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Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks takes his newly-acquired Albatros D.Va for its first flight since arriving in Florida. :grin:

 

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Wow! It really looks like the Albatros is very easy to handle. Love the engine sound.

It must be - even I can fly it quite well! :grin:

Here is the video of "Vintage Aviator"'s first build with the original Mercedes engine.

A beauty with the sleek design of a shark, isn't she?

 

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I take my son to this museum about once every 2 or 3 months.

I was hoping I would get to see the Albatros fly.

I am sure he won't be flying that one very frequently, sorry I missed it.

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Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks takes his newly-acquired Albatros D.Va for its first flight since arriving in Florida.

One very pretty Alb. I'm assuming that the profound shaking (or what appears to be) is just camera vibration; because it looks like wing flutter and I kept expecting to see the lower wing go away.

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Always nice to see a WW1 A/C model flying.

 

Without breaking out the books should not that plane, based on the lightning bolt on the side, have a green Jasta 5 tail?

 

Belonging to....err...von Hippel? Or is one of the Golden Triumvirate?

 

Man old age blows!

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Hauksbee, I first thought the same. But it must be the camera attachment.

 

Duke, this Albatros seems to be painted like that of Jasta 17 pilot Alfred Schreder.

You will find it among the OFF skins.

There were several skins with lightnings.

The Jasta 5 skin was von Hippel's (black lighting on grey fuselage), and it had a green tail.

So your memory is not bad at all.

(But you're right - it sometimes sucks to get older...) :wheelchair:

 

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Edited by Olham

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The plane is painted in OffzStv Adolf Schreder's, Jasta 17, livery.

The original plane was a D.V not a D.Va though...

 

AlbatrosDVAdolfSchreder-Jasta17GregVanWyngarden1.jpg

 

AlbatrosDVAdolfSchreder-Jasta17GregVanWyngarden2.jpg

 

:salute:

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