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Welcome to the

Drawings and Reproduction Project

by the  Fokker-Team-Schorndorf designated

"ENGELS E2"

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The Engels E2 is an attempt to reconstruct and build a most authentic reproduction of the famous 1917 WWI fighter D.III by the German aircraft manufacturer "Pfalz Flugzeugwerke".

The airplane will be part of the realisation of our unique flying museum dream.

This very project is still in a very early phase and will only be fully started after most of our other projects are completed.

Up to now only the rudders have been made as motivation pieces to be hung from our wall.

Following are a few shots of the rudder after and during building.

 

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As a master pattern for our reconstruction rudder served the only known original rudder of a Pfalz D.III still in existance and being preserved in Great Britain.

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Based on this original rudder and some more historic documents we have developed a new set of drawings from which we build our pieces. As usual we do not use computer aided design here, but rather more the vintage methode of employing a drawing board a pencil and a ink pen.

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The finished rudder, here sporting the cloth of a late production Pfalz D.IIIa. Only the late production models D.IIIa have been seen wearing the five colour printed "Flugzeugstoff" (aircraft linen). The image shows the finished rudder covered with our reproduction linen "Flugzeugstoff".

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The bending jig for the outline tube of the rudder.

 

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One of the spacers to keep the hinge area clear of the cover.

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Control horns in the making.

 

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Base painted with rust protection.

 
Contact Adress:
Achim Engels
Engels Aeroplanbau
Remsstrasse 24
73614 Schorndorf - Germany
phone: No phone! Donīt call me! I am not a telephone person!

e-mail: engels@fokker-team-schorndorf.de