Scratch-built 1/16 Fokker D. VII

By Ken Foran

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The Fokker VII was my second attempt at scratch building. Having learned how to work with brass I decided I needed a challenging subject to refine my skills and push them to new limits. The fuselage structure was similar to the DR I triplane, however the engine looked like it could be fun to figure out how to fabricated. The upper and lower crankcases were built up in layers of 1/8" brass sheet stock and soldered together and shaped all by hand with a file very carefully since one cannot go back and use filler.

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© Ken Foran 2003

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This article was published on Wednesday, July 20 2011; Last modified on Saturday, May 14 2016