*** Now comes with brushed motor, propeller and gearbox ***
The Fokker Dr.I (Dreidecker, "triplane" in German), often known simply as the Fokker Triplane, was a World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. The Dr.I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. It became famous as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.
Compared with the Albatros and Pfalz fighters, the Dr.I offered exceptional manoeuvrability. Though the ailerons were not very effective, the rudder and elevator controls were light and powerful. Rapid turns, especially to the right, were facilitated by the triplane's marked directional instability. Vizefeldwebel Franz Hemer of Jasta 6 said, "The triplane was my favourite fighting machine because it had such wonderful flying qualities. I could let myself stunt – looping and rolling – and could avoid an enemy by diving with perfect safety. The triplane had to be given up because although it was very manoeuvrable, it was no longer fast enough.
The Dr.I suffered other deficiencies. The pilot's view was poor during take-off and landing. The cockpit was cramped and furnished with materials of inferior quality. Furthermore, the proximity of the gun butts to the cockpit, combined with inadequate crash padding, left the pilot vulnerable to serious head injury in the event of a crash landing.
The Fokker DR.1 is yet another eye-catching flying model from Tony Ray Aero Model. This classic WWI fighter will make an impact wherever it is flown. It uses a powerful 8.5mm motor driving the prop through a gearbox, and there is plenty of power for those dogfighting manoeuvres with the Tony Ray Aero Model Sopwith Camel.
- All balsa and hardwood (Basswood) is Laser Cut.
- Some hardware is included, but you will also require other items to finish this model.
- Great for flying outdoors in small spaces, parks etc. on calm days, the model is also suitable for indoor Flying. Needing the space of 1 to 2 Badminton Courts space to fly.
Required to complete
You will need a 3 to 4 function Radio Transmitter and Receiver as 3 or 4 functions used on the model aircraft (suitable micro receiver boards can be found HERE).
A brushless motor is also available that works with the RX62HE and RX42E Receiver/ESC boards.
Instructions are available by download HERE. Printed instructions are available from HERE. UK specific Extra Info Instructions are not yet available, but are under development. Currently we have the original Tony Ray photo instructions.