This is Mikael’s latest project.
The Pfalz D.VIII was designed near the end of WW I to be the ultimate fighter aircraft. A light wooden airframe built around the huge 11-cylinder, 19 liter and 200 hp Siemens-Halske Sh.III geared rotary resulted in spectacular performance. 120 examples were ordered by Idflieg, with a small number entering service prior to the end of the war.
Mikael’s reproduction is of course powered by an original engine and the construction is – as always – as true to the original as can possibly be.
The maiden flight was performed on May 30th 2020.
|Wing span:||7.5 m|
|Empty weight:||560 kg|
|Engine:||Siemens-Halske Sh.III geared rotary, 200 hp|
|Cruise speed:||90 kts|
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