Flair Scout Series:  Fokker DR1

Products Code:   FL1031


Large and impressive, one of our favourites
(Thanks to Ian Perry for the photograph)

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Fokker DR1
The main photo
model was made by Ian Perry of Leighton Buzzard and this shot shows his colour scheme to perfection. The DR1 is not a beginners model but neither is it difficult to build or fly. We have seen many a superb example of this model at our fun fly and some with extraordinary detail.
There was no rigging on the full size DR1 so one of the disadvantages of scale vintage aircraft can be avoided immediately. A great model for those looking for something a little larger.

Additional Items
Pilot “Manfred” FL2059
Palmer cord wheels FL2056
Machine guns:
2 off 1/4 scale Spandau W30751
Dummy engine cylinders:
3 off 1/4 scale Gnome W30725
Specification
Span 73"(1855 mm)
Engines .90 min. 2 strokes
.90-1.20 4 stroke
Radio 4 channel
Weight 11 - 14 lbs (5 - 6.4kg)

Kit Contents
Strip and sheet wood
Aluminium cowl
Pre cut parts
Hardware pack
Plans and instructions
 

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The boss' DR1
- an attractive colour scheme by Patrick Ross

Take a Flair Kit and put in some extra work.
Look at the superb job that Herman Grobler has made of the Flair Fokker DR1.
I attach his own notes for your interest.
Need I say any more?

Dear sir

I built a DR I from your kit and congratulations on an excellent kit. I however made a number of changes (to improve scale accuracy) to the kit and am generally very happy with the results. I have found that it is very sensitive to down elevator in flight at full power, and tends to tuck under. (nose dive with a little down elevator input). I must admit that aerodynamically I made the following changes:

1. added 1/8 inch to the bottom of all wing ribs in front of the main spar to create an under camber wing section, very close to the original
2. Resized the axle wing between the wheels to scale size, and profile (thickness)

Other than this all angles were kept as per kit. I have a Saito 150 fs engine in it, and it weighs 16,5 lbs, with the Bamberg compass that works, and a fully functional control system in the cockpit. I would appreciate if you could give me some advise on the elevator aspect. Should I move the CofG forward, or should I change the stab rigging angle (this will be easy as the stab is a bolt on item as per original)

Your time and attention will be greatly appreciated

Yours sincerely
Herman Grobler,  South Africa.

(I think Herman has changed the aerodynamic characteristics with his use of undercamber but I am sure he will be able to tame it with a little nose weight which I have advised him to add.  Richard Smart.- Flair Models Ltd
.)