Davis DA-2A (oz14326)

 

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Davis DA-2A. Peanut scale rubber model.

Quote: "A fine-flying scale Peanut that is not only a fun machine but will also perform very well at that Indoor/Outdoor contest. This simple, square bird has something for everyone! Davis DA-2A, by Bob Dunham.

The boxy, home-built two-place monoplane which is the subject of this article was spotted in the 1976 Aircraft Directory, and its appealing lines convinced me that it was ideally suited for Peanut Scale. We subsequently learned from its designer, Leeon Davis of Stanton, Texas, that the prototype was built in 1966 and has won two awards from the Experimental Aircraft Association for Most Outstanding Design and Most Popular Aircraft. The widespread appeal of this plane to home builders is borne out by the fact that, as of a few years ago, Davis had sold over 140 sets of plans, so there might be a DA-2A hangared in your neighborhood on which you might base your particular peanut.

The features of this saucy, little ship that caught my eye were the wide wing chord, 1:1 span-to-length ratio, straight fuselage and surface outlines, flat cockpit glass areas, simple canopy and the unique butterfly tail group and tricycle landing gear.

My object was to build a good-flying, attractive ship, yet one different from the usual Cougars, Tailwinds, Lacys and Pietenpols seen in abundance at most contests. My particular example had a complete and balanced weight of 6 gm (.21 oz) and is capable of 1-minute indoor flights.

To attain long flights with any Peanut, you must pay careful attention to wood size and weight. Indoor grade balsa, 5 lb. to 6 lb., was used throughout, with light Japanese tissue for covering. This high-quality, specially sawed wood can be purchased from Micro-X, PO Box 1063, Lorain, Ohio 44055, and a quarter is well spent to get a catalog listing wood sizes available as well as the hardware and other goodies..."

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    Davis DA-2A
    by Bob Dunham
    from Model Airplane News
    September 1976 
    13in span
    Scale Rubber F/F LowWing
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