5/23/2009 by Jim Booker
Copyright:© 2009 Horizon Hobby, Inc.
The full-scale DeHaviland Beaver has become one of the modeling world’s favorite airplanes. The E-flite rendition of this airplane makes a beautiful scale replica and one that flies as well as it looks. Construction is beautiful, utilizing light plywood and balsa in combination with UltraCote® covering materials. The E-flite Power 25 motor provides more than enough power for excellent flight performance. John Redman approached me with some How-To hints that he wanted to share with our viewers in hopes of answering some of the questions he has received regarding the Beaver. There has been a minor change in the assembly that may require more information than is covered in the manual. This issue doesn’t cause performance problems, but is something we wanted to provide more information about. There are also some notes on assembly that might clear up other questions a person may have during the construction of this airplane.
Watch our video to see what John has to share with us. Also for those interested, I have listed some of the features that this great model brings to the RC enthusiast.
•The firewall is set up for outrunner motors and provides a choice between E-flite® Power 25 or Power 32 motors•Factory-painted fiberglass cowling, dummy motor and landing gear covers offer scale detail throughout•Optional floats (available separately) add another level of modeling enjoyment•Float mounts, built into the fuselage, allow the landing gear and floats to be changed quickly•The balsa and plywood airframe is sturdy and lightweight•The removable one-piece wing allows for easy transportation and storage