Latest News as of 18th of November 2020:
Current work: Engels E.1 (Fokker Dr.I) I did some more work on my personal triplane. The aircraft may be available as a trade. The control stick grip received all its bowden cable attachments for the triggers and the throttle.
I also did the spent cartrige slide for the right hand gun.
14th of November 2020:
The five new control grips for the Fokker Triplane are now done. Four of them are gone, one is still available as a trade. In case of interest, just send an E-Mail.
Two of the five I did to represent Richthofens field modification, one is a early style without the dual trigger lever.
The last remaining one is mid serial production and could be modified to Richthoifens style.
Apart from that I started to make wall mounts for rudders and display stands for grips.
Next year I will continue to make Dr.I rudders to complete my collection of all know cross shapes. I may also do several more for trade.
13th of October 2020:
New book release. Finally volume 1 of our new "In Detail" about the making of various Engels E.3s (Fokker D.VII)is out now.
This first volume shows how different airplanes (Pre Production, early serial production and late production) looked with respect to their structural detail.
It also includes the new airplane recently revealed by TVAL at Masterton, flying in Willy Gabriels Livery of Fok. D.VII 286/18 while it was under construction in my workshop.
Volume 2 is under preparation.
28th of September 2020:
Building of the upper wing´s front spar of my reproduction of Fokker D.VII 228/18 is in progress.
22nd of September 2020:
As many of you may know, my dear Alexandra passed away a few months ago. At that time we were in the middle of the creation of our new book about the Fokker D.VII in our "In Detail" series. She was very fond of the project and wanted to see it, but this did not happen.
There is still lots of work to do, but I will now resume work on it. Volume 1 is almost complete and proofread. This volume deals with the structurel details of the various aircraft of the type I built.
Volume 2 may still take some time since my interest is to work out all the historic data we have collected over the past decates and to show all the historic details of it´s development.
September 21st 2020::
Riveting wooden handles to the steel tube structures of Fokker control grips. This style of grip was used with the very late Dr.Is, the D.VI and the D.VIII as well as with very few very early Fokker D.VIIs.
Fokker-Team-Schorndorf offers some of these for sale/trade. Only as long as they are available. Of the five of each in the making one of each is already gone.
19th of September 2020:
I am laminating the wing spar main beams for the front spar of the Upper wing of my reproduction of Fokker D.VII 228/18.
16th of September 2020:
Current work: All ribs for the new Engels E.6 (Fokker D.VIII) are done. This airplane is available for a trade. In case of interest contact me.
All steps are recorded properly and glueing samples are made for a future registration of the project.
10th of September 2020:
Current work: Building of wing ribs for the Engels E.6 (Fokker D.VIII). Click on the image to see the whole project on Facebook
7th of September
My latest work is now available. It details the development and evolution of control coloumn grips of Fokker fighter aircraft up to 1918.
This si the very first time in over 100 years that anybody takes care of this topic, and this although it is quite of interest.
"Fokker D.VIII - In Detail"
Volume 1 - The structure
278 Fotos auf 120 Seiten.
Volume 2 - history, colour schemes, reproduction, certification...
80 Photographs, history text, colour plates, use... ... 60 pages.
Both books appear as downloadable files. The quality is much improoved
over previous releases in the same series.
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