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Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« on: October 31, 2019, 08:54:44 PM »

Hi all I bought this kit with money I got for my birthday, I've only ever built one balsa aircraft kit when I was still a lad in my teens (ahh how well I remember

the smell of dope and the lovely twist in the wing where I over zealously applied the dope to the tissue (think that's why it always seemed to crash land ) .

Well the kit arrived and it is an impressive kit.
The balsa and ply look to be good quality and the laser cutting is also very good.


There is a lot of balsa too.


I've no idea what the carbon rod is for (or a lot of the other stuff for that matter)
This is the instructions that come with the kit




That's it, no written instructions, nothing about how the fuselage goes together(there are hundreds of parts) since this is supposed to be an rc plane I'm assuming it's meant for experienced builders (of which I'm not) I dont intend to rc it I intend to build it with no skin on it and am going to stain the framework with red wood stain ( that's always assuming I can figure out how to assemble it)
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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2019, 09:20:35 PM »

Lovely very interesting thanks for posting  :-)  The sort of thing I would like myself if I had time
I imagine the carbon rod would be for rigging between the wings etc

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2019, 09:24:07 PM »

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2978441-770mm-Fokker-DR1-build




https://youtu.be/bWggr3XgGzY




Looks like this guy videod the entire build on over 20 episodes  :-))
Should be a great help
https://youtu.be/hZQlbWXLKxE

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2019, 10:09:35 PM »

Thanks very usefull
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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 01:44:59 PM »

Having built 3 of the hobbyking laser cut kits I can confirm that they go together well, they do however often use several pieces where one would have done. They normally provide a booklet of 3d drawings as well as any plans to show where the parts fit together. If you don't have the booklet then it can be downloaded from the files section of the Hobbyking page for the Dr1. The drawings do need quite a bit of studying to see where all the parts go and can sometimes be essential to identify the parts from the cut sheets.When building check the light ply carefully, I have found in one kit it had a tendency to delaminate and had to reglue some areas. I have found that the laser cutting is good with minimal browning of the cut edges so only needing a light sanding before gluing.
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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2019, 02:39:52 PM »

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 06:28:27 PM »

Hi all well thanks to Andy I have some pdf instructions.
I thought I'd made my first error I was going to stain all the wood before gluing it all together as I thought the glue would stop the stain and wouldn't then look so good.
I started with the sides of the fuselage, as I was painting it on the balsa started to curve, i wasn't too worried as i thought when i do the other side as it dries it would straighten up again but it seemed as though it wouldn't so i started gluing some bits together hoping when i come to attaching the sides i could straighten them up then.
Luckily they leveled out by themselves, unluckily the glue does affect the stain. Not sure if it shows on the pics but anyway once the other side is on I dont think it will notice, so I've spent the rest of the afternoon staining all the rest of the parts for the fuselage.






It's going to be a fair size when done (at least as a static display model anyway)
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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 07:33:26 PM »

One problem with staining the wood and leaving it uncovered is that the Dr1 had a welded steel tube fuselage. not wood.

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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 07:58:39 PM »

I know jim but I'm claiming artistic licence, and anyway I like how the bare frame looks.
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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2019, 07:40:36 PM »

Hi all more progress, once you've figured out how things go together the fit is great (even with the pdf files it's still confusing) I think the model has been updated since the pdf instructions as the numbers are different and a lot of the parts dont look like the pdf says they should, anyhow here's more progress pics.




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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2019, 08:43:11 PM »


Hi all more progress, some of the parts bare no resemblance to what the instructions say they should look like, it makes things very confusing.
Not sure what I'm going to do with the engine painting wise.




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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2019, 08:50:36 PM »


Hi all more progress on this, I'm really enjoying this, I'm considering adding the serves and control cables just to add more interest to the finished plane.





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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2019, 08:40:35 PM »


Hi all more progress on this



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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2019, 09:07:19 PM »

Well got the upper wing structure done (shes going to be a fair size)



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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2019, 09:01:45 PM »


Got some work done on the middle wing



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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2019, 08:15:32 PM »

First 2 wings complete and a mockup of them on the plane (this thing will be huge)


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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2019, 09:02:34 PM »

Hi all, more progress it's a good kit as regards fit the instructions on the other hand.




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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2019, 01:57:02 AM »

I understand the comment was made that the actual air frame for this Fokker was welded metal tube.......but have you considered portraying 1/2 of the model as open frames & the other 1/2 skinned? %)


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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2019, 08:45:24 PM »


Nearly done with this one.





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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2020, 05:26:04 PM »

Hi all well I'm calling this done, I intended to leave the woodwork showing and obviously never intend to fly it so i see no point in buying a prop for it.
Now it's done I have no idea what I'm going to do with it as it is huge so it will probably end its days in the shed hanging from the roof.









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Re: Hobby King Fokker Dr1
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2020, 06:20:49 PM »

Try carving a prop for it yourself, there will be plenty of photos available through Google to show you the shape.
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