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  • Hotleadcoldfeet

    A Camel in Motion

    That was mind-blowing! Watching that really made me feel how basic the components were for those planes. Just wood, metal, and wires. And yet, like FourSpeed mentioned, what made it mind-boggling i...
    Posted by Hotleadcoldfeet 1 day ago
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    JG1_Hotlead's official Twitch Stream thread!

    Salute all! Sorry about getting the stream posted up late; here it is:https://www.twitch.tv/videos/399157460Started out last Thursday by gunning for JG1_Jocassee and then flying a rather uneventful...
    Posted by Hotleadcoldfeet 1 day ago
  • -NW-Jarvis

    A Camel in Motion

    Wow, that's pretty much amazing, Scud.This video would have been beyond tedious to make. Nick Park's, Wallace and Gromit movies come to mind for the pure craziness devoted to stop animation.Thanks ...
    Posted by -NW-Jarvis 4 days ago

FOKKER D.VIII

Familiarization with an Fokker D.VIII.

Pilots' impressions about the aircraft were: its excellent climb performance, its all-round cockpit view, it was both easy to fly and responsive to the controls. The aircraft were produced at the Fokker Flugzeug-Werke and 285 aircraft were produced before the war's end.


Engine Startup

1. Mixture to full
2. Throttle at idle
3. "E" to start

Take off

4. Optimize fuel mixture
5. Full throttle
6. Use rudder to keep on straight course

Standard Gauges

Fuel Gauge (between the guns)
Bullet counters (behind each gun)
Tachometer (cockpit floor, under the fuel tank, behind the joystick Altimeter (right) (measured in metres)
Compass (cockpit floor, right)

Max RPM: 1500
Endurance (combat) 1h.30
(cruise) 2h.20


This Lessons has been provided with the great help of =IRFC= Requem


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