Pfalz DVII/DVIII 35 1/4" N175

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Albatros CIII 38"

Scale: 1/8th
Prop: 11x6
Channels: R/E/A/T:
Wheels: Balsa Ply w Neo Tires
Wingspan: 35 1/4"
Airfoil Type: Scale Undercambered
Wing Area: 378 Sq.In.
Cowl: Built up Laser cut balsa and Plywood
Designer: M.K. Bengtson
Weight: ~30 oz.
Spinner: N/A  
Prototype By: Frank Jaerschky
Power System: AXI 2217/20 Brushless outrunner

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  • One piece design
  • Plywood training edges
  • Built up cowl
  • Dummy 11 cylinder Siemens Halske Engine
  • Scale pull-pull aileron actuation in top wing with linkage inside fuselage.


Adaptations of the D.III with the new Siemens-Halske Sh.III rotary resulted in the Pfalz D.VIII, which featured an incredible rate of climb (which it shared with the other Sh. III powered fighter, the Siemens-Schuckert D.IV). The Sh. III proved to be rather unreliable due to the ersatz engine oil available, and only a small number of D.VIIIs were built. These did see front-line use by Jasta 29 (Jasta Boelcke) at least, although it is unclear how many were built in total. The D.VIII was also adapted to triplane configuration as the Pfalz Dr.I for entry in the First Fighter Competition at Adlershof in January 1918. Like the D.VIII, it was powered by the Sh. III, and therefore completely outpowered its Oberursel UR.II powered contemporaries.

From Wikipedia. Pfalz Flugzeugwerke