Dewoitine D-510 - Scale model for radio control.
Quote: - "The Dewoitine 500 series was designed in 1930 to replace the line fighter of the French Army, the Nieuport-Delage D.62. It, and the Morane MS 230 fighter were parasol wing airplanes, restricted by drag and lower powered engines. The Hispano-Suiza 875 hp. engine was designed into the Dewoitine. Originally it swung a large two bladed wooden propeller (500 series) but the 510 modification of 1933 had a three bladed metal prop. The plane was of all metal construction, including the wing which had full span ailerons! The 500 series had two cowl machine guns, but was modified later to a pair of wing guns and a cannon firing through the prop hub spinner. The airplane flew well and was liked by its pilots, but by the time war came in 1939 it was obsolete and used only as a trainer. The D-510 series was built from 1933-36. There were about 230 production aircraft built. To my knowledge none are in existence today. Sadly, not even the Musee de l'air in Paris has much information. No cockpit photos can be found.
The model you see on these pages has been a winner from the beginning. It won the New England Regional Stand-Off Scale event in New York -both times getting 91 static points and the comment, "What is it?" At 7-1/2 Ibs it flies great. With a Webra Speed .61 or similar .60 engine it is off the ground in 20-30 feet (which is very unscale like). With all that aileron area axial rolls are easy. Just remember to hold 'up' elevator as you begin to takeoff and let the tail come up slowly. Feed the power in slowly as you accelerate, and you'll get beautiful smooth takeoffs. Anyone who can fly a pattern type aircraft will have no troubles in the air. The model is built to 1.75in = 1ft scale and has no intentional deviations from scale. (Some sneak in when you aren't looking.)"
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