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Thread: Flair Fokker DVII
17/06/2015 21:52:39

Just laid the ribs on the lower wing plan......They are 5mm longer than the plan view. Guess in the reprinting process the plan (this sheet at least) has been shrunk very slightly. Means the trailing edge sheeting will just need to be placed 5mm further aft to accommodate (and snug fit into fuselage recess). Glad I didn't simply build the wing over the plan without checking.... although the 'over length' ribs would have raised alarm bells. Not sure if mine is a 'one off' error or if an entire batch of plans are in error.

Heads up for those who might be about to build...COMPARE THE LOWER WING CHORD AND RIB LENGTH ON THE PLAN TO THE ACTUAL RIBS SUPPLIED. MINE ARE 5MM LONGER THAN THE PLAN. Upper wing ribs are also fraction longer than shown on plan.

17/06/2015 10:40:07

Thank Bob. Have checked as you said. The chord line is definitely narrower than the width of cut out, even allowing for sheeting. Just surprised because he accuracy of other Flair models I've built has been excellent with laser cut accuracy. No major problem to fix. Just wanted to ensure I hadn't missed something.

16/06/2015 23:53:10

I can obviously 'fill' the gap at trailing edge with a piece of 3mm ply but surprised the cut out aerofoil section on fuselage ply side is apparently so far out!

16/06/2015 23:49:38

Just for fun I laid the fuselage over the lower wing plan. It appears that the chord od the wing is actually about 5mm too narrow! Have I missed something? Anyone else found this issue?? Photos below to show what I mean.


16/06/2015 23:31:31

Couldn't resist a few more photos as its slowly beginning to look like a Fokker!


14/06/2015 16:00:05


Thread: DX9 Owners thread
14/06/2015 15:10:15

In fact, I expect that the shop stock of the limited edition DX9 Black will probably have been produced before Jan 15, so it may be still DSM2 and DSMX compatible.

14/06/2015 15:07:55

Thanks guys for the answers which are reassuring. As Im just upgrading from 35MHz .... (I know late?), all my 2.4GHz equipment will be new. So I guess I don't need to worry about DSM2 versus DSMX as it should all be compatible .... although I will take care if tempted by any 'used' receivers etc in future.

13/06/2015 22:13:16

Thanks Pete. I should welcome my radio of choice being reduced but it just seemed too good to be true! smiley

13/06/2015 21:18:26

Hi guys. I was about to lay out over £400 for a Black limited edition DX9 but now note that everywhere seems to have them heavily discounted. Am I missing something? Is the DX9 or its technology about to be outdated, non-supportable or just superseded by something else? Any advice gratefully received.

Thread: Flair Fokker DVII
13/06/2015 20:29:29

Seems like '70' size is favourite. Although I have an 80 inch piper cub thats flies well on '52' four stroke.

13/06/2015 20:24:52

Had problems downloading photos so they may be slightly out of order.

Time to think about what size engine needed before I install the bar wood engine bearers. Will scroll back to see what others did.

13/06/2015 20:21:22

Very slowly. Just waiting to see yours fly!


13/06/2015 19:34:42


07/06/2015 19:42:39

Fuselage sides completed. And DID remember to make a left and a right version!! (But only just!)

05/06/2015 23:49:37

Going to need a bigger board for the one piece wing!

18/05/2015 10:02:56

Hey Bob, glad you're still there. Yours must be just about ready for its maiden flight. I am looking forward to starting on the fuselage to give the tail feathers something to sit on. Never done 'pull - pull' system before but got to be worth a try.

Probably have mine flying as our first astronauts land on Mars!! But enjoying the build, especially with the inspiration of models like yours to keep me at it, albeit at snail's pace.

16/05/2015 21:39:40

just in case anyone is still out there..... still building just very slow due to other projects.... Elevators now almost complete. Building as one piece then will split later. Working on whether to use individual scale 'pull - pull' system.


04/04/2015 22:58:26

Thats fair!!! but then again, you did such an amazing job on making the guns look 'used', perhaps just a hint of weathering on the white surfaces??? If you have an airbrush its amazing how simple effects can be produced..... That said, I do agree that a factory finish also looks good.

my progress has been incredibly slow due to pace of work right now and other projects.

04/04/2015 22:10:25

Are you going to weather it to give it that 'used' appearance?

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