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TVAL showing two (!) FOKKER D.VIII starting and flying

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FOKKER FORMATION

 

 

 

Found this fine video showing two (!) Fokker D.VIII at "The Vintage Aviator"

starting and in flight.

The fly with a Dr.1 and a D,VII in formation. There is also a Camel to be seen.

At the end some excellent still photographs with great close-ups.

 

Make sure you watch it on 1080p HD.

Edited by Olham

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Sure is good seeing all the flying replicas. Perhaps, some day in the future, they will be a commonplace. Then we can organize teams and have full-contact MMA events.

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Thanks Olham,

these are great Patterns for my Sound Mod :air_kiss: Great VIDEO! Always good to see our good old Kites are still flying... :biggrin:

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Thanks Olham, some really good stuff. I made an interesting note for future skinning - noted the oil staining down the fuselage, in some instances nose to tail.

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Yep, nbryant, that's the destructive effect the Castor oil seems to have had on doped canvas.

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Yep, nbryant, that's the destructive effect the Castor oil seems to have had on doped canvas.

The other thing that has a destructive effect on doped canvas is cows. During my brief career as a glider pilot, (flying over lots of farm land) we were constantly admonished to never, ever, land in a field of cows. They find the doped canvas very attractive (cow candy) and they will nibble your airplane naked. Also, if they eat enough of it, it poisons the cow. I must admit I have never seen this in practice, but we took it seriously at the time.

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Funny! That reminds me of an episode I have read. Was it at Jasta 5 or Jasta 17 - not sure.

However; the officers were unhappy about the cows**t splashing against the undersides at

starts. A French farmer used to drive his cows on their field quite often.

So the mechanics started a nasty campaign against the beasts. They soaked a cloth with

petroleum and stuffed it into the lead cow's bum (or so I remember it). The poor being ran

away screaming, and the cows never came back to that field again.

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