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Old 22 November 2001, 12:03 PM   #1
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Looking for meaningful discussion re: most accurate Dr1 plans available to build full size. have seen Redfern's and Freeman's. Can anyone comment on the accuracy (profusely dimensioned -could be San Abbott's?)of those that appeared in WWI Aero some years back? Would like to hear pros and cons for all(others?), and I have a lot of questions.
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Old 23 November 2001, 06:57 PM   #2
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I have not seen Roger Freeman's drawings, I have seen photos of his Fok.DR.I he made for the Air Force Museum. Redfern's drawing are inaccurate. I believe my set of woprking sketches are as accurate as you will find.
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Old 25 November 2001, 08:30 AM   #3
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I would check with for support. This site has a research service link that has proven extremely usefull. Contact them with what you're looking for, they should be able to help out.. hope this helps..
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Thanks for your reply. Was wondering if I should go it on my own, or look to work by others (yours?). If I may ask, how did you come up with all those wonderful dimensions?
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I would highly suggest checking out that link i posted earlier. First in Flight Inc. has helped me immensly finding details, plans and such for a Fokker D.VII. I am certain they can do the same for you.. hey and its free. ( no im not employed by them, I just like thier site). Also, contact World War 1 Aeroplanes Inc., they have plans and other resources too.. ill post thier website link....
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Hmmmm good info!


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Old 30 November 2001, 09:18 AM   #7
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My working sketches are a compilation of about 35 years of research of British, French, Italian intel and reviews of the Fok. Dr.I that appeared in various contemporary journals and photo analysis. Most current drawings are derived from the "Flight" article, but trhere are other that provide dimensions. I also have some Fokker Flugzeugwerke drawings which were most helpful.
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Old 12 January 2002, 11:22 AM   #8
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You should also contact Achim Engels E-mail Address(es):
[email protected]

BTW "FTS" stands for Fokker Team Schorndorf & these guys are where it's at as far as DR-I drawings go. Take a look at his web page too Fokker-Team-Schorndorf -

He has some pics of the grip he built. He also has a complete set of plans for the DR-I.

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I believe my set of woprking sketches are as accurate as you will find.

You're familiar with the wonderful work that Mark Miller has done with his highly technical computer illustrations of Albs and Se5a's, right? Have you guys ever thought about getting together and doing the same thing, but based on your Dr.1 drawings? Just a thought.

BTW, are you selling your drawings? Have you thought of publishing them?

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Hi Lufbery,

why donīt you take *a look here?

Have fun while looking at the images there.

My worksop is closed to public orders.

I may just sit down and write another book. This time on the whole story ...
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