Langdon has travelled extensively  and spent years researching all available documentation, photos and drawings of Fokker Triplanes and E.V / D.VIII. He taught himself CAD and set about producing his own accurate as possible drawings of these well known fighters, using only original source material.

Through his research, travels and connections, Langdon learnt of an Oberursel Ur II engine that was for sale, which had been in a Technical college in Holland up till 2000. He eventually bought that engine with the intention of using it in his own WW1 aircraft and decided to build a Fokker E.V and use this original engine to power it.

He started welding the fuselage using mild steel tube just as Fokker did almost 100 years ago. The wings were made overseas from Langdon’s own highly accurate and well researched drawings.

A full report on this aircraft build can be seen in issue 4 of the TAVAS newsletter which is free to members.

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