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Thread: Flair Fokker DVII
01/04/2015 22:20:36

looks fantastic. Must be time to put it together as a finished article!! It will be flying in no time Bob!

01/03/2015 11:30:13

Looks absolutely superb. If you have access to the Kagero book about the Fokker DVII it has some brilliant close ups of the cockpit detail for each variant of the ac, and lots of views of the detail on forward upper fuselage (oil tank and fuel tank filler caps, fuel contents gauge etc). If you can't get it, I can photograph couple of relevant pages for you. May be short delay, however, as am away for next 10 days with work. Still think the engine and weathered guns really set this off as a scale rendition. My progress is soooooooh slow by comparison.

24/02/2015 21:58:02

The instructions seem to call for forward fuselage to be built as a box with completed rear fuselage framework added to it at the end. Seems more sensible to build entire fore and aft side as one piece first on land flat, then join sides afterwards. Am I missing something?

24/02/2015 21:49:07

img_2461.jpgHinge blocks added. Time to start on fuselage.

22/02/2015 18:45:35

Awesome work. Love the 'leather' pads on back of guns. My progress slow, waiting for hinges. Shielded hinge line for rudder completed.img_2459.jpg

16/02/2015 19:45:28

Outstanding Bob. Remind me..... how much of the engine is from the AZ kit parts and how much is scratch built?

11/02/2015 23:00:10

Most of the supplied balsa sticks in my kit are very soft. I may look for harder grain this weekend, especially for LE of rudder and elevators.

11/02/2015 22:50:57

Just building the rudder and trying to ensure its warp free.

11/02/2015 22:50:09

I bet you dont lose much off it. It will be invisible!! wink

11/02/2015 22:49:11

Crime against 4 strokes!! surprise

11/02/2015 20:15:28


Superb job. sets the standard!!!

31/01/2015 21:24:54

The real aircraft has a shielded elevator hinge line, employing a hardwood section routed and clamped to fit the metal tubed trailing edge of the tailplane and radiused to the same diameter as the elevator leading edge. I decided not to use tubing as it won't be seen when covered but otherwise satisfied that its pretty scale to blend the hige line with hardwood. wink

31/01/2015 20:57:05

Absolutely. May even DIY a couple of brass turnbuckles for the upper bracing wires as they are very visible..... long way off yet but added to the growing list of bits to add! May need a Laser 180 at this rate to lift the weight!!!!! wink

31/01/2015 20:46:27


31/01/2015 19:32:53

First amendment to plan..... have turned some 3mm square hardwood strip into triangular section and attached to trailing edge of tailplane to allow elevator leading edge to be shielded rather than butt joined. Should look more scale hinge line and adds strength to tailplane. Photo to follow when iPhone charges!!!

31/01/2015 13:18:42

Steve, for your upper fuselage deckings do you go with 0.4 mm ply or thicker?

31/01/2015 13:13:15

Just checking! 😄

31/01/2015 12:58:16

Very neat Steve. Do you stitch right through the wood.... Or just run 'false' stitches along the leather and then glue on?

31/01/2015 00:15:01

Very kind. Thanks.... Brilliant scheme but i need to do an original scheme rather then plagiarising yours!! But would be interested in details of Callie Graphics for when I have chosen a scheme myself.

30/01/2015 23:54:43

Looks great. Where did you get the decals of the stag made?? I was looking at the (ablatros werks version) Fokker DVII which is available as plastic kit (1/32 scale) from Wingnut Wings which matches the cheek panels of the FLAIR kit. The plastic kit has your scheme as one of its chosen finishes!

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