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Incredible Rudder respons of the Fokker Dr.1

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This video presents a Fokker Dr.1 triplane in flight.

Towards the end you can see the huge rudder response of the Dreidecker in horizontal flight.

Enjoy!

 

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Yes, unfortunately; but I guess with a rotary, she might have even turned better - at least in one direction.

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The "flat turn" that the Dr. 1 was famous for. Neat to see.

 

Thanks for the video Olham and the other Spad thread also.

 

Your still the king of cool links.

 

Edit: Grammar - need more coffee.

Edited by DukeIronHand

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Thats what i call "turn on just a coin". Thanks for the Video.

 

Cheers & gute Jagdt!

Edited by Cash

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Thanks Olham, another interesting link. It's a timely display of what I am liable to be facing soon. I haven't seen a Dr.1 yet but the 'news' for today's mission said that Werner Voss had been shot down so I guess I'll start to encounter them before too long.

Edited by Wayfarer

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Thank you guys!

Take care, Wayfarer - they are well climbing turn-devils.

If you fly an energy fighter, make use of that.

Fly away from them, attack, and fly away again.

Only if you fly a Camel, you may want to turn-fight them.

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Thanks for posting Olham. :salute: I made some mental notes to help me out in my current Dr.1 campaign. I haven't yet employed an escape from trouble on a spiraling upward climb but I understand she does this better than any other crate.

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Thank you guys!

Take care, Wayfarer - they are well climbing turn-devils.

If you fly an energy fighter, make use of that.

Fly away from them, attack, and fly away again.

Only if you fly a Camel, you may want to turn-fight them.

 

Err ... 'fraid it's just me and my RE8 ... perhaps I'll just stay at home!

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Wayfarer, sorry, I forgot what you were flying!

With the R.E.8 your best defense would be to stay tight in formation.

That bomber is my nemesis, even more than the Brisfit - they damage my engine every time.

I attack one, and the others open fire - very caring community, those gunners!

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I'm always moved by the Words of McCudden, praising the Skill of Voss....and am left to ponder "Who was the Albatros Pilot?"

 

He had a Red Nosed Aircraft, as stated in the Commentary

Edited by UK_Widowmaker

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The Albatros was flown by Karl Menckhoff from Jasta 3, Widowmaker.

See this site about Rhys-Davids (who fell a month later, and only three miles

from Voss' crash site - maybe they met in Heaven's Mess and had a few):

 

http://en.wikipedia....hur_Rhys-Davids

 

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Edited by Olham

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Yep - his Albatros didn't ´, but he did. Some were luckier than others.

:drinks:

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