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Albatros DIII Mayrhofer Fritsch

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Enjoy,

WF2

 

See more on the Aerodrome forum.

 

Side note: there is an air plenum hung under the wing radiator to direct cooling air to it for ground run-up only.

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Great stuff! Thanks! :) Terrible editing job though... :(

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Always heartening to see another WWI bird getting set up for flight. I was amazed at how small the main spar is in the top wing. And the radiator? Directly in the pilots line of sight? Surely that is a temporary arrangement?

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Agree!...Hope their Plane building skills are better than their Moviecam skills..or that Pilot is in for a hard time!!

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I didn't give a rat's ass about the editing; I enjoy the picture, not the frame! Great stuff, WF2!

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I didn't give a rat's ass about the editing; I enjoy the picture, not the frame! Great stuff, WF2!

 

If I could tell you why the editing is important to me... I would. ;)

 

I'm going to research this pilot and try to get him into the game. If he's in already (we have over 413 Huns already), then you will see him in his properly painted D.III.

 

OvS

 

Damn... I should have recognized the markings, it's Austrian.. an Oeffag D.III. :( Really nice looking though! :)

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Damn... I should have recognized the markings, it's Austrian.. an Oeffag D.III. :( Really nice looking though! :)

 

Maybe you could add it to the game anyway? You know, for Phase 4 and the Italian front? :wink:

 

 

Womenfly2, thanks for these videos. I never knew there were so many WW1 aircraft operational in the world. I really admire the dedication of the people who build these things. They seem to be as close to the real historical planes as can be today after almost a century of time has passed.

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Good afternoon,

 

my name is Matthias, i am the one who posted this Video from my friends Albatros DIII.

 

For all your information:

this video was made with my picture camera ixus and its video possibility.

It was important for me to show WWI Aviation friends in the web those

phantastic pictures from the uniqe engine run.

 

I appologize if the "frames" and "art direction" of this video is not

adequate for you, yes we are specialists in building planes ,

not in making Adventure movies.

 

But ill get a better cut programm soon to make better

videos,... well thinking of buing a 3 chip Profi Cam too

to provide superb Youtube videos........

 

Matthias as Yakhiasi.

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If I could tell you why the editing is important to me... I would. ;)

 

I'm going to research this pilot and try to get him into the game. If he's in already (we have over 413 Huns already), then you will see him in his properly painted D.III.

 

OvS

 

Damn... I should have recognized the markings, it's Austrian.. an Oeffag D.III. :( Really nice looking though! :)

 

Aah yes that markings are some of austrian-hungarian ace. I cant remember the name...

Thanks for sharing the video. I remember seeing same a/c´s video or document where it was build.

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Matthias,

Vielen Dank!

And welcome to our community :fans:

 

tschüss

shredward

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Matthias welcome! We would surly love to see more videos of this wonderful bird and the others Mr. Mayrhofer is working on. Thanks for posting this over on the Aerodrome forum, I deserved a posting here too.

 

Now that you joined us, you will have to post more here. :wink:

 

Very nice.

 

Cheers,

WF2

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Hello folks;

the marking of this Albatros (yes a 253 late built series)

was done by the Austrian OEFFAG Aircraft building company.

 

The personal markings of this plane are from

Benno Fiala Ritter von Fernbrugg

an Austrian Hungarian flying ace of the Jagdfliegerkompanie 41.

 

The owner and man in the cockpit is

Mr. Eberhard Fritsch,

who is engine expert; the man who is in the grey

flight suit is Mr. Koloman Mayrhofer who is

professional WWI Aircraft builder.

Currently 3 further Albatros DII and DIII

and his personal Albatros can be seen here:

http://www.wwi-models.org/Photos/Ger/Alb_DIII_OFFAG/

 

you can see pictures of the plane in the video

during the rebuilding with original OEFFAG plans on this website:

http://www.theaerodrome.com/forum/replica-...d-iii-news.html

(50 sites with pictures and projects of Albatros around the world)

 

 

So far

greetings from Austria.

Matthias.

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Great stuff,this is what we want,we all love this game but i think you stll can't beat seeing and hearing the real deal.more,more,more.... :clapping::clapping::clapping:

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We hope to get asap video material of the plane,

 

i am just on flying duty with my jet sitting in north germany, and hope to

get the videos of our testrun on the weekend.

 

The sound was incredible.

It was the first testrun of the engine on the complete assembled aircraft.

The engine is an original AUSTRO DAIMLER of 1918, which was found

factory new, with 0 hours!

 

This Aircraft / Engine Combination is the only one in the world, a uniqe piece of history!

 

Well (shame on me) i don´t know the game, but i

am sure to get it as Cockpit trainer before ill fly the Albatros in real ;-)

 

Matthias

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We hope to get asap video material of the plane,

 

i am just on flying duty with my jet sitting in north germany, and hope to

get the videos of our testrun on the weekend.

 

The sound was incredible.

It was the first testrun of the engine on the complete assembled aircraft.

The engine is an original AUSTRO DAIMLER of 1918, which was found

factory new, with 0 hours!

 

This Aircraft / Engine Combination is the only one in the world, a uniqe piece of history!

 

Well (shame on me) i don´t know the game, but i

am sure to get it as Cockpit trainer before ill fly the Albatros in real ;-)

 

Matthias

 

 

You are living my dream Matthias,you must keep us all up to date on the progress of this one.

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Mr Fritsch is owner of very nice flying planes:

interesting for you maybe here

the Fokker DR1 with Markings of the

Jagdstaffel 14 of 1918 of Ltd. Karl Bolle (see him below far right

together with Ernst Udet middle and Karl Bodenschatz left)

 

I hope to give you soon flying praktice tips how these old planes are flying,

for the time i do much praktice in taildragging on my own Piper Pa 18

:-)

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Lovely shot of the cockpit, the detail is fantastic.Thanks.

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Excellent stuff Matthias.What a gorgeous bird.Thank you.

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Mr Fritsch is owner of very nice flying planes:

interesting for you maybe here

the Fokker DR1 with Markings of the

Jagdstaffel 14 of 1918 of Ltd. Karl Bolle (see him below far right

together with Ernst Udet middle and Karl Bodenschatz left)

 

I hope to give you soon flying praktice tips how these old planes are flying,

for the time i do much praktice in taildragging on my own Piper Pa 18

:-)

 

Matthias,

 

It is a great honor to have you hear on our forum! For years several of us, including myself, have DROOLED over the work that you guys do! Considering I am an A&P mechanic, I have been licensed on 747/767/757 and Concorde and have worked on everything from Boats to planes, to motorcylces to classic American Muscle cars... I am humbled by the perfection you guys produce!

 

Anyhow... sorry about the video comment, truth is, I'd love to have a full recording of the run-up with no interruptions and no one in the background talking. You see, I did many of the sounds of OFF, and I love using the real thing. I'd love to get the real sound of an Mercedes D.III into the game. :)

 

Can we work something out maybe? All I need is a simple recording as you did, standing infront of the plane as anywhere else creates too much wind noise.

 

I envy you in more ways that you can imagine. I am presently restoring a 1966 Chevy Nova Wagon.. but that is NOTHING compared to building and flying these beautiful birds.

 

Thanks for coming by, please stick around. I'm sure we'll have a ton of questions for you. :)

 

All the best,

 

James

OvS

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Matthias. Welcome to our forum! Sometimes we are a bit cranky, but we are always very friendly and helpful.

 

Love your country! I was over in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland with my family many years ago. So beautiful and picturesque! The pastry and the beer weren't so bad, either! :drinks_drunk:

 

Love those photos of the DRI. Can you settle something I am curious about? Just outside the cockpit, on the left side. What are those cylindrical silver objects? Are they holders for flares for signaling?

 

Thanks!

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Good morning all again,

 

thank you very much for the warm welcome in here!

 

To your questions:

Herr Prop-Wasche: Yes, outside left and right of the DRI, they were fitted with flare guns

left you can see the holder of the flare gun cartridges. RH side of the DR1 the german

flare gun type "Hebel Model 1894" 26,5mm Caliber.

 

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Herzlich willkommen, Matthias!

 

I find it amazing you guys have a real WW1 era engine up and running! Wow! That must be very rare, if not completely unique among these rebuilt fighters. With the original engine you can get much closer to the plane's original performance than with modern engines.

 

Please give Over Flanders Fields: Between Heaven and Hell a try. It's a great WW1 sim, and has plenty of Albatrosses to choose from. And they are all great fighters in the game, especially the D.III.

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Sorry my last reply was incomplete:

 

so agaain:

OvS : let me know what you need, ill try to manage next time a stativ and sounds without wind and pictures

as well. on the last weekend when we did those, it was stormy and horrible during the day, winds up to 30 knots

directly in our tent where it was ... Awful for Koloman and Eberhard to see sandstorm going into the Albatros, but

we tried to protect the Austro Daimler eninge, and at 5 pm the wind calmed and we did what you see on side 1 :-)

 

You still work on the big birds? I am here with an 2008 Citation XLS, so my work and my hobbie and free time

all about Airplanes.. My poor Wife ;-) Thanks Patricia for your understandness and pation!

 

So folks time for another "aaaahhhh" see some shots of the planes of Mr. Mayrhofers "garage" (no it is a professional workshop)

and see what we also have soon on your Airfield:

By the way the Airfield Aigen im Ennstal is in the middle of the heart of Austria, surrounded by the Alps, a WWII

training field with Bücker, Arados and Klemms, and it was named in the 60ies after Mr. Fiala! So you know

now the secret why this specific plane holds the Marking of this Austrian Hungarian Fighter ace....

 

Here we go:

(Many of the Pictures are from Mr. Mayrhofer himself)

((yes it is a rare 2 seater Bleriot XI from 1911/1912 where you pilots

had a Gunner in your neck.. watch this rare picture below during flight!!

this Bleriot was in France with the memorial flight ass. but after an

flying / pilot accident (not fatal but severe...) repaired through Mr. Mayrhofer...

now Mr Fritsch likes to base the plane also in Aigen..))

 

 

 

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Hello Mr. Hasse Wind,

 

yes it is the only World Wide REAL RUNNING

Austro Daimler 6 cyl Engine!

 

You can imagine that we all take care like our baby (and yes the plane is it..)

 

And i will let you know how it flies (hopefully end of the year...)

 

 

 

I know now Mr. Mayrhofer for several years, because i do a restauration from

an original RAF D DAy Observation plane called "Auster V" looks like

a Piper L4,... see below a ready example with D Day insignia.

 

So can you all imagine that i have hardly time to play such games...

even in snowy winter time, either my family or the planes need me.

(Thanks Patricia for your patience and understanding :clapping: ; )

 

And YES the day with 24 hours is much tooo less

(but i am 36 this year, a little time left )

 

Cheers,

Matthias !

 

 

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