[WWI] Fok. E.V vs. D.VIII (Patrick Cook)
FesterCook at msn.com
Fri Mar 27 09:43:39 EDT 2020
That's great news. I'll just build the Arma Hobby Fokker E.V and call it a D.VIII then. The aircraft that the U.S. tested does not appear to have those bracing wires you mentioned.
Anyone know about the status of those U.S. cocardes on top of the wings? I would have thought the plane carried them but someone told me it did not.
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From: MIKE VICE<mailto:jmikl2957 at comcast.net>
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Subject: [WWI] Fok. E.V vs. D.VIII (Patrick Cook)
The E.V and the D.VIII were the same aircraft except that the D.VIII had strengthened wings. However, before the E.Vs got pulled from the front there were some attempts to jury-rig the wing to strengthen it, by adding a bracing wire between the fuselage and the lower wing tip. I've not seen an example, only the verbiage, so as the location your guess is as good as mine. I'd try from a lower longeron above the rear undercarriage strut and a point on the wing about a frame in from the tip.
Anyone have a better guess or, preferably, a photo?
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