Produced in the first place as a true ‘museum grade’ replica, the absolutely gorgeous Triplane is once again becoming generally available.
The Triplane (‘Dreideker’ in German) is not something you will put together in a night or two, as there are 857 components to assemble. The sheer size is another factor - do you have room for a World War I fighter with an assembled wingspan of some 838 mm (33 in)? Let’s hope so, because it really is a beauty - witness the example we saw (below) at the Flixton Air Museum recently.
Hasegawa Fokker Dr1 Triplane
Assembled length: 722 mm (28.4 in)
Assembled wingspan 838 mm (33 in)
Manufacturer’s Number: 50023
The 1:8 scale Hasegawa Fokker Dr1 Hasegawa Triplane may be pricey, but has to be recommended for its sheer beauty and wow factor. It's available below.
If your preference is for other scales, ready-builts, or even flying models, there are some excellent alternatives below.