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Fokker D-VII
« on: July 15, 2006, 09:43:42 PM »
At Lelystad airport, the annual biplane fyi-in was held today. First shown to the public was this Fokker D-VII replica in Dutch AF colours built by volunteers of the Stichting Vroege Vogels (Foundation Early Birds). It could taxi under its own power!

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Re: Fokker D-VII
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2006, 09:46:34 PM »
Nice image and nice plane- did they built completely new engine or overahuled preserved sample?

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Re: Fokker D-VII
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2006, 10:59:19 PM »
Engines is original Mercedes. Rest was custom built.

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Re: Fokker D-VII
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2006, 10:45:24 AM »
The D-VII was not the only Fokker at the Biplane Fly-in. Also the Fokker Dr.1 replica from Stichting Vroege Vogels PH-DRI was shown!

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Re: Fokker D-VII
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2006, 10:59:20 AM »
Look's again with original engine. But as I could note they did not match finish of the plane. This plane was alway's released in the streaky brown green pattern, not the opaque green. Anyway plane look nice!!!

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Re: Fokker D-VII
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2006, 07:33:04 PM »
This was the last Fokker on show during the Biplane Fly-in days, although strictly speaking it is not a biplane. However, the taxi run demonstration was quite unique. And..........this is an original Spin; it is NOT a replica. Some years ago, it was even flown occasionally, but that has come to an end. This type is too rare to take any risks!

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Re: Fokker D-VII
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2006, 07:41:54 PM »
This is the proof of the quality built. That old and still in flying condition :)