Re: Interesting Fok DVII Color Scheme

Jess Stuart (
Mon, 30 Oct 1995 12:11:37 -0800 (PST)

> >
> >> > The forward strut position probably has something to do with the
> >> >plywood-covered fuselage. The less holes the plywood has the stronger it
> >> >is, plus it is easier to mass produce.
> >> >
> >>
> >> Ah, but the strut attaches in the area covered by _metal_ engine
> >> panels and _those_ couldn't be made outa plywood - the heat build
> >
> > Thats my point. With the strut attached normally, the ply-wood would
> >need a hole cut it it. Why take the time to cut a hole in ply-wood when metal
> >is easier to cut.
> >
> But the 'normal' strut attachment point is also to an area covered
> by metal engine panels and where you couldn't substitute plywood
> 'cause of the potential heat problems.

Doh! My bad there.

The photo seems to show a glossy finish on the fuselage all the way
to the front of the plane (where the verticle metal panel would be on a
normal D7). Could they have had the plywood extend all the way to the
radiator? The finish seems to be the same on the vertical sides just behind
the rediator as over the wing.

over the wing.

  Jess Stuart			"I am Pentium of Borg.  Accuracy is irrelevant				   Prepare to be estimated!"