DHC-2 Beaver (oz5230)
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DHC-2 Beaver. Free flight scale model, for 2 cc engine.
Quote: "GLANCING through 'Flight' some months ago, I came across a photo of the DHC.2 Beaver and, being keen on scale Free Flight models, I decided that in the near future I would build such a model. But a photo was not sufficient, so I wrote to Die Havillands asking if they could help in any way and in due course received a brochure which I found very helpful, enabling me to build a model that is an excellent flyer and not too difficult to construct.
This model has flown well from the very first, being stable and needing very little trimming, giving good sport without tears. I decided to make the model 5 ft span, as this suited the 2 cc engine I had, which accounts for the 1-1/4 in to 1 ft. scale adopted.
Construction. Fuselage. As the fuselage is of the box type, the main framework can be built on the plan. Take the 3/8 in square balsa lengths and pin down, then add the 1/4 in square uprights, also the cross pieces till you have one side finished. The other side can be built on top of this, but before adding the uprights obtain some scrap 1/4 in balsa to lay on the uprights of the first side to keep the second lot of 1/4 in square a 1/4 in apart from the first side. When the glue has set, take the two sides apart and your uprights should be on the outside edge of the 3/8 in square longerons.
Next take the plan view cif the fuselage and pin the sides of the fuselage clown so that they stand upright, and glue in the top and bottom members, making sure the fuselage is square.
Cut out former No. 3 and cabin roof. The cabin roof is 3/8 in sheet balsa and owing to its width will need to be made up from two pieces, the join running through the centre. Also note that the rear edge of the roof is recessed to fit under the cross members of the fuselage to give a better joint..."
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