Paolo Severin Fokker E1 40% scale
Specifications:
Scale: 1:2.5 (40%)
Wingspan: 4.04 m (159 in)
Length: 2.75 m (108.3 in)
Wing area: 3.00 m² (4650 sq inches)
Weight: approx. 19 kg (42 lb)

Recommended engine:
Valach VM 120B2-4T

Gallery Fokker E.I under Construction

 

Fokker E.I   40% super scale kit Order No. #8880  € 5.390,–

 

Options:

Detailed Oberursel 7 cyl. Rotary Dummy Engine    #8887  € 440,–

Stainless steel muffler for Valach VM 120    #8882  € 149,–

Short kit Fokker Pilot, without clothing              #8884  € 139,–


Projected July 2013,
detail design August 2013,
the prototype was built August to November 2013 by Paolo Severin.
Maiden flight November 16th 2013.

Gallery Fokker E.I Maiden flight at Nervesa

Just like on the full-size "Eindecker", the control stick is directly connected to the wing warping mechanism and to the elevator. The all-moving fin is connected to the rudder pedals. The steel tube fuselage is stiffened by scale wire bracing and is covered with aluminium sheets and fabric.

Gallery Flight Testing the Fokker E.I

Oberursel 7-cylinder rotary engine 80hp

Since the first flights with the "borrowed" Aeronca C3 exhaust, Paolo made some changes under the Fokker cowl. The beautiful 80 hp Oberursel dummy engine is now hiding the Valach VM 120B2-4T and the special muffler made for the Fokker.

Fokker Pilot Helmut_S. waiting for his first mission.

Pilot Helmut S. waiting for his first official mission at the ProWing in May.

Last updated April 28th 2014

This kit represents the true state of the art and exactly reproduces the real plane. The yoke is actuated by the servos and controls the wing warping and the elevator. The pedal controls the rudder. This is not just for the scale fidelity, but also for enhanced functionality. This way, the loads from the surfaces are transmitted to the joystick and foot pedals, without burdening directly on the servos.
 
All materials reproduce the original: only metal and wood, no fiberglass, no balsa, and of course no foam.

The airfoil and wing incidence are true to the original 1914 Fokker section, giving a flight extremely faithful to that of the real Fokker E.I and wonderful emotions and feelings to the lucky pilot.

Paolo Severin

3-view drawing Fokker E.1

Paolos Fokker E.I is build after a later production E.I, featuring the longer wing of 10.05 m, early Fokker E.I had shorter wings of 8.95 m span.

Required for completion: covering material, glue, radio equipment and engine.

Fokker E.1 with Oberursel dummy engine

As if it was the "Extra" of Max Immelmann.

Using the original wing section of 1914, six degrees wing incidence, tiny, scale size tail surfaces, but never the less - or just because of that - the Fokker E.I of Paolo Severin is flying "neutral" like a modern mid wing aerobatic plane. It flies inverted with minimal down elevator, does negative loops and torque rolls like a full-size Extra. It takes off with only a small fraction of the available power of the Valach VM 120B2-4T. In slow flight, and I mean really slow, the Fokker still feels safe and does not show the unduly high fuselage incidence that can be seen on so many "modified and adapted for model size" copies of the Fokker Eindecker.

You don't believe me? See here!