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    Fokker DR-1 Design

    Anybody have experience with the Ron Sands DR-1 kit? Seems odd the spar would have issues?



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDzmxnb0kYo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel View Post
    Anybody have experience with the Ron Sands DR-1 kit? Seems odd the spar would have issues?
    How about telling us what you think the problem is, instead of making us waste our time watching someone else's video?

    Ron Wanttaja

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    Bend radius for the 4th wing spar is not to spec (too tight) for the thickness of the sheet material called out in the plans.
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    ... and somehow this gets over-dramatized into an overly long video.
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    scratch head, shrug, shim to fit.

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    Followers of PlaneSavers - they saved a great Canadian WWII DC-3 over the winter and brought it to Oshkosh this year - realize this a fun youtube series led endeavor. This time they are 'resurrecting' a DR-1 replica and will be posting numerous short vids of their progress.

    It is not intended as some sort of 'technical' treatise on aircraft materials. lol
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    For more information about both various plans and actual plans from Fokker than you thought was possible...

    http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=17

    The folks on the forum are experts and builders of WWI replicas (and representations like mine), and are friendly and helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rwanttaja View Post
    How about telling us what you think the problem is, instead of making us waste our time watching someone else's video?

    Ron Wanttaja
    Sorry, didn't mean to waste your time. Seems like they ran into some more trouble with the spar and the amount of time it would take to build. Sounds like Chuck Wentworth has done one before.



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gRdbCgOQUI

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    Ron Sands Jr donated an updated set of planes. Pretty cool! And now they have a Fox Moth project.



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    Mikey, Stella, Pappa Joe and the rest of the gang are a hoot. Plane Savers is one of my guilty pleasures. lol
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    I really hope the crate it up and take it over to New Zealand to fly with these guys:



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIrcloAmEhc

    I think they are up to 8 now!

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