I have some friends who annually get together and undertake a World War One re-enactment of sorts, in the form of a combat competition. Simple rules have kept the competition viable and enjoyable for six or seven years now, and little has changed over that time in the way of models. Primarily, models in the competition need be no larger than 43 inches, and be powered by a .25cc nitro engine. Their construction is not regulated, but it should be built from plans or a kit, as opposed to being an ARF.
Our Fokker builds fast and true, and flies just as well. We’ve taken the stress out of scale biplanes too, with simple cabane and interplane struts, while keeping the scale outline.
Wingspan – 1093mm – 43.0 inches
Length – 856mm – 33.7 inches
Channels – 4
Servos – 5
We have also developed an electric version, though that is not intended for combat as battery damage would likely cause fires and other difficulties.
Combat Fokker DVII Construction 2.0Mb Click to download
Plans US$28.00 printed (US$19.00 as PDF to print yourself)
Laser-cut short kit US$115.00