Ian Baron shows you the the 1918 Fokker DR1, a full sized replica of the plane Red Baron was shot down in.
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Art Showcase: Red Baron's Plane - as part of the expert series by GeoBeats.
This is a 1918 Fokker DR1. So this is the plane, this is a full sized replica of the plane the Red Baron was shot down in, the Red Baron is actually what made this plane famous. There is only 300 and some odd of them made. And it turns out that it had a serious, uh, wing flood design, and it was known to lose wings. The advantage of it, with the 3 wings, it had a high rate of climb. And it was very maneuverable. The drawback was, it was very slow, lots of drag. It is all constructed, again, out of recycled material. I lucked out, and I found an Avro Anson propeller. It weighs about 125 pounds, it is 8 feet. But it looks good on there, and it suits the purpose. It saved me carving 1 this time. The engine would be a rotary engine. I used the 28/29 Model A Ford wheel. I have the 20 pound propane cylinder welded in the middle, the end knob.
And these are your throwaway propane cylinders, like, from a camp stove. I have progressed from apple juice cans to camp stove propane cylinders. My wheels, again, are mid '80s GM spare donut type. My landing gear is actually the external supports from an oval swimming pool, as well as my upper wing struts. They are made from swimming pool. The sheet metal, of course, is from swimming pool as well. And all my bulkheads in the fuselage are made from the top rail from around a chain link fence from around a swimming pool.