Kit: Simprop (1:?)
Hi several of you have asked about my electric Fokker Dr-I. Well I
finally got around to scanning some pictures. The kit is made by Simprop
of Germany and it is considered to be a stand off scale "Park flyer" It
has a 24 inch wingspan and is powered by a geared speed 280 motor. It
is made from a hard skinned foam, and balsa. The kit comes all red; I
added the OD and light blue to give it some character. It flies, just
barely. There is a lot of drag and very little power. I have had it up
to about 100 feet and tried some loops out of a nosedive but that's
about it. I have heard that the US distributor, Hobby Lobby is having
troubles getting the gearboxes for the motors and is considering a
larger motor. If you are interested in electric R/C, start with some
thing else. This takes most of my 7 active years of flying experience to
fly in one piece.
Kit: VeeDay (1:72)
This is a twenty year old model. This started life in the 70's as a
VeeDay kit and was finished sometime in 1980, It is my first and almost
only attempt at improving a kit. The Cowling, engine, propeller, guns,
pilot and wheels are from a Revell Dr-I. Decals are micro scale and
VeeDay. As you can see the gloss coat hasn't yellowed in all these
Photos are taken with Sony Mavica FD-73 under a halogen 500W bulb.
Photos adjusted with ArcSoft camera studio. The close ups are made by
holding the lens as close to the subject as I can get it!