1/5/2010 by Jim Booker
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E-flite has just introduced another in the series of small 250 ARF size WWI era warbirds to complement the current Jenny JN-4, S.E.5a and Nieuport 17. The new Fokker DVII is an airplane that all long-time RC modelers will recognize immediately. The ARF warbirds have been popular models, especially during the winter indoor flying sessions all around the country. Even though they are bi-plane models, they are very easy to assemble. Yes, I said you have to assemble them, but it is fun and only takes a couple evenings to finish these models. The new Fokker uses the same typical motor, ESC, radio and battery components that the other three models incorporate. You will see some intricate details that lend a lot to the scale-look of this airplane. It also has a very attractive color scheme that represents Ernst Udet’s original Fokker. John Redman, well known E-flite product designer, is excited about his newest model, the Fokker DVII 250 ARF, and he will walk us through all of the features of this new airplane.
Watch our video preview and see the features that John has incorporated into this easy-to-build WWI warbird. I think you will be adding another one to your fleet.
Wingspan: 34.0 in (865mm)Overall Length: 26.5 in (672mm)Wing Area: 310 sq in (19.4 sq dm)Flying Weight: 8.5–9.0 oz (240–255 g)Motor Size: Park 250 2200KvTrim Scheme Colors: Painted foam; red, white, and black