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Old 02-08-2008, 11:57 PM
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Anyone seen this yet? Looks pretty cool.

[link=http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products/Default.aspx?ProdID=HAN4675]Hangar 9 Fokker DVII 60[/link]

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Old 02-09-2008, 02:40 PM
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That looks very interesting. It is cool they used losenge covering. If the whole plane would have been covered with it, that would have opened up a lot of options to add trim colors to match differant pilots planes. Nice to see this come out.
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Old 02-10-2008, 12:43 AM
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This looks like a must have. I have the Great Planes Fokker Dr1 and this plane would greta to have to complete my Dawn Patron squadron. I also have the Dynaflite 60 size SE-5a. Here are a couple of pic's.

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Default RE: Hangar 9 Fokker DVII

That DVII certainly has an interesting color scheme.

The earth camo lozenge is all over the underside of the airplane. Guess they didn't want it to be seen when it was parked upside down.

And the top and sides of it are bright white and blue. Guess they wanted it to be seen from above, unless they were flying over the ocean.

Or maybe the pilot flew it inverted all the time.
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The lozenge camo pattern fabric was applied on the top and bottom of the wings at the factory. Each Jasta and pilot had their planes painted to their descretion, in the field. Where you see lozenge pattern is simply where the plane wasn't painted. Often flying brightly colored aircraft, the Germans didn't seemed too concerned with being seen by the enemy first!
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I too thought the losenge/sky blue application seemed backwards...thanks for the explanation, Bruno. Check out that due date of June. I guess when it comes out in say May, it'll seem "early" I'm glad Hangar 9 is continuing with the WWI planes. I'd like to see a Nieuport 17!

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It appears that new pilots flew what was issued. It appears the Germans didn't waste paint until there was reason to believe it wouldn't wind up on fire for awhile.

And apparently each paint job that got onto an airplane was basically unique. That is to say, there could be some story behind that "upside down" paint job. Like whose it was.

And it is logical to assume that with the life expectancy of the front line pilots, the problem of individual airplanes gaining too much weight from repeated painting was NOT a problem.

And all that aside, it is definitely strange looking.
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I was thinking (ouch!) a little more about the lozenge last evening. I thought I read somewhere that, instead of trying for color camoflage, the lozenge pattern actually attempts to distort the outline of the aircraft - distoring it's shape and direction. Maybe one of the Scale guys might clear that up for us. Either way I think H9 did a fairly faithful version of Berthold's DVII. Toyish, but I want one!
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Looks like a must buy!
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pic from their website for you guys

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I was thinking (ouch!) a little more about the lozenge last evening. I thought I read somewhere that, instead of trying for color camoflage, the lozenge pattern actually attempts to distort the outline of the aircraft - distoring it's shape and direction. Maybe one of the Scale guys might clear that up for us. Either way I think H9 did a fairly faithful version of Berthold's DVII. Toyish, but I want one!
I think you are right about the shapes breaking up the outline. This was done with ships as well. I think we should all be thankfull that it is not RED!
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Just for reference, here is my BUSA with the Glenn Torrence fabric. There can certainly be arguments about what the actual colors were but I sure like what Glenn did with his fabric. I think that If this is reminiscent of how these aircraft actually looked, I sure do find them beautiful.
Like I said, it is too bad Hanger 9 did not cover the entire plane lozenge.
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Hmmm, might hold off on that Sopwith Camel. I wasn't ready for it yet anyway... so now this might be a much better option for me come late spring / early summer.
I -really- wish they'd do an Albatros DV... I understand those shapes might be more of a challenge for mass-manufacture.
This looks very nice, though. I'm wondering about the motor / ESC / Battery for an electric setup.
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I want one

It's a better flyer than the Sopwith. I ended up selling mine as it just wasn't fun to fly. Landings and takeoffs were always interesting


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Default RE: Hangar 9 Fokker DVII

Ah you've flown one then.
I was thinking they were not going to be available until June.

Interesting, it looks like you can buy the lozenge covering for $8 a meter.
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Sack,

I have a BUSA D7 and had a H9 Sopwith. Didn't much care for the Sopwith, but the D7 is great.
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Default RE: Hangar 9 Fokker DVII

That Balsa USA 1/4 scale Fokker D.VII looks like a great plane. I suspect it is beyond my building skill level. I wish it weren't.
I'll have to stick with the ARFs. You should be proud of that plane you've got there, I'm a little jealous.

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Yeah it is a great plane. I also have a 3Cee Bees Nieuport 17. It's a great scale looking plane, but also not as good of a flyer as the D7.


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Ordered my H9 Fokker. Going to go electric with 123 cells and give that a try. Hopefully the fuse will support the larger 123 cells.
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I also ordered one and will attempt to go electric too. My H9 Sopwith was electric and had great performance.
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Old 02-13-2008, 05:57 PM
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Hey this will be great for me. I do hope you guys will help out with a nice build thread. I'm really just getting started with Balsa planes and don't have anything this size yet. It is such a help for guys like me when you folks post what components you've tried, what works, what doesn't, and what modifications you've made. I really enjoyed the H9 Sopwith build threads and I from them felt confident enough to put together a shopping list (electric). But now I really think I would like to wait and see how these Fokker builds go along. Maybe someday I will develop skills for kit building, but for now, these ARFs are challenging enough for my ten thumbs.

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Wait for the D7 it's a much better flying plane. The Sopwith flys fine, but it always needs constant input to fly. Not a plane you can ralax and fly around. The D7 also takes some input, but not nearly as much as the Sopwith.


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There's not much to dislike on this beauty, maybe the goofy looking pilot. I was hoping for another WWI plane from hanger 9 and I'm not dissapointed. hanger 9 offerings are both interesting and constantly improving in scale and looks. This will be hard for me not to buy.
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Yip gonna order me one, will look great with my Camel
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I was hoping that they would do a Fokker D7 when I first saw their Camel. I have built quite a few 42inch D7's for combat here in Aus, they are a stable model with reasonable handling for a WW1 type. Wounder how long before we is them here? Matt
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