DH-6 - plan thumbnail image

DH-6 - completed model photo

by Paul Strengell
from RCMplans (ref:614)
September 1975 
39in span
Tags: Scale IC R/C Biplane Trainer Military
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 15/06/2016 at: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showpost.php?p=35062207&postcount=6136
Outerzone planID: oz7821 | Filesize: 248KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: davidterrell80


About this Plan

DH-6 - Semi-scale model for RC.

Quote: - "Before any of you scale purists begin writing in to complain about the scale fidelity of this particular model please let me explain its orgins. Its real genesis was as one of Walt Mooney's very fine peanut scale rubber models. Being a fan of Walt's articles on peanuts, I was really intrigued with the DH-6 when it appeared and noted that its fine lines, all straight, would make a nice RC job. After noodling it for awhile, I settled on a 3x magnification, or Brazil nut scale, which made for a nice .15 size airplane and also matched a set of wing rib templates I already had on hand. It was only after I had drawn plans and begun construction that I discovered that Walt had made some extensive changes to adapt the airplane to rubber power. What evolved is a very, very semi-scale DH-6, but one helluva good scale (3in = 1ft) model of a peanut scale rubber powered airplane! Aside from the fact that it is not exact scale, you must admit it makes a very interesting scale type airplane. The flying characteristics are excellent with no tendency to ground loop on take-off and a slow, stable flight. If you're an expert looking for a change of pace or a novice with hankering for something different yet easy to fly, grab some balsa and have at it..."

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