Fokker FVIIb-3m Tri-motor
This is a replica of the Fokker Tri-Motor which was originally purchased for an Alaskan expedition and named The Detroiter. After crashing in Alaska, It was salvaged and transported to California where it was purchased by Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith and renamed The Southern Cross and especially outfitted for his 1928 Trans-Pacific flight from Oakland, California to Brisbane, Australia.
This model was created by Heinz Dzuirowitz, http://myvirtualhanger.com , and Shade Tree Micro Aviation's Jim McNeill, Peter Fischer, and Bob Feaver,http://shadetreemicro.com , Australia's Kerry "Kezza" Cross, ifx folio, and Hawii's Keiger "HawaiiKman" Bowman to recreate that historic flight in May 2008. It was built by reference to 3-view drawings and as many different historical documents, photos, and authorities as we could find to replicate as faithfully as possible the real airplane.