Walt's "Fokker EV/DVIII"

(Photos by Walt Wilson)

Walt Wilson designed and scratch-built this Fokker EV, also known as a DVIII.  The color scheme represents one supposedly flown by Eric Lowenhardt, who had 54 kills and lost his own life at the age of 21. 

Walt used essentially the same structural techniques as the original, substituting dowel rod for the original welded steel tubing.  It's electric-powered with an Uberall Nippy black motor and 30-amp ESC.  The fuselage is covered with Solartex and the lozenges were hand-painted by his wife, Suzi.  The wing is covered with Ultracote.  The wing finish is glossy because many WW I German pilots had their wings polished, with wax, for a bit more speed.  Walt scratch-built the entire aircraft, including the machine guns, except for the wheels.  No decals were used.

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