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Von Achim Engels - Bilingual Edition with text in German and English

On 269 pages and with over 600 images this book describes the construction of multiple airplanes of this type. Special attention was given to the technical differences between the Fokker built versions of this type. Pre production features are shown alongside those of early and late production machines. The descriptions do not stop with recognizable differences seen from the outside, but go into technical details and how they changed during war time production at Schwerin.

One more unique source for modellers and the historian as well.

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Von Achim Engels - Zweisprachige Ausgabe in niederländisch und englisch
Erstmalig haben wir hier eines unserer Bücher in der Muttersprache Fokkers veröffentlicht.

In diesem Buch unserer Serie "Aviation - In Detail" beschreibt der Auto Achim Engels die Entwicklung der einzelnen Steuergriffe der Fokker-Flugzeuge bis 1918. Erstmalig seit über einhundert Jahren wird dieses Thema in einer Publikation umfassen aufgegriffen und abgehandelt.

Aufn 105 Seiten und mit 156 Abbildungen bietet dieses Buch die lang ersehnte Quelle für jeden Historiker oder Modellbauer.

 

 

 

 

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By Achim Engels - Bilingual Edition with text in German and English

In this book of our series "Aviation - In Detail" the author Achim Engels details the development and the evolution of Fokker control coloumn grips. For the first time in the past 100 years this topic is covered in one volume and in very detail.

On 105 Pages and 156 images of historic value and of reproduction full size grips this is a unique refference for any model builder.

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Fokker D.VIII - In Detail - Volume 1
By  Achim Engels - Zweisprachige Ausgabe in Deutsch und Englisch

Now available as PDF download!

New layout. Improoved quality with high resolution images.

This book is the most comprehensive source for available information about the structural features of this tiny agile little fighter plane, also known as the "Flying Razor".

278 high quality photographs show even the littlest detail of this airplane. This volume is a must for anbody who is interested in early aviation and Fokker´s designs. All Images featured in this book have been taken during the manufacture of three airplanes of this type in the workshops of "Engels Aeroplanbau" of Germany. Two sister planes are currently operated by "The Vintage Aviator" at Masterton, New Zealand, while this one is currently on loan to "The Australian Vintage Aviation Society" where it can be seen on display.

Never before has this aeroplane been explained in this depth. Everything is shown here while it was still in the making. Regardless whether it is the steel tube fuselage frame or the high tech wing. No secret remains hidden!

278 Detailed Photograhs, 122 Pages


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Fokker D.VIII - In Detail - Volume 2
By  Achim Engels - Zweisprachige Ausgabe in Deutsch und Englisch

Now available as PDF download!

New layout. Improoved quality with high resolution images.

The last secrets will be revealed in this complimentary Volume. 80 more images underline what else must be said about this design. Imaculate colour profiles show the true way of how the wing´s surface was stained. For the very first time for almost one hundred years the camouflage pattern of this wing is shown on a reproduction aircraft. This book explains, what this remarkable camouflage scheme is all about.

Furthermore this book describes how such an aircraft is reconstructed and certified in modern days. It features load tests and other examinations before an certificate of airworthyness is issued.

Colour plates define the colours of the printed fabric. Originally called "Flugzeugstoff" (aircraft fabric) this pattern today is often wrongly known "lozenge" type camouflage.

Black and White photographs illustrate the history and usage of this fighter plane as well as the unfortunate wing failures at front line units during the introduction phase of this new fighter. The findings of the crash commision and their investigations are also published for all to see what caused all this reputation killing events.



 

 

 

 

Spad VII - In Detail
By Michael Aten/ Achim Engels - Bilingual Edition with text in German and English

In this book of our series "Aviation - In Detail" the authors Michael Aten and Achim Engels discuss every detail of the original Spad VII that is on display at the San Diego Aerospace Museum. This edition is an unconditional must for every scale model builder, aviation enthusiast and researcher. 127 close up and detail shots explain the structure of the aircraft in every aspect. Of much interest are the images which have been taken by Jim and Zona Appleby during the restoration of this remarkable and historically important original fighter.

In the appendix of the work you will also find some historical developmental background information that was carefully researched by Michael Aten, who also compiled some never before published contemporary photographs.

 

 

 

 

Fokker E.III - In Detail
By Michael Aten/ Achim Engels - Bilingual Edition with text in German and English

A unique and detailed collection of 133 photographs that illustrate the structural features of the Fokker E.III replica of the San Diego Aerospace Museum. This CD-Rom books does not only show every detail of this amazingly accurate replica, but it also provides for the first time historical background information and historic images of genuine Fokker E.III´s as well, including the sole surviving Fokker E.III that is located at the Science Museum at London. And last but not least it contains some interesting information and images on the new "rod control system" that made the monoplane such a dangerous weapon.

 

 

 

 

Fokker D.VII - In Detail
ByAchim Engels - Bilingual Edition with text in German and English

This is a collection of very detailed shots of the odd original Fokker D.VII that is preserved by the Deutsches Museum at Munich - Germany. The File contains some 100 photographs showing many details that have not been documented by any previous photographers. The photos have been taken during a close examination of the aircraft by the Fokker-Team-Schorndorf in 1992.

 

 

 

 

Halberstdat CL.IV - In Detail
ByAchim Engels - Bilingual Edition with text in German and English

This picture file is the second to be released in this series. It shows some 37 very detailed shots of the Ex-Strähle Halberstadt CL.IV Factory Number 1447. This one was used by German War pilot Paul Strähle after World War I for commericial proposes. It was restored by the Team at the Tecnik Museum Berlin and was photographed in close detail by Achim Engels when it was put on display at the Strähle family´s car center in Schorndorf. In addition it covers a collection of very detailed photographs of the original Halberstadt CL.IV fin that is preserved with the Charles Gosse Collection. These illustrate to good advantage the way the joinery was made up by the Halberstadt factory

 

 

 

 

Fokker Dr.I - In Detail
ByAchim Engels - Bilingual Edition with text in German and English

A very detailed picture file of the construction of two reconstruction full size triplanes built by the Fokker-Team-Schorndorf. Many very interesting details are depicted.Note: This was the very first of our books in this series.

 

 

 

 

PHYLAX 1911 - In Detail
ByAchim Engels - Bilingual Edition with text in German and English

Many of you may know the "PHYLAX" type revolution counters by the company of Wilhelm Morell. But do you know how it works? You will - after you have studied this file of photographs. These have been taken during the restoration of this unique 1911 early version of these counters. The booklet includes sketches with dimensions as well as 3D artwork illustrating the instrument. It also covers the entire restoration report, a copy of the original sales prospect as well as some 70 detailed illustrations on 65 pages.

Series:

German Aviation Technology 1900-1920









Nederlandse Uitgave

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Von Achim Engels -
Niederlandse Uitgave van Hans Appel

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Het boek beschrijft in detail de principes van aerodynamica zoals ze destijds werden berekend en beoordeeld. Aan de hand van het voorbeeld van de Fokker Dr.I worden de toen gebruikte rekenmethoden en het aerodynamische gedrag gepresenteerd.

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Treatise on the aerodynamics of the Fokker Dr.I
By Achim Engels - German text only

Describes in close detail the aerodynamic bahaviour of the Fokker Dr.I Triplane. The book explains it the way they did calculate it back then!

German Edition

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The synchronized L.M.G. 08/15
 By Achim Engels - German text only

The history of the development of aerial warfare as well as the development of automatical weapons, their use with aircraft and the invention of the Fokker-Stangen- and the later -Zentral-M.G.-Steuerung are explained in very detailed.

German Edition

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The rotary engines by the Motorenfabrik Oberursel A.G.       By Achim Engels - German text only

This book gives the complete history of the famous company that built the Oberursel rotaries that powered many famous German aircraft of World War one. As usual a lot of reprints of original documents such as the entire working manuals of all rotary engine types make this a must even for those who are not able to read German.

German Edition

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FOKKER - and his aircraft
By Achim Engels - German text only

A very comprehensive and detailed story on the background of young Anthony Fokker, the growing of his company and the development of his aircraft. As a matter of fact here are depicted for the first time many of the 60 (yes! sixty!) prototypes the Fokker company designed between 1912 and 1920, both in photographs and three view drawings.

GERMAN EDITION

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Silent Film style educational movies showing old working methods

 

 






 

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By Achim Engels

This is the first in this new series of fimlets that show you how to get things done the way they it it back then. This first movie shows you in close detail how make long shaft iron rivets and what tools are required for this work.

Duration: 4 Minutes

File Type: DVD Compatible MPEG2.

 





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By Achim Engels

The second filmlet in this series shows in 14 Minutes how an airscrew of the 1918 Axial type is constructed. The movie accompanies the build from the first selection of the wood through the cutting of the layers to the final shaping of the propeller. A true must for every model builder who wants to make his own airscrew for a super scale model or for anybody who wants to make an full size display airscrew!

Duration: 14 Minutes

File Type: DVD Compatible MPEG2.

 

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Ballancing Of An Axial Airscrew And
Running Of An Daimler D.III Engine
 

By Achim Engels

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This movie was shot during the final acceptance run of the original Daimler D.III six cylinder engine which will power a reproduction of a early Fokker built Fokker D.VII.

Sequences in this clip show the final ballancing of a new repro Axial type airscrew as it was driven by this very engine, the installing of this airscrew to the engine hub and the engine, the start up procedure of the six cylinder aero engine and the final acceptance run of engine and airscrew by the German aviation authorities.

Duration: 14 Minutes

File Type: DVD Compatible MPEG2.





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By Achim Engels

In 10 Minutes this movie shows you step by step how a Fokker style Aluminum seat is made as it was used with such types as the Fokker Dr.I, D.VI, D.VII and E.V/D.VIII.

Duration: 10 Minutes

File Type: DVD Compatible MPEG2.

 

 

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By Achim Engels

Step by step this movie shows the making of a Steel tube fuselage of a Fokker D.VII less engine bearers and center cabane struts. All the filming was done during the reproduction of a late production run Fokker D.VII at Engels Aircraft Manufacturing - Germany.

Duration: 16 Minutes

File Type: DVD Compatible MPEG2.

 

 





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Load test on a Fokker E.III monoplane wing rib

By Achim Engels

This movie shows you the process of a wing rib load test until it finally fails under the load. Come and see the impressive load such a simple wooden design can hold.

Duration: 6 Minutes

File Type: DVD

PAL
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Load test on a Fokker E.III steel tube rudder

By Achim Engels

Belastungsversuch an einem Komma-Seitenruder des Fokker E.III mit anschließender Schlussbesprechung

Duration: 16 Minutes

File Format: DVD

Language: German/Englisch

Attention foreign  buyers: This DVD is in Pal (region 2) format. Make sure your DVD player is cabable of switching between regions, otherwise it will not play.

 

 

 

 

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