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Old 29 April 2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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Factory finish on Fokker built D.VIIs landing gear airfoils?

What was the finish on the landing gear airfoil on Fokker built D.VIIs? Early ones olive top and fokker sky underneath? Were any finished lozenge? If so about when did they start?


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Old 30 April 2006, 01:57 PM   #2
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Fok.D.VII axle wing.

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The Fokker D.VII axle wing ws covered with birch plywood and was never covered with plain or printed fabric. The axle wings on the D.VII with the streaked camouflage on the fuselages and tailplanes the upper part was painted dark green and the lower surface with sky blue and varnished resulting in a turquoise color. With the printed fabric, the axle wings were painted dark green and varnished.
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Thanks Dan San,

On the Lozenge covered D.VIIs, was it more common to have the wheel covers painted green or lozenge fabric also?

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In most cases the wheel covers were dark four or five color printed fabrics matching the fabric used to cover the Fok.D.VII.
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While we're talking DVII factory finishes; how was the engine cowling finished?
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Thanks Dan San.

I also sent you a e-mail.

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For cowling fasteners,check out Memorial Flight Association. Lots of pix taken during build including one of a bunch of the half wing-nut things.
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