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Nov 18, 2015, 12:25 AM
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MR Aerodesign DHC-2 Beaver Engine???


I think this fits in the "Giant Scale" section...

Well I did something crazy the other day. I bought a DHC-2 Beaver kit from MR Aerodesign. I got the whole kit with the floats and regular gear as well as the instrument panel.

It's a little crazy when I think about how long it will be before I get to building it! I have a lot to learn and a lot to practice before I will consider myself skilled enough to tackle such a beast of a project!

Anyway, I have one main question. It's the thing I think about the most when I think about building this plane! The engine! What to use for an engine?!

I would like to use a radial engine, but it appears that the cowl mounting configuration would require some modifications.

Does anyone have any experience with this plane? Anyone ever put a radial engine in one? I've looked around but I haven't been able to find any info from anyone who has used an actual radial engine in this plane.

Maybe I'm thinking too far ahead!

I was thinking though, that perhaps like I did with the kit, I should buy an engine sooner rather than later that way when I get around to building the plane, I will have the engine to work around when it comes to the nose section.

Any radial engine info in general would be great!
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Nov 18, 2015, 06:52 PM
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I can't help with the engine choice but I can say this plane is also on my wish list. Everything I read about it said its a winner. Best of luck on your build.

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Nov 18, 2015, 07:07 PM
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I can't help with the engine choice but I can say this plane is also on my wish list. Everything I read about it said its a winner. Best of luck on your build.

Jim
It is a very nice kit! There are so many parts! It's quite daunting really!

But I have heard nothing but good things about the kits! Everything seems to be very nice quality!

I'm sure you would be happy with one if you got one!


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