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Squadron Aviation Fokker D.VII

Loehle Fokker D.VII

 

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Squadron Aviation produce a variety of replicas and most of the specs are very similar. All three of the aircraft, designed by Lew Parsley, are produced at the company's Columbus, Ohio plant and are structurally the same. Wing panels are pre-assembled at the factory from stamped aluminium ribs and aluminium tubing, as is the precisely jigged aluminium tubing fuselage and tail feathers. The kit-builder is faced with assembly (all critical holes are drilled), rigging (accomplished with a simple jig concept detailed by the factory) and traditional dope and fabric covering. The external styling to create each replica is obtained with the use of a plastic pre-moulded and coloured cowling for the three individual ultralights. Flight perform-ances are very good with a take-off roll of 22 metres the standard. A very comprehensive kit was available which includes everything, right down to the dope finish of the squadron of your choice.

 

The Fokker was part of the Squadron Aviation purchase by Loehle Aviation and kits have been marketed by them since.

Max gross wt: 505 lbs
Max pilot wt: 225 lbs
Empty weight: 250 lbs
Fuel capacity: 3.6 lbs
Climb rate: 1000+ fpm
Power off stall: 22 kts
Wing loading (225 lbs pilot): 3.0 lbs/sq.ft
Power loading (170 lbs pilot): 12.8 lbs/hp
Take-off distance: 75 ft
Landing distance: 100 ft
Glide ratio: 5.5:1
Vne: 60 kts
Cruise speed: 50 kts
G loading: +4 / -2
Engine: Cuyuna UL II-02
Wing spans average: 24.5 ft

 

 


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