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Peter Etherington 103/09/2016 19:56:19
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Hi all, thinking of having a go at the SFM Fokker DVII Kit (48" span) @ £90 plus p&p has anyone built one of these as I cant find any reviews. Pete

Bob Bertram12/11/2016 08:34:36
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Hi Pete, how are you progressing with it? Was thinking of putting it on my Xmas pressie list.

Peter Etherington 112/11/2016 10:42:16
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Hi Bob, still thinking about it, to many hobbies to short time at home, always at work. Pete

Simon Knight09/08/2017 20:15:18
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Evening gents, did either of you progress any further with this kit? I have just got mine this week and made a good start (upper wing built). Very impressed with how well it all seems to go together; hope it stays that way through out the build!

GrumpyGnome12/08/2017 10:39:46
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I built one of these a few months ago - went together beautifully! Flies well too, although due to pants weather, I have only had half a dozen flights..
Simon Knight12/08/2017 11:56:23
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Good to hear! I have completed the build of all the wing surfaces and they went together easily and no complications.

Have printed my own lozenge onto tissue paper and then doped it up over the undercarriage wing as a tester and it seems a pretty good alternative to painting by hand. How did you cover yours? Will probably use a mixture of tissue and Oracover depending on my final colour scheme.

What setup have you used, IC or EP?

GrumpyGnome12/08/2017 14:38:46
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I just used hk film. Didn't want to invest a lot of time in case it did not fly...
Simon Knight12/08/2017 14:47:34
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Fair enough, but based on your experience so far, I'll chance mine flies well too

Simon Knight12/08/2017 15:19:48
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Some pics if anyone is interested...**LINK**

Frank Skilbeck12/08/2017 16:54:20
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I did the review of the kit for RCMW a few months ago, yes it's a nice model, a few scale discrepancies, but it looks good and flies pretty well too.

The kit stickers are pretty poor though and don't adhere that well to a tex covering.

Simon Knight12/08/2017 17:59:13
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Great what issue was it and I'll try to find it? Yes, the stickers are a bit of a let down but I'll do my own i think.

Frank Skilbeck12/08/2017 19:09:40
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Simon it was the June 2017 issue, PM me if you have any problems finding it.

Simon Knight12/08/2017 19:10:32
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Thank you!

Frank Skilbeck12/08/2017 19:14:45
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Simon Knight08/09/2017 20:12:26
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Well I have now finished my model and I am very happy with it. Kit went very well together and my homemade lozenge cammo seems to do the trick. I have printed on to tissue paper so it is very delicate but will hopefully survive with he dope an varnish coating now applied. Just need a calm day now for her maiden flight!

I would buy this kit again and may well do so if the flight goes well; or bad.

Would like to know how to make it an IC version though as there didn't seem much space up front without cutting and making a new bulk head. Anyone done this with this model?

**LINK** for pictures. Sorry never seem to be able to upload.

Simon Knight08/09/2017 20:14:05
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Managed it, here you go!img_1150.jpg

Simon Knight08/09/2017 20:17:41
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john stones 108/09/2017 20:23:41
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Beautiful job Simon. yes

Frank Skilbeck09/09/2017 09:16:50
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Simon, that looks great, love the lozenge scheme, that's a clever way of doing it and I'd like to see more details.

On mine I found the turns were nicer with around 50% aileron differential and some rudder, so it's worth having the ailerons on separate channels so you can tune the differential to your preference.

Simon Knight09/09/2017 09:31:01
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Thanks guys. An underside shot to show the other colour scheme below.

To do the lozenge, I got the pattern from a couple of different web pages, scaled it to what I thought was right and tweaked the colours a little. Then I cut the tissue to A4 size, taped it to a sheet of paper and ran it through the printer. When attaching to the model, I used prittstick then have to apply dope vey carefully after the initial steaming to tighten it. A second coat of dope finishes it nicely hen I applied spray varnish to cover any missed areas and give it a more matt finish. On the underside of the fuselage where there wasn't much for the tissue to attach to, I applied a white oracover sheet first then stuck the tissue to that.

I have the ailerons on one channel at the moment so will see what I can do regards the differential point. Thank you!

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