E-flite DH Beaver

Brand: E-flite

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3

READER REVIEWS
Tony Richardson  |  May 01, 2011

Strengths:
Good looks, it is the exact colour scheme of Atlin Air (based north of here). . . .
Weaknesses:
Battery bay could be bigger,some sanding was required to get the 4s to fit but nothing major, also the rudder/steering elevator hookup fittings clashed a little so had to improvise with different ones from the LHS, for these reasons only a good and not excellent for assembly. . . .
Overall:
Great value $199, great looks and a very stable flyer. I powered mine with a Turnigy SK42-40 motor 60amp esc and a 4s 4400 15c battery driving 13x6. 5 prop flight times are in the 12-14 min range, it is overpowered but with the wind we have at our field it needs it sometimes, the supplied stand offs were too short for this motor so I made my own. Use of flaps requires a little elevator mixed in to prevent the nose pitching up when they are dropped but in a no wind condition they do slow this model nicely making landings easy.

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
5
Andy Butler  |  Aug 04, 2010

Strengths:
Great quality, well thought out design, great manual. . . .
Weaknesses:
Battery bay could be bigger. . . .
Overall:
An excellent quality kit that ticks all the boxes. Good looks, easy to build and all the parts fit well. . .

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
4
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
4
Maurice Harvey  |  Dec 26, 2009

Strengths:
Good looks. . . .
Weaknesses:
Lets start with the glue, too much and too little. The control surfaces have received dollops of the stuff! So much was applied to fit the hinges that I had to cut through the hinge lines in order to get free movement. The laser-cut "cats cradle" fuselage is assembled dry then a sniff of glue applied to the joints,easy peasy for the girls in China as it is self jigging this way. .
Overall:
Why has Horizon Hobby got this "prestige" label'. They are over-priced and in my opinion no better, and some cases worse that other brands. I am of the belief it is something to do with the magazine reviewers. .

Overall:
2
Ease of assembly:
3
Build quality:
2
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
2
Fred Keegan  |  Jul 15, 2008

Strengths:
Well produced Kit. . . .
Weaknesses:
Too Nice TO Fly!!!!. . . .
Overall:
Just a lovely model to put together and Fly. . . .

Overall:
4
Ease of assembly:
5
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
4
Value for money:
3
Frank Skilbeck  |  Jul 06, 2008

Strengths:
Great quality and goes together well. Looks great. . .
Weaknesses:
All fittings are Imperial sizes as opposed to metric more commonly used over here. Motor mounts provided are designed for E-Flite's own motors. . .
Overall:
Finished building this 3 weeks ago but have had to wait for a break in the weather to test fly, I got that this morning so here goes. I've powered mine with a Turnigy 42-50A 700KV motor, 60 amp ESC and 3200 mah 4s lipo, this turns a 13 x 6 prop at 8900 rpm. I got the motor to fit but the supplied standoffs and supplied bolts (imperial size) were too short to fit this motor. I ended up using the longer of the standoffs to the motor mount and then made a further standoff from the mount to the motor as the threads in the motor are metric and I had spare bolts for this.

Overall:
3
Ease of assembly:
4
Build quality:
5
Flight performance:
3
Value for money:
3
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