Thursday, March 11, 2010
REDFERN FOKKER DRI
|STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,485. Empty wt. 1,100. Fuel capacity 30. Wingspan 23'5". Length 19'. Engine 160- to 145-hp Warner radial.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 115. Cruise mph 105. Stall mph 50. Climb rate 2,500. Takeoff run 150. Landing roll 300. Range 350.
This replica of the Red Baron’s famed fighter is not one of the easier-to-build homebuilts. The cost of materials, a good deal of skill in using hand tools and a torch, several years of spare time, and a lot of scrounging for props, wheels, and the like are necessary to end up with a show-stopper like the Fokker. The fuselage is built from steel tube and plywood, then fabric covered. The all-wood wings are fabric covered. The 145-hp Warner Radial is usually the recommended engine.