FSX Fokker Dr1 Triplane 'The Red Baron'

PreviewFSX Fokker Dr1 Triplane "The Red Baron". On April 21, 1918 at 10:45 am, Manfred von Richthofen ("The Red Baron") was killed by a single .303 calibre bullet through the heart. This is a representation of the Fokker Dr1 triplane he flew that day, the last in the triology of triplanes, and thus, was...

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Complete with Base Model
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Microsoft Flight Simulator X (FSX) including Steam Edition & Prepar3D (P3D)
File size
6.52 MB
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Scanned 18 days ago (clean)
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Free (Freeware)
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4 star rating.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars by 8 PRO members.

FSX Fokker Dr1 Triplane "The Red Baron". On April 21, 1918 at 10:45 am, Manfred von Richthofen ("The Red Baron") was killed by a single .303 calibre bullet through the heart. This is a representation of the Fokker Dr1 triplane he flew that day, the last in the triology of triplanes, and thus, was born a legend. Panel by Frank Elton.

Red Baron Tri-Plane

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The archive FSXFokkerDR1TheRedBaron.zip has 62 files and directories contained within it.

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The Red Baron – one of the most famous and beloved aircraft of all time to many people, myself included. While this legendary piece of kit was out of commission long before I was even a twinkle in my father’s eye, it’s still the kind of aircraft that I have so much respect for. After all, without it we would probably have never reached where we are today in aviation. At a time, it was quite revolutionary after all!

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Representative of Reality

This FSX take on the aircraft is a wonderful take on a popular piece of kit. The aircraft was home to the famous Manfred von Richthofen, The Red Baron. He was killed on 21st April, 1918, when he was shot through the heart with a .303 caliber bullet. He was in the cockpit of this amazing Fokker DR1 tri-plane. This was his pride of joy and, to many enthusiasts, theirs too.

This was put together with the help of Frank Elton, who put the work into creating the panels and putting it all together in the right way. The Fokker DR1 was a popular form of aircraft, but it’s most appreciated form has got to be this aircraft. I found it so easy to fly, especially considering I was quite apprehensive about even giving it a go. I expected it to feel out of date and terribly hard to fly, but within a few hours I was flying around the Baron himself!

The attention to detail on the model, the cockpit and flight performance is very impressive. The team behind its creation have done a spectacular job of putting this together and making it feel inclusive and fun. I have absolutely no issue in enjoying the quality of the Fokker D1 in this guide; it’s like a fun trip down memory lane for someone like myself.

My one complain would probably be the cramped nature of the actual piloting process. However, given the limitation of the size and shape of the aircraft, it’s hardly the developers fault. Blame the people who came up with the concept for such a challenging aircraft, instead!

The one thing that stood out most to me in terms of the ‘extras’ though was the spinning sections which are visible in the aircraft engine. It’s a nice little touch and makes the whole thing feel a fair bit more alive than it might today.

A Little Minimalist

The lack of instruments was a bit of a bummer, too, but I can understand why. Also, installation was a bit of a challenge- you have to remember to follow the provided instructions. It’s a little bit of a challenge to install compared to other aircraft on the market, but it’s nothing too major. You just need to remember to make the right folders for the aircraft to go into otherwise the simulator can find it hard to locate the aircraft.

That said, it’s a very nice take on what must be a very challenging aircraft to put together.

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe

Adam McEnroe is a flight sim enthusiast who has been simming since the days of FS95. Adam writes all of the download section editorials after testing each of the files. Adam has extensive knowledge using various flight simulator packages and thoroughly tests the files before writing about them. Adam also like to fly real-world aircraft in his spare time and is training for his PPL.

Should you wish, you can contact Adam via email at adam@flyawaysimulation.com.

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Installation Instructions

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The content of the comments below are entirely the opinions of the individual posting the comment and do not always reflect the views of Fly Away Simulation. We moderate all comments manually before they are approved.

STONEWALLUSMCFri, 11 Mar 2022 03:32:17 GMT

You can always change out the panels and instruments anytime you like, you just have to pick a panel you're comfortable with., I have one in particular with weather and live ai radar so I use that one a lot. some of the best aircraft have flat pic-only panels like the sr71 and the X15. Even the SR71, they've been in sim for over twenty years and no one ever came up with a freeware working version. When it comes to these planes, remember, flying thousands of feet above terra firma, in a flying craft with the power of a mower, made of wood and canvas and some dope if they could locate it. Then to learn the hard way, that you can fire bullets thru a prop blade and expect to continue flying, and by the time they figured the crankshaft arm to the mechanism they already lost quite a few pilots. Tough piloting, the hell of a way to learn.

RayWed, 05 Jul 2017 08:04:54 GMT

A collectable aircraft sums it up. After getting it into the library (the installation readme is very vague) by making a folder to put the relevant files in, I was able to fly it briefly . A lackluster rendition of a very famous aircraft featuring no compass and a (Non-viewable) GPS, which didn't exist when this aircraft flew. I was fortunate I never strayed to far away from the airfield so I maintained visual contact. Lose that and I would never have found my way back. I should have read the comments before I downloaded it.

JasonTue, 13 Dec 2016 19:18:44 GMT

The plane itself is good, and the spinning parts in the engine are a nice touch. However, it does not have any instruments. I would give it a 6/10. If anyone knows of a good panel to add, please let me know.

AMADEUS91Sat, 14 May 2016 01:22:19 GMT

Where is the gauges of this plane..??

arno bazzanellaSat, 19 Jul 2014 04:58:00 GMT

thanks a lot for Fixing the Panel on the fokker dr1 now i can´t steer any plane anymore i just deleted the dr1 and came back to flying ...


Dr. Timothy D. MileyThu, 09 Feb 2012 00:32:51 GMT

This is a very nice plane to fly. You need to make a folder by right clicking the mouse on a blank space on the window with all the files. Put the files into the new folder and name it. Most of the planes here have a file already made for you, but with this one you must put the files into another new folder.

Cycy712Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:26:12 GMT
Your lucky im giving you a four! Icant make it work! im giving a four beacuse it works for others.
jbealeSun, 28 Nov 2010 03:15:08 GMT
i love how it can fly very slow and stable i give it a 9 becuse it doesnt have a working panel
jwblackThu, 05 Aug 2010 04:43:22 GMT
Really fun download, piece of cake install and fun to fly. Great to fly remote control in tower view. Have to admit guns would be awesome or at least a chick on the wings. Great work thanks
QSOWed, 31 Mar 2010 19:06:28 GMT
It is a cool plane,i only gave it a 9 becus you have to press F4 to get the engin on,it would be cool if had guns that fired,but it is COOOOOOOLLLL!!!!!

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