This is my Simprop Fokker Dr.I. Not very scale as such: Too much red, no balanced elevator, lots of dihedral.
I've flown her about 20 times; she comes off the ground with a geared 280 an can even do some simple acrobatics -- better than
the EIII. However, she still feels more underpowered than the EIII and is retired now until I have a nice brushless powerplant. The rudder is new. Ah yes, and I have added ailerons, but they didn't amount to much ...
Only two days after I wrote this I got my yellow-bl. Two servos + gyro were
in the plane already, so I had to cut off the nose and the accu compartment
for the broad yellow-bl and the thicker LiPoly accu. It's a real pain: The fuselage is too small to put everything in and furthermore some of the stuff needs cooling. On the left photo you can see the result ... yeah, it's ugly,
and the only comfort is that you can hardly see anything from the ground (the
long antenna does show, however).
I flew her today. Omigod, tail-heavy as anything, all the trim + elevator was needed and she got down undamaged only by sheer luck. Only the fifth flight looked halfway decent. Looks breathtaking in the air, and getting straved (I know, never fly above yourself or others but I love to anyway) is really impressing. I have to sort out that elevator, it's fluttering, too.
Rudder is ok, aileron crisp and exact, and LOTS OF POWER for acrobatics!!!
I flew her for about 10 minutes (getting dark already) and it was real fun,
but I would definitely not recommend this model to any beginner!