This amazing and unique Fokker Dr.I Dreidecker (triplane) is made from tough EPO foam and comes pre-painted with striking water decals already applied. You will be the envy of your club with this very original EPO triplane. With its docile flying ability its a true parkflyer model that almost anyone can enjoy. Building the Fokker is easy and fast, just attach the wings and tailplane and insert your own receiver and LiPo pack.
Unfortunately I would not recommend this plane except to keep as a scale model in your home. I purchased mine and it was easy to build but that was all... On my First maiden (I'm a rather experienced park flyer too.) it stalled badly and broke the wings off and chipped the paint work (which also sadly flakes and peels badly when building and even with out a crash! A serious flaw by HK indeed) I Managed to repair it but it went from looking new to very used. Then on my second flight attempt I got it up however it would not turn properly? (even with rudder and aileron control) It was a joke to turn. This plane just seems to have no stability even with the added nose weight to balance CG (which I did correctly). It feels very heavy (especially those wheels) so I gather that's a major factor why it's so hard to fly... In my opinion avoid unless you just want to store it as a scale.
Be aware this ARF will not come with a manual. therefore you will not have a C.G. point at which to balance the plane before the first flight. So you are paying for a static model at this point. Good luck.
Hi Guy's, is there at least one person out there who will tell me how to hook up the wireing on the fokker? no instructions supplied? I have been trying to get help for a month, would be gratefull, Steve.
arrived from overseas, this product was not available in auzz at the time, opened badley packed box it looked like pieces of card board that were stuck together and found buckled top wing. assembled the little try plane and found the paint flaked off badley, following day was perfect for flying took of but the plane lifted 2 feet of the ground and rolled to the right. repared added wiehgt to correct cog. another great flying day l managed to get it up 40feet, she rolled over to the right again impossible to recover and spun in. it looks nice but impossible to fly not a good one hk.
Hi, mine flies fine, hard to land smoothly though.
I had to add 85grams of weight behind fake engine cowling, cg is 50mm back from leading edge of top wing. I also removed engine and filed mount so the motor would sit flat. The battery hatch was very tight so i shaved the hook part of latch a bit and now fine. Paint flakes a fair bit though.
The real fokker(red barron) had a very heavy engine and this is why the front is so stubby to move motor closer to wings. because this is a scale plane th
Yea g'day neil, i agree with the lead up front ,never ever fly a 2 or 3 wing aeroplane tail heavy its courting disaster.An old bipe fanatic once told me put plenty of lead weight up front so it is nose heavy fly it like this and if need be take a small ammount of lead each flight untill you are happy with control responce but again be warned not to go tail heavy
for everyone who is reading this I purchased mine on the 28/01/2012. I must say it is a great looking plane. The paint is a little flaky just take it easy and your good. With mine they added a whole lot of putty for weighing down the front of the plane "thanks HK". Taking off from the ground is almost impossible but a hand launch works a treat as yes mine tends to bank left a full throttle at low speeds. I would still recommend this plane, not for beginners that's for sure.
I agree with all you guy's about all the falts. the motor mount is at an angle to the right on mine, i will have to reset it with spacers? WHY no instruction's?.The falts are mainly minor so why they don't fix them makes no sence? great mod* The paint is the same on all foamies, they should sell patch up paint for airbrushing. still like it though, thank,s Steve
I have rated this plane as a flop.
1. No Manual!!
2. Paint is awful just putting the battery in and out it flaks off.
3. very little room for esc, battery, and RX in my modeling experience you want to keep these as far apart as possible but the battery, esc and RX are very close to each other.
4. Rudder is so flimsy and the stock servo is so weak.
The worst thing that happened to me is on the forth flight about 50meters off the ground my esc died as she came rolling down to the ground with a great thud it is now spare parts. I purchase a HK FPV Raptor same price MUCH better plane.
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I'd not recommend attempting to fly this model at all! Unless of course you just want to keep it as a scale house model. It is almost impossible to fly. It is very heavy up to 900 grams!!! The rudder is flimsy and not very strong. The paint flakes badly. The servos were sitting in raw fuselage foam rather than proper plastic screw in inserts (O dear HK?) hence I had virtually no movement on the rudder and elevator control surfaces until I re-glued servos to the silly foam base (why not put them on a plastic screw in inserts so they don't come lose HK?) Upon maidening this model, well nothing but disaster (even though I'm a rather experience park flyer myself). Overall a joke too heavy for a start and a flimsy build and flyer. I'm so sad that I am writing a review this bad on what is one of my favorite plane designs in history. I might have to just a get a fly-zone light weight micro Fokker if I want any chance of experiencing flying the historic Fokker Dr-1 Tri-Plane (which I indeed do). Good luck getting this one up and down in one piece!