14 1/2 lbs.
- Fuselage Length: 56 inches
- Engine Size: 23-30cc Gasloine / 1.2-1.8 4 Stroke Glow
- Cowl Diameter: 10 1/2 Inches
Center of Gravity: 3-5/8 inches back from the leading edge of the Top Wing.
Elevator: 3/4-1 inches up and down.
Rudder: 1 1/2-2 inches left and right.
Ailerons: 3/4-1 inches up and down.
Aileron Differential: 1 inch up and 3/8 inch down (differential recommended).
Top Wing: +1-2 Degree.
Middle Wing: 0.0
Bottom Wing: -1-1 1/2 Degrees.
Tail: 0.0 Degrees.
Engine Thrust Line: 2 Degrees DOWN, 1-2 Degrees RIGHT.