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Feb 05, 2002, 02:19 AM
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Dhc-2 Beaver

I converted the dumas DHC-2 kit to electric and am quite pleased with the results! The only real mods were to make the wing removable, extend the landing gear for prop clearance, and to enlarge the wing and vertical fin size by aprox 18%.
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Feb 05, 2002, 02:29 AM
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Beautiful job on the Beaver. What did you cover it with? What motor are you using? It really looks fantastic.
Feb 05, 2002, 07:33 AM
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Fantastic job!Specs? Where are the floats?
Feb 05, 2002, 07:52 AM
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Beauty, hey.

Welcome to the E Zone!

Feb 05, 2002, 08:33 AM
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Very Nice

Looks like a real work of art. You must be a master builder.
Very nice indeed.
Feb 05, 2002, 11:26 AM
Moths do not fly inverted
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That is one nice looking plane. Lets hear more details, and I have to ask as well...where are the floats

Feb 05, 2002, 12:09 PM
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Now that you've got a beaver in Harbour Air colours, your gonn have to put floats on it (that's the only way they come up here). Looks beautiful, you've sparked my interest (note to self....)
Feb 05, 2002, 12:29 PM
..teach monkeys to fly..
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One of my top 3 favourite civil aircraft

My first flight: KLM Super Constellation, S. Africa>Amsterdam, 1958

1st flight in Canada: TCA Vanguard, Saint John>Halifax, 1962

1st flight in light a/c: NSPC Beaver, Fall River> Weymouth, 1963

A beautiful job, Ulrich. Please share the power and radio setup with us.

Feb 06, 2002, 11:28 PM
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DHC-2 specs

Thanks for the pos response! The dumas kits are really very good so it makes building these models quite easy.

here are the specs, no science here just a good guess.
2 HS 50 servos
JR 610M rx
EPU 6 motor with 5.9/1 ratio
8/4.7 prop
7 cell 270 mah nimh
covering lite span
all up weight 205g/7.2oz
wing area 140 in aprox
rog no problem with aprox 10 min flight time
Feb 27, 2002, 02:17 AM
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Does it fly slow and dirty as a beaver should, or a little quicker?
Feb 27, 2002, 06:47 PM
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Beaver floats

Thanks for helping me decide. I put floats on a Pico-Tiger Moth. It does fly but lacks much. I was going to try to up the power with the help of the discussion group but your super job on the Dumas Beaver conversion convinced me to try it instead.
I've only hand launched 'cuz it's been too cold to try to chase if ROW is not good -- or worse -- bringing it back is not good.
Floats will handle about 20 oz. with 1/4" of freeboard. They are 14" long -- 2 1/4" wide and 2"high. Made from scraps of blu foam picked from a construction site. They weigh in at about 1.4 oz.
Not very scale like with the wire struts but they help on the landing in grass. A little breeze keeps the Moth from "roaring" in onthe floats. Very touchy in pitch control -- but not surprising -- Iguess. Thanks for posting your craftsmanship and putting me on what should be a better path for ROW.

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