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Rubber Powered Airplane Kits / FF-26
Fokker D. VII|
The Fokker D. VII first appeared over the World War I battlefield
in May 1918 and quickly showed its superior performance over Allied
fighters. With its high rate of climb, higher ceiling, and excellent
handling characteristics, the German pilots were able to score 565
victories over Allied aircraft during August 1918. Designed by Reinhold
Platz, Baron Manfred von Richthofen, the famous Red Baron, flew the
prototype, designated VII. The Baron found the Fokker easy to fly,
able to dive at high speed quickly yet remain steady as a rock, and
had good visibility for the pilot.
Kit FF-26 qualifies for Society
of Antique Modelers (SAM) competitions and uses the
Box and Former method of construction.
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a full-size
rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand-picked printed balsa and
balsa strip wood, rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing,
clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire, and Easy
Built Lite tissue in red. You will need a building
board, hobby knife, fine
sandpaper, and glue.
FF-26 Fokker D. VII
Class: Stand-off scale
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Experienced / Experienced
photo of your model.
Rick Pendzick created a wing jig, and used the magnetic building board,
and magnets to properly position the wings of his biplane.
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.