Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > RC Scale Aircraft
Reload this Page >

Worst DrI replica on earth

Notices
RC Scale Aircraft Discuss rc scale aircraft here (for giant scale see category above)

Worst DrI replica on earth

Old 09-03-2011, 08:08 PM
  #1  
abufletcher
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
abufletcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Zentsuji, JAPAN
Posts: 15,018
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Worst DrI replica on earth

And for only $21,000 (plus $4,000 in shipping).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/FokkerDrI-Fo...item3cbab502e1
Old 09-03-2011, 08:24 PM
  #2  
Fokker triplane
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Oak Creek, WI
Posts: 33
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

You are right that is an ugly aircraft. But there is someone out there right how with 25 large burning a hole in his pocket. You are being kind by calling it the "worst". Mike
Old 09-03-2011, 08:36 PM
  #3  
foodstick
 
foodstick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ankeny, IA
Posts: 5,553
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

I love the half in half out of the hangar!..with one wheel on a four foot stack of pallets..

I think he put 1/3 scale wheels on it !
Old 09-03-2011, 08:52 PM
  #4  
TFF
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 4,183
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

It does have 3 wings. Got to think there is a pilot shop in a mall or a miniature golf course missing its centerpiece. I like the backwards prop.
Old 09-03-2011, 09:03 PM
  #5  
foodstick
 
foodstick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: ankeny, IA
Posts: 5,553
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Whats the deal with the motor? it almost looks like this thing was a ground prop from a movie...
Old 09-04-2011, 01:03 AM
  #6  
gabriel voisin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: , GERMANY
Posts: 427
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Uff,

What can you do with that ugly thing?

gabriel
Old 09-04-2011, 01:50 AM
  #7  
Teus
Senior Member
 
Teus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 765
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

"It" is not even worth the name replica! It looks more like a bad copy of a Chinese toy.
Old 09-04-2011, 03:12 AM
  #8  
ARUP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,343
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

It does look like a copy of a chinese toy! Look at the center section of this Arizona arf Drl vs that thing's- they are made the same. I really like (not) the reverse rotation 'engine' by the looks of the propellor! I think I could build one from carboard for half the price- any takers? hahahahahaha!
Old 09-04-2011, 05:45 AM
  #9  
TKFOKKER
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sterling, MA
Posts: 798
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

How could anyone actually spend their time to build such a peice of CRAP. 21,500.00 You kidding me, maybe a lawn orniment at a resturant for 2000.00
TK
Old 09-04-2011, 07:19 AM
  #10  
invertmast
My Feedback: (22)
 
invertmast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: North Port, Fl
Posts: 7,799
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

And hear i had always thought the germans made great quality stuff. Just goes to prove, their are people who do things half way in every country..
Old 09-04-2011, 08:03 AM
  #11  
cocobear
Senior Member
My Feedback: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Perrysburg , OH
Posts: 950
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Hey TK, he finished his:-)
Old 09-04-2011, 08:42 AM
  #12  
abufletcher
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
abufletcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Zentsuji, JAPAN
Posts: 15,018
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Even the text is a disaster:

"Advantage of this particular aircraft is the relatively small size, which allows this beautiful "antique" aircraft in confined spaces and also to be established in many places no one can believe."

"Even unexperienced persons can assemble the plane itself."

"We are even able to impregnate the aircraft to fire-resistant up to certain limits. Ask this on."

"So you can beat it and / or scratch..."

"There is no statutory right of withdrawal is not because the planes are individually made / equipped and the costs for sending overseas are to high and the profit is to low. On the other hand we don't want let pay the other customers for you. But our account with much over 1000 sellings can show you that we are extremely serious."
Old 09-04-2011, 08:53 AM
  #13  
frets24
Senior Member
My Feedback: (15)
 
frets24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,242
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

So is this supposed to be a full scale rc plane or is one supposed to trust their life to it and climb in?
The motor is obviously a prop assembled using coffee cans and a 1/2 threaded rod for the prop shaft.

If it's supposed to be for people it looks to still needs $10,000-15,000 in motor, instrumentation, control linkages and cockpit finishing.

There are a few 1:1 kits, complete, that can be purchased, assembled, FAA airworthiness certified and flown for @ $25k which are much more true to scale and without the micky mouse appearance and assembly hardware.

ADDED ON EDIT; Last line in text says it is purely for display mock-up....wow that's an expensive statue!!
Old 09-04-2011, 09:40 AM
  #14  
DeferredDefect
Senior Member
 
DeferredDefect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: , ON, CANADA
Posts: 974
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

To be honest , I'm willing to bet it was a pet project for a cabinet maker who had wanted to build something "for the gran' keeds"
Old 09-04-2011, 09:46 AM
  #15  
abufletcher
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
abufletcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Zentsuji, JAPAN
Posts: 15,018
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Perhaps most shocking is that they have apparently sold over 1,000 of these things! [X(]
Old 09-04-2011, 02:04 PM
  #16  
ARUP
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,343
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth


ORIGINAL: cocobear

Hey TK, he finished his:-)
Hahahahaha! Ouch!
Old 09-04-2011, 04:02 PM
  #17  
destrat
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Canby, OR
Posts: 120
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Holy Moly!
Old 09-04-2011, 04:47 PM
  #18  
ZoomZoom-RCU
Senior Member
 
ZoomZoom-RCU's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Louisa, VA
Posts: 790
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Hmmmm, don't know fellas. Think I might order the "impregnated" version. That way I can count on a whole mess of little DR1's arriving. And, if evolution is all its cracked up to be, they should be a hell of a lot closer to accurate than thier butt-ugly parent!

ZZ.
Old 09-04-2011, 05:11 PM
  #19  
DeferredDefect
Senior Member
 
DeferredDefect's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: , ON, CANADA
Posts: 974
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Either way, I've just lost all my respect for "German Engineering"...

Old 09-04-2011, 06:28 PM
  #20  
Valve floater
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Port Allen, LA
Posts: 460
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

How are they going to get it out from under the shed? Remove the shed post? Drop in a DLE 222 and see if it will pull it? LOL
Old 09-04-2011, 06:42 PM
  #21  
OliverJacob
My Feedback: (12)
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Reedsburg, WI
Posts: 699
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Alright, this is embarrassing. I am from Germany and all I can say is that this is just ridiculous. Would not spend more then $100 on this. It might be a nice decoration for an airport or some large backyard, or just good firewood.
The Germans invented lots of great things, this is not one of these.
German beer is really good, the guy who made this had probably too many when he built this...
The original plane looks a lot better than this.
Please accept my apologies
If they can sell this thing, I will quit my job and start building ugly and useless airplanes. Probably will have to drink lots of beer to get the same way...

Old 09-04-2011, 07:01 PM
  #22  
vertical grimmace
My Feedback: (1)
 
vertical grimmace's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: ft collins , CO
Posts: 7,206
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Wasn't one of Richtofen's tripes supposed to have been used for firewood at some point? That is all this one is good for. Maybe a good pagan ritual could be established! We could set this on fire, drink a Hefe Weisen, and dance around it singing German songs while it is incinerated.

We could call it "Fokker Fest"
Old 09-04-2011, 07:27 PM
  #23  
TKFOKKER
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sterling, MA
Posts: 798
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

WOW David! Nice Dig!
You going to Rhinebeck? Come and see what I built. It's different from what I usually fly.
The D-8 will get finished when the time is right. And the proper materials are avalible, plus the machining of a complete metal dummy engine and Guns. I finally have the fabric linen to cover her. Not that easy Buddy
TK
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	Mk26331.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	165.0 KB
ID:	1658228  
Old 09-04-2011, 07:45 PM
  #24  
cocobear
Senior Member
My Feedback: (2)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Perrysburg , OH
Posts: 950
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth

Hey I know it. I could here the same thing with my SPAD XIII. I will not be there. What's the top secret project??
Old 09-04-2011, 11:01 PM
  #25  
gabriel voisin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: , GERMANY
Posts: 427
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Worst DrI replica on earth


ORIGINAL: GraemeEllis

Either way, I've just lost all my respect for "German Engineering"...



Dear GraemeEllis,



but now it gets personal.



I am sure, he is from Canada and just emigrated.



With the "thing" we send it back to you, I believe it's for your army.



Have fun,...greetings


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.