The very talented Jesper Rådegård has now published a very nice and informative 10 minute film about Mikael’s Pfalz D.VIII.
The final papers for the Pfalz arrived last Friday, so when the day after offered the most beautiful weather – it wasn’t a big surprise what would be the event of the day!
Luckily Bengt was present once again to catch the moment:
We are happy to announce that the Pfalz D.VIII has now officially left the workshop!
And not only that:
She’s making noise – a lot of noise – and she’s very close to first flight!
We let the video speak for itself:
During Airpower 2019 in Zeltweg (Austria) 6-7 September, Mikael and the team performed some much appreciated Dr.1 vs. Tummelisa dogfights.
However, an unexpected wind shift during the last day’s challenging weather conditions resulted in tailwind landings, in which the Tummelisa hit an obstacle and nosed over. The team member could rapidly escape the cockpit and he didn’t suffer a single bruise.
There are no major structural fractures on fuselage and wings, but a larger number of minor – or at least less big – damages. The engine and propeller handled the sudden stop very well.
Mikael is already doing good progress with the repairs and the Tummelisa is expected to fly again during 2020.
The fantastic Swedish summer just won’t give up and the other day it was time to roll the Pfalz out for yet another photo session.
Wings are now covered, so from an exterior point-of-view she’s complete. There are of course hundreds of things left to do before it’s time to fly, but this is the beautiful view we can now be lucky to get used to!
More pictures in the Photo Gallery!
In beautiful Swedish summer weather the Pfalz was rolled out, completely assembled and rigged.
Basically all construction work is finalized and besides the obvious covering of the wings and some painting, it’s now mostly a matter of installation work and final details. The engine will also be lifted off one final time to make it ready for flight.
And as always: She will fly when she’s ready to fly, so there’s no date set for first flight.
With one more engine and all fuselage lamination plugs, fixtures and tools available, it’s possible to build yet another D.VIII if the demand occurs.
After a period of configuration problems, server hotel mergers, lost domain settings and a recent hacker attack, the contact forms should be up and running again.
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There has been some speculations on what might come up next. After all, the Fokker D.VII has been flying for a while and it can’t possibly be empty in the workshop, can it?
Well, now we can confirm that a new project is in the making!
As you might notice it’s not much of a website right now. Evil hackers attacked and crashed the old site and major reconstruction has been started.
Until then, please bear with us when it comes to the design and lack of information – and read this fantastic article by Elliott Marsh!