Pfalz DIII




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Specifications
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fighter
one
Mercedes in-line
180 h.p.
1,530 lbs.
2,060 lbs.
2- 7.92 mm
22 ft. 10 in.
30 ft. 10 in.
103 mph
820 fpm
17,000 feet
250 miles
9/3/1917
1917

 

 




 

 

Pfalz DIII aircraft were known for their strength and reliability. They could dive and turn with other aircraft of the time. However, they were slower in level flight than most other aircraft, and their rate of climb was marginal.

Initially the Pfalz DIII was only supplied to Bavarian units of the German Air Force as a result of their  factory being run by the Bavarian government.

Pfalz DIII biplanes saw front line service from November of 1917 through July of 1918, at which time they were replaced by more competent aircraft. However, they soldiered on in a training role through the war.

A total of some 1,000 Pfalz DIII aircraft were produced.

RC Pfalz DIII

RC Pfalz DIII

The RC Pfalz DIII from Airdrome is available as plans or as a kit. The scale model radio control airplane has a wingspan of 63 in. Recommended power is a 40 size electric motor. Upon completion it should weigh around 7 3/4 lbs.

Cleveland Model Supply has plans for the RC Pfalz DIII. It comes in wingspans of 15, 23, 30, 46, 61 and 92 inches.

Aerodrome RC has two sizes of short kits or plans of the RC Pfalz DIII. The smaller has a wingspan of 24 1/2 in. The best motor, according to Aerodrome RC, is a geared Feigao brushless swinging an 8 x 6 propeller. All up weight of the airplane is about 8 ounces.

Aerodrome RC has a 41 in. wingspan RC Pfalz DIII plan or short kit. Materials in its construction are balsa and plywood. Aerodrome RC recommends an AXI 2808 motor turning a 11 x 7 propeller to get the best performance. Ready to fly weight is about 28 oz

The RC Pfalz DIII ARF from Simprop has a 35.5 in. wingspan and can be powered by Speed 400 size motors.

AeroFred has plans for the RC Pfalz DIII with a wingspan of 46 in. for glow power.  Plan no. is 96098.

Arizona Modelers has all wood construction kits of the RC Pfalz DIII in 1/12, 1/6, 1/4 and 1/3 scales.

 

 

 




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