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ARC19/09/2018 13:29:45
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Hi Guys,

Has anyone out there built and flown one of these. Seriously tempted on this kit with a power 110 and 8s up the front but there's no reviews, likes dislikes etc out there.

thanks

andyh19/09/2018 14:45:24
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I'm a big fan of DHC aircraft & it looks rather nice in this video. the owner has put the leccy specs in the description:

Denis Watkins19/09/2018 14:56:28
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Specs here **LINK**

ARC19/09/2018 16:11:50
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for these , I'd clocked both of them and found helpful. Just wondered if anyone on here had built and flown one.

thanks

John Stainforth19/09/2018 18:06:43
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I have one. The first one I bought had a wonky fuselage/fin - the fin was pointing off to the left, so I had that replaced. Generally, the quality of the kit is good, but the front end of the fuselage supporting the engine box is weaker than I would have liked, because so much is cut out for the doors and the front windscreen. I have an OS155 alpha in mine, and with that it flies OK - steady and fairly staid, about as one would expect for a high wing monoplane. The plane has quite a long nose, so with a large i.c. engine it needs some lead in the tail. (With the OS155 the balance is about right.)

ARC20/09/2018 13:25:05
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Thanks John,

I'm running Electric so will be interesting what set up will suit.

John Stainforth20/09/2018 22:18:35
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With electric, you should be fine, because there is a vast amount of space in the cabin, so you could put the batter(ies) almost anywhere - to get the CG right

ARC26/09/2018 13:47:58
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Hi John,

How did it behave in turns did it need any rudder input to bring it round. Also did the flaps induce any nose up pitch ?

thanks

John Stainforth26/09/2018 16:50:32
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The behaviour in turns was perfectly normal. I always use some rudder in turns - I learnt that way and it's instinctive for me, so I can't say (without experimenting) what the turning behaviour would be like without any rudder input. The flaps did not produce much change in pitch.

ARC27/09/2018 12:08:46
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thanks John

ARC27/09/2018 12:19:22
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Hi John , can you confirm the spinner size for this model please

thanks

John Stainforth28/09/2018 19:00:54
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I am away from the plane at the moment, but my electronic logbook records it as having a 2.5" diameter. I started with a plastic one (which I think came with the kit) but that proved inadequate with the OS155P engine I am using. Luckily I had an aluminium TruTurn spinner at hand, which works fine.

ARC01/10/2018 16:20:11
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thanks John.

ARC31/05/2019 13:07:46
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Maidened my Beaver last month , superb on 8 cells with a 17x10 3 blade prop. Tracks lovely and has a cracking sound to it.

Would recommend if any one can get hold of one

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