Randy J Ray ( firstname.lastname@example.org
) took the following photos. His description follows:
These photos are of a replica-built Fokker D.VII by Dr. Jim Parks.
Dr. Parks is well-known for his hobby of building flying
replicas of WWI birds from original plans.
The engine is not the original Mercedes, and the instruments in the cockpit
have to conform with FAA specs
(though they look to have an accurate *placement*,
if the instruments themselves are not original).
Other than that, you're looking
at the same thing basically that Ernst Udet was. This aircraft was housed at
the Jefferson County Airport, west of Denver.
It was moved to the Wings Over the Rockies Aviation and
Space Museum in August, 1995. It is currently displayed
next to their B-1A Lancer tactical bomber.
The following are Mike Fletcher's photos. For more information, Mike can be contacted
via E-mail at: email@example.com
"Restoration was halted and it was returned to storage because there
was a problem (whose nature has vanished from my memory) with the machine. It
is possible that this turned out to be a different airframe(s) than originally
thought and they were unable to get anything on it (I will check this out when
I get to Ottawa)."
The following are photos of "Nikchen IV" taken at the WWI Fly-in at
Dayton in Sept 2003.
These photos were taken by Sanjeev Hirve at the USAF Museum at
Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton in sept 2003.