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Fokker DR-1 Triplane Plan

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Product ID: ZIR:DR11

  • Scale: 2.7" - 1'
  • Wingspan: 63"
  • Length: 52"
  • Wing Area: 1560 sq/in
  • Weight: 12-16lbs
  • Power: 26-38cc Gas

The Fokker DR-1 Dreidecker (triplane) was a WWI fighter aircraft built by Fokker-Flugzeugwerke. The DR-1 saw widespread service in the spring of 1918. Although plagued with early development problems, the triplane went on to become one of the favorite mounts of WWI German Aces like Manfred Von Richthofen and Werner Voss. It became renowned as the aircraft in which Manfred von Ricthofen gained his last 19 victories, and in which he was killed on 21 April 1918.


The giant scale DR-1 Triplane plan set is 1/4.4 scale and consists of three large sheets that clearly illustrate all structure. The DR-1 Triplane plan shows the installation of fixed wire gear, servos and Quadra 35 engine and features three, one piece wings.  The basic structures use conventional “modeling” tools and materials such as balsa and plywood, and the techniques are straightforward; easily accomplished by anyone with previous model building experience. There are many online building threads at www.rcuniverse.com forums and www.rcscalebuilder.com  forums for Nick’s plans. Tech support is also available via email at www.ziroliplans.com or by phone 9:00 to 5:00 Mon - Fri EST 631-467-4765. The plan includes full-size templates for all the required parts allowing you to cut a complete “kit” before you start construction. If you would like to purchase a wood kit see KIT CUTTER'S on selection bar at the top of each page.The plans have instructions and building notes on the plans. If you choose an engine not shown on the plans you should have it on hand when you start construction to make any changes needed for mounting. Nick Ziroli Plans recommends covering the airframe with an iron on cloth covering such as Solartex. Nick Ziroli Plans has building and scale accessories available for the DR-1 Triplane. 

Plans Specifications:
  • Specifications: Fokker DR-1 Triplane Plan
  • Scale: 1/4.4
  • Inches to the foot: 2.7" - 1'
  • Length: 52"
  • Weight: 12-16lbs
  • Wing loading: 19-25oz/sqft
  • Wing area: 1560 sq.in
  • Wing span: 63"
  • Wing incidence at root: +2.5 degrees
  • Stab incidence: +2 degrees
  • Dihedral: none
  • Power: 26 - 38 cc gas
  • Washout at wing tip: 2 to 3 degrees built in with jig
  • Aileron throws: 1" up and 1/2" down
  • Elevator throws: 3/4" up and 3/4" down
  • Rudder throws: 1.5" to right & 1.5" to left
  • Flap degrees down: n/a/li>
  • Cowl length: 5.25"
  • Cowl height front: 6"
  • Cowl height rear: 8"
  • Cowl width front:: 8.75"
  • Cowl width rear: 8.75"
  • Engine offset degreese: 2 right 3 down
  • CG Location: 2" back of leading edge of middle wing
  • Requires:
  • Ziroli cowl
  • Engine: 26 - 38 cc gas
  • Spinner: vintage prop nut & washer
  • Fuel tank:: 16oz square
  • Control Horns: (2) 1/2", (2) 3/4"
  • Hinges: (14) DUBRO# 257 LG flat hinges
  • Covering: cloth
  • Main gear struts: 3/16" wire
  • Tail gear strut: 3/8" dowel
  • Wheels Main: 6 5/8"
  • Radio channels: 4
  • Servos: Flaps n/a, Ailerons (2)70+oz BB, Elevators (1)70+oz BB, Rudder (1)70+oz BB, Gear n/a, Throttles (1)50oz BB
             MG-metal gear BB-ball bearing