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E.III Specifications

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fighter
one
Oberursel U.1
100 hp
23' 11"
30' 10"
882 lbs.
1,345 lbs.
1x 7.92 mm
65 mph
87 mph
500 fpm
11,500 feet
100 miles
4/1/1915
1915






The Fokker Eindecker was the first monoplane fighter aircraft and the first aircraft to have a gun fire through its propeller arc. That gave its pilots a great advantage over other aircraft not so equipped.

The Eindecker used wing warping, rather than ailerons, for lateral control. It was not faster or more maneuverable than most of its adversaries. Its ability to bring down large numbers of enemy aircraft was due to its unique propeller interrupter gear.

Interestingly, the German government would not permit the use of the aircraft outside of Germany. This was for fear that their secret gear would fall into the hands of their enemy. Therefore the Eindecker was never used to its full potential.

The Fokker Eindecker was generally flown as an escort for two seat aircraft. Production problems also limited the number deployed to no more than 100. Even with the limitations placed upon them, Eindecker's are said to have downed a total of over 1,000 enemy aircraft.

The Eindecker evolved from the E.1 to the E.4 series, all with progressively more powerful engines than earlier series aircraft. A total of 416 of all types were produced.


GWS rc Fokker Eindecker (Slow Stick) ARF park flyer. Wingspan is 46", and length is 37 1/2". Includes geared 300 size motor. All up weight is just 15 oz!


There are numerous Fokker Eindecker models sold under the name "stick" as shown in the first picture above. To make them into Fokker Eindecker airplanes, all you need are the proper decals. Here are more for sale that you can check out:

E-flite has a Fokker Eindecker (Ultra Stick 25e) for electric power. It has a 50" wingspan. Motors can be a Power 25 or 32

Hangar 9 has a Fokker Eindecker (Super Stick)ARF for sale.It has a 52" wingspan, and is propelled by .40 to .46 two cycle or .56 to .82 four cycle engines.

Also from Hangar 9 is the Fokker Eindecker (Ultra Stick) for sale. Wingspan is 58", length is 51", engines can be from .40 to .46 two cycle or .56 to .82 four cycle. Weight is about 5 1/2 lbs.

E-flite has a Fokker Eindecker (Mini Ultra Stick) with a 38 3/4" wingspan for sale that needs either a Park 400 or 450 motor.

Pictured in the first two pictures below is the rc Fokker Eindecker by Tom Pfarr. It is built from a kit for sale by SR Batteries.  Wingspan is 100". It is made from balsawood and ply. Recommended power can come from a Zenoah G-26 engine or a AXI 4130/20 motor.  It weighs about 16 1/2 lbs.

Balsa USA has a Fokker Eindecker  kit for sale. It builds to a 60" wingspan and a length of 42 1/2", and uses bass wood, plywood, and balsawood in its construction. For power you will need .40 to .46 two cycle engines or .45 to .61 four cycle engines. Upon completion it should weigh around 5 1/2 lbs.

Proctor has a Fokker Eindecker museum scale kit for sale.  Wingspan is 100" and length is 70". Proctor recommends a minimum 1.50 four cycle engine. Weight should be between 15 and 20 lbs.

Dare Hobbies has a Fokker Eindecker kit for sale. It has a wingspan of 45".  Fuselage length is 33". Dare recommends a Speed 400 size motor.

Super Flying has a Fokker Eindecker.  It has a 33.5" wingspan and a 25.5" length.  All foam is used in the construction.  It comes with a geared Speed 300 motor.

3 Sea Bees Models has a Fokker Eindecker kit with a 71" wingspan.  The fuselage measures 54" in length.  To power it you will need a .46 to .62 two cycle or .60 to .90 four cycle engine, or an electric motor.

Kit Cutters has plans for sale of their Fokker Eindecker. Wingspan is 68".  It is designed by Morgan/Novack. Suggested power are from .35 to .40 engines.  Kits are also for sale.

The last picture on this page is of the Fokker Eindecker from Aerodrome.  It has a wing span of 66".  Aerodrome will sell you either a short kit or plans for it. Suggested power is by a AXI 2820 motor. All up weight is around 6 lbs.

Aerodrome also has a 44" wingspan Fokker Eindecker that takes a AXI 2208 motor.

The AMA has Fokker Eindecker plans from Old Time Plans Service. Wingspan is 38", for engine power, plan no. 24011.

There are plans for a Fokker Eindecker with a 30" wingspan from the AMA. They are from RC Model World No. 16733.

There are fun giant scale plans for sale of a 91" wingspan Fokker Eindecker from the AMA by Sarpolus. Engine should be 42 cc gas. Plan no. is 00893.



Fokker Eindecker from SR Batteries.


Fokker Eindecke by Tom Pfarr.


Fokker Eindecker from Aerodrome.


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