Re: QUERY: von Raben's Dr.1 (...

Matt Bittner (
Wed, 21 Jun 1995 07:37:09 +0000

Don wrote (Hi Don!):

> What most people miss is that Richtofen's 102/17 and Voss's 103/17
> werent PRODUCTION planes at all and not even F1 or Dr-1 triplanes.
> They were remodeled V4 preproduction prototypes!
> There were BIG differences. If you ever see anyone use a standard Dr-1
> kit and mark them as Voss or MVR astound them with these gems.
> 1: The V4 planes had NO wingtip skids.
> 2: The cowlings were different than the production run, with the lower
> part of the cowling going behind the engine. Thus the cylyinders poked
> out of an elliptically shaped "slot" rather than the production horseshoe
> shaped cowl.
> 3: ( the biggie) the STAB was very different, with the angled leading edges
> of both sides of the stab being arced rather than straight. Few photos
> showing this detail were ever taken. It is quite distinctive!

Question: weren't the ailerons different as well? If my memory
serves, they were larger than production Dr.I's (and possibly the
reason why Revell got it wrong in 1/72nd scale).

Matt Bittner
Omaha, Nebraska