RC Fokker Dr. 1 models don’t get much bigger than this! Expertly flown by world-champion pilot Gernot Bruckmann, this 14.5-foot-span aircraft has a seven-cylinder, 800cc Wallach engine in its nose and weighs in at 194 pounds, giving it the title of “World’s Largest RC Triplane.” What do you think Herr Von Richthofen would say about this one? Thanks to RCtothefreak for taking this video at the Modellbaumesse Lindinger airshow.
The Fokker Dr.I (Dreidecker / Triplane) was a World War I fighter aircraft built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. The Dr.I saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. It became famous as the aircraft in which Manfred von Richthofen gained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.
Gernot Bruckmann made this plane with these parameters:
wingspan: 4,8 m
length: 4,1 m
weight: 88 kg
RC componnets: transmitter DC-24 carbon line, CentralBox 400 + CentralBox 200
motor: radial 7-cylinder Fiala motor 800 ccm
propeller: Fiala propellers 1,5 m diameter
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