Airdrome Aeroplane Fokker E-III Eindecker
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Airdrome Aeroplane Fokker E-III Eindecker 3/4
scale replica experimental
lightsport, amateur built aircraft.
929 NW Road 1571,
Holden, MO 64040
The Fokker E.3, sometimes
referred to as the Eindecker ("one wing"), deserves a
significant place in aviation history. Not necessarily
because of its aerial prowess, but because it was the first
combat aircraft in the world to be equipped with a
forward-firing, fixed machine gun synchronized to fire
between the propeller blades.
WEIGHT........... 238 POUNDS
GROSS WEIGHT..... 468 POUNDS
STALL SPEED...... 26 MPH (EXP)
CRUISING SPEED... 54 MPH (EXP)
TOP SPEED........ 63 MPH
RATE OF CLIMB.... 1150 FPM
ENGINE:.......... ROTAX 503, 52 HP,
(If building as experimental a VW
or 1/2 VW options are available)
ALUMINUM TUBE & RIVET CONSTRUCTION
CAD DESIGNED AND DETAILED
RIGID TRIPLANE BRACING
QUICK BUILD, ( 400 HOURS)
MODERN ENGINE OPTIONS
LIGHT RESPONSIVE CONTROLS
The E.3 was the third and
most important variant of Fokker's original monoplane
family. Being a small but important step forward in the
evolution of the fighter, it is important to note that this
aircraft used wing warping for roll control, rather than the
"more advanced" aileron flight-control system. Almost
similar to the Fokker E.2, but built from the outset with
the 100hp Oberursel U I engine. Over 260 E.3's were built.
A second gun was sometimes
added, but the additional weight seriously decreased
performance. The E.3 was the most famous of the series,
apart from its forward-firing gun it had the advantages of
maneuverability and climbing speed, but was inferior to
allied aircraft in other respects.
Even at the end of its
operational life the Eindecker did not use ailerons, this
decreased it's ability to avoid more agile enemy aircraft
like the Nieuport 11.
The E.3's 100 hp Oberursel
rotary engine was not very reliable. Engine power decreased
with altitude and so the plane could not operate over 3,000
m (9,800 feet). It took 30 minutes to get to 3,000 m and
maneuverability was almost nonexistent at that altitude.
The Eindecker was a direct
copy of the Morane-Saulnier "Parasol" except for the
characteristic Fokker tail plane and the synchronized
machine gun. The "Eindecker" was typically armed with a
single LMG 08/15 7.92 mm machine gun firing through the
propeller using a synchronizing gear.
The kit you get from
Airdrome Aeroplanes is complete in every way up to your
final color coat. The kit and the excellent builder support
you will receive from Airdrome Aeroplanes will get you in
the air in a fraction of the time needed to build other WW-1
replica aircraft. No hunting for parts or waiting for
shipments. Airdrome Aeroplane's kits have it all!! All nuts,
bolts, rivets, gusset plates, machined plugs, tubing and any
other hardware are included in the kits. You can get much
more information about this kit... just give us a call.
Airdrome Aeroplane Fokker E-III Eindecker ultralight -
experimental lightsport aircraft
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