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Fokker DVII
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185 hp
1,620 lbs.
1,940 lbs.
2- 7.92 mm
22' 10"
29' 3"
90 mph
125 mph
800 fpm
22,950 feet
135 miles

Many historians say that the Fokker DVII is the best overall aircraft of World War I. It probably was the best German fighter of World War I.

The aircraft was first flown in January of 1918 by Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. He suggested some changes to it that the manufacturer complied with. The results was an aircraft that was praised by its pilots as being especially easy to fly.

Quick response to controls, stall resistance, excellent maneuverability, a high service ceiling, the ability to out climb and out dive other aircraft, were all characteristics of the fighter aircraft. Indeed, few Allied aircraft could match its overall performance.

The factory could not produce sufficient numbers of the Fokker DVII for the war effort, so production was outsourced to Albatros and Ostdeutsche Albatros Werke.

A total of about 1,700 of the aircraft were produced prior to the end of the war.


The giant scale ARF has a wingspan of 64 1/2, and length of 50". You can power the Fokker DVII with .52 to .61 two cycle, .72 to .82 four cycle engines, or a 60 BL outrunner motor. Ready to fly weight is around 9 lbs.

Aerodrome has a Fokker DVII with a wingspan of 36 2/3" that comes for sale as a short kit. Recommended power for the Fokker DVII is a GWS 350C motor geared 5.33:1 turning a 10 x 6 propeller.

Aerodrome has a Fokker DVII short kit or plans for sale of a 1/9 scale model with a 36" wingspan. You will need a Speed 400 motor geared 2.33:1 and a 10 x 6 propeller to power The Fokker DVII. It is pictured first below.

Pictured next is the Fokker DVII from Electrifly with a 36" wingspan.

The third picture below is the Fokker DVII built by Joe Topper from a Proctor kit. It is giant scale with an 88" wingspan.

Hobby Zone has a Fokker DVII made from balsa and ply. Its wingspan is 63" and length is 50". Weight is around 9 3/4 lbs. You can power the Fokker DVII with either from .52 to .61 two cycle or .72 to .82 four cycle engines.

Balsa USA has a Fokker DVII kit for sale that builds to a 88" wingspan and 69" length. Recommended engine is a G-26. Ready to fly weight is about 19 1/2 lbs.

Balsa USA has a giant 1/3 scale Fokker DVII kit with a 118" wingspan. It is 91" long and weighs around 45 lbs. It will take from 50 to 80 cc gas engines.

Pictured at the bottom of the page is the Dare Hobbies Fokker DVII from their kit. Wing span is 45".

K&W Model Airplanes has a Fokker DVII with a  67" wingspan.  Engines for the ARF can be from .90 to 1.08 two stroke or 1.20 to 1.50 four stroke.

Lanier RC has a  Fokker DVII made from all wood with a wingspan of 38".  The Fokker DVII needs a Ultrafly A/30/29 geared 3.89:1 with a 9 x 4.7 propeller. Ready to fly weight should be between 31 and 34 ounces.

Aerodrome's Fokker DVII comes as a short kit or plans. It is 1/9 scale, with a 36" wingspan. Powering the Fokker DVII is a Speed 400 engine geared 2.33:1 turning a 10 x 6 propeller.

The Electrifly Fokker DVII. The ARF has a 36" wingspan, is of all wood construction. It needs a Rim Fire 28-30-950 motor.

Joe Topper and his Fokker DVII built from a Proctor Museum Scale kit. Wingspan is 88". The Fokker DVII can be driven by a Laser 200V or Laser 300V engine.  All up weight is around 23 lbs.

The Fokker DVII built from a kit for sale from Dare Hobbies. It has a wingspan of 45" with a length of 33" and weighs around 20 oz. A Speed 400 motor, geared, can power the Fokker DVII.

At RCGroups echoplanar started a thread about his Fokker DVII, John Barnes reviewed the Fokker DVII, Mike Llewellyn of posted his article about the Fokker DVII and Admiral Piett14 of started a thread about the Fokker DVII.

At RCUniverse rcrube is selling a Fokker DVII, prpbstr555 was looking for a good Fokker D7 kit, Evil Merlin posted a link to a post at RCScaleBuilder about his Fokker DVII, and Magicswanson mentions the Fokker DVII in a posting.

At Watt Flyer barmonkey posted about a new Fokker DVII.  It is a ARF, and pox67 posted about problems building his Fokker DVII.

At You Tube sirgisbod posted a video of a Fokker DVII and eszyman posted a video of a foamy Fokker DVII.

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