The model has a wingspan of 92cm (3ft, in old money) and
is constructed of 5mm white depron, sprayed in matt scarlet Humbrol
enamel, diluted 50/50 with turfs. It’s a ‘full house’ ; rudder,
elevator and throttle, with ailerons in the upper and lower wings. Dave
chose the following set-up to drive his little Fokker; a 2410-12 Y
brushless ‘Bell’ motor (care of
Robotbirds) giving 970 Kv, the power
source was a 1000Mah 3 cell Li-Po battery.
Although very light, the ‘Tri-Decker’ wings create a lot of drag, so
Dave has now fitted an 11x4.7 prop, as recommended for the motor. It is
hoped the extra weight of a 1500mAh
battery will sort the balance problems.
Dave would like to pass on his thanks to Kevin Longworth who assisted
with the test flights and to
who risked life and limb to get some
close-up photos. Truth is, he really couldn’t avoid the
“Little Red Fokker”!
Click on the gallery bellow for more pictures