A few of us in the thick of building Ron Sands type Fokker Triplanes see a need to establish this area as a repository of our DR-1 construction experiences. Any tips, tricks, frustrations, epiphanies, discovered resources.... are all welcome.
A few things to think about and share with us:
1 - Photos of your project- especially some of the details. We aren't judging your welds, but it was helpful to me to see Fokker210's use of non-stick surfaces in his rib jig!
2 - Photos of your shop. What tools you found really helpful- sources/prices.
3 - Work Flow- let's face it, one rib a day takes a long time! Jigs, bracing, when to invite extra sets of hands to help out.... I think all of us would love a time-saving tip or two.
4 - Sources of great stuff. I have a lead from a builder-friend here in CT on some wheels that really look the part- smooth, no tread! Instruments, Engines sources would be great. Even if it sometimes costs too much, it's great to know period or period-looking equipment is out there!
5 - Don't be embarrassed to ask ANY question!
This is for starters!
Last edited by Jim Bruton; 7 December 2004 at 06:29 AM.
Reason: add Welcome photo