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Aug 21, 2009, 02:36 PM
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Hobby Lobby DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver ARF w/Floats & Wheels

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Aug 21, 2009, 03:12 PM
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Nice looking plane! And a nice lake to fly as well!
Aug 21, 2009, 03:27 PM
Go Hawks!
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for $10 bucks more you can get the Eflite version with a 70" wingspan and all balsa. You get highly functional flaps as well.

This is a pretty expensive styro kit.
Aug 21, 2009, 03:57 PM
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Exactly it should be ARF for that price atleast. Hard to find a nice beaver. I love my e-flite, not the best flyer but nice looking.
Aug 21, 2009, 05:21 PM
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Beautiful airplane, had my eye on it since it came out in Europe ....... if the price were just a little lower they would sell quite a few more IMO, as there just aren't many scale Beavers on the market.

Thanks for sharing, it looks great in the video.

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Aug 21, 2009, 06:56 PM
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$219 for a foam/plastic plane with none of the electrics included? Kind of steep.

Also, the video doesn't show any slow flying - looks more like a warbird at those speeds.
Aug 21, 2009, 08:44 PM
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right plane wrong price
Aug 21, 2009, 09:02 PM
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Wow, the first CAP rc plane Ive seen. Very cool
Aug 21, 2009, 09:15 PM
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Consider this constructive in nature:

Price is too steep for what ya get.
Plane is way overweight.
Model is too small to see well.
Too fast, slow flying is not its forte.
Wing loading excessive for model type.
If it flew well I certainly could not tell that by watching this video.
I have more constructive comments, but I am gonna stop while I'm ahead.
Good luck on selling this one.
Thanks for coming on here to show us this.
Us guys are always looking for a good Beaver but this one misses the mark.


Oh, BTW, **** here **** are a few photos of the real deal, one with conventional gear, and one with floats (like the model):

Last edited by rc crashburn; Aug 21, 2009 at 11:48 PM.
Aug 21, 2009, 10:23 PM
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Yeah it's fast alright. I've seen full scale Beavers get off the water in less distance. OK maybe not but its definitly not displaying scale like flight. Beautiful scale rendition tho.
Aug 21, 2009, 10:38 PM
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Where was that pic taken ?

I flew in a Beaver around the Misty Fijords out of Ketchican !
Aug 21, 2009, 11:46 PM
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Look in my origional post for that link.

It has a little bit of the history of those particular Beaves.
Aug 22, 2009, 12:08 AM
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Wow I might have flown in one of those when I was in the CAP in Alaska. I remember the tail number ended in G, but so do they all...

The wheeled plane was photographed in Anchorage, (recognize the mountains) probably at Merrill (MRI) field.

Last edited by mcm1303; Aug 22, 2009 at 12:16 AM.
Aug 22, 2009, 12:42 AM
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I'm wondering if those are DeHavilland L-20's per CAP designation or if they are DHC-2"s as per Hobby Lobby's designation. Something is amiss...
Aug 22, 2009, 01:46 AM
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the two beavers on floats are in the harbor at cordova ak where i live

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