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REVIEW
Fokker Dr.I - The aces' aircraft.
Mecenas
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 06:05 AM UTC
Michał Sindera reviews the latest Kagero Publishing release: "Fokker Dr.I, The aces' aircraft.", first in the new series "Legends of Aviation in 3D".



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JackFlash
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 07:23 AM UTC
Nice work Michael! Good review.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 07:46 AM UTC
Interesting review Michal.
Only one problem with saying that this book is a reference for building accurate scale replicas.. They are only computer generated images. As you said it had to be 'imagined' in the illustrators mind before being put into the computer. Were these taken from original Fokker plans or just imagined?
Therefore, making statements that "there will be no excuse for omissions of any details and saying “I didn't know how it looked like”. Sorry guys..." is not really fair or accurate IMHO.
But be that as it may, it is a well written review Michal.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 08:14 AM UTC
Many thanks for you opinions gents.

Warren, I realize the problem and pointed to the lack of scale on some drawings, regarding the accuracy.

Those two authors are very well known and respected writers-authorities in Poland. Well, I'm certainly not the expert of early aviation but I don't believe there are no plans or other technical refferences for those drawings.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 - 08:32 AM UTC
Actually there are drawings - from Flight magazine 1918. Placement of most of the instruments was first confirmed by Alex Imrie's book on the Fokker Triplane.