This RC Fokker D7 can be powered for realistic scale flight (30cc)or as a fully aerobatic scale RC airplane(60cc). Either gas or electric motors can be fitted as all the parts are included.
The above photo shows all the parts for this RC Fokker D7, as unpacked from the BIG box!
I have included this page from the manual but I know a lot of you will already have some of these items or prefer other brands. This at least will give you a good idea of the extra parts needed to complete the Hangar 9 RC Fokker D7.
Click on the above image to view a larger, easier to read, version.
This is the original Horizon Hobby video and shows a lot of detail and excellent flying shots, including hovering (Possibly with the 60cc version).
Here we see the addition of a MR RC Sound sound system to one of the prototypes.
The system was purchased from this website and details can be found here.
I was able to give a few tips on the installation. The sound selected on the video sounds more like a WW1 radial engine rather the the inline engine used on Fokker D7. I should point out that the genuine sound of the original is selectable via a switch on the sound unit supplied!
This video is air to air shots of one of the prototype RC Fokker D7s fling and doing some nice aerobatics.
The filming was done by Gary Wright of Horizon, using a Blade LRX and a GoPro camera. I think Ali Machinchy was flying the Fokker.
This video shows some nice 3D style flying with a DA 60 powered version. This is definitely NOT scale flying but some people will appreciate it!
Notice that the scale tail skid has been replaced by a steerable tail wheel which could well be better for someone who flies from a hard surface runway.
The manual is the usual comprehensive Horizon Hobbies manual. It is written in four languages and illustrated with lots of black and white photographs.
You can download a copy, in PDF format, by clicking here or on the above image.
One advantage of having your own PDF manual is that you can enlarge each page to make the text and photos easier to read.
I am including this list of Fokker D7 books that are available from Amazon. I always want to know more about the scale RC airplane I am building and I hope you will find this list useful.
It may be possible to adapt the Dubro Semi-Scale Tailwheel system to this RC Fokker D7.
Use the push pull system to actuate the tailwheel and then add a pushrod to control the rudder from the tailwheel arm.
I have used this idea on a few of my models and if I can help just contact me.
Reading through the forum on "Flying Giants", there was a lot of discussion on the non-scale wing trailing edge. The full size Fokker D-7 used a wire trailing edge and after covering and doping it showed a marked scalloped effect.
One modeller modified the T.E, with a Dremel sander and filled and painted to achieve the results shown in the above photos. Take a look here for further information.
The list price on this RC Fokker D7 30-60cc ARF 87" is $799.99
By clicking on the Horizon logo, you will be taken to the appropriate page on the Horizon Hobby site.
Some of you may prefer to do business with Tower Hobbies. At least compare the pricing and delivery costs. I have done business with both companies and I have always received excellent and timely service.