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Old 05-19-2016, 10:00 AM   #121
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Wow!!! Outstanding!! Best get some oil running down and dripping off the belly to make it look non factory new! =)
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Old 10-14-2016, 01:46 PM   #122
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looking great. some nice tips on the scale parts.
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Old 04-04-2017, 02:52 PM   #123
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Re: Detailing a DeHavilland Beaver

I had a disappointing year in 2016 - had trouble getting the Beaver in the air.

The problem was basically a power to weight issue. My plan was to have the engine fully cowled, for a fully scale look. At the time I started the project I had limited choices, so I knew that the power level would be marginal.

So there were two issues:
1 - the model came out on the heavy side, and
2 - the engine produced about 20% less power in the plane than on the test stand. My fault for specifying muffler baffles that were too restrictive.

I did get it into the air one time, but after about a 400 foot takeoff run. A number of other attempts ended up in the long grass with minor damage to the model. At least I know it flies!

The model is now repaired and I am fitting a new engine. There are now a number of new choices available that give me some options. The new Saito radial was just a bit too big, and a Laser V-300 twin could not be obtained, so I have ended up with a RCGF 40cc twin. One of the new ones with the small spark plugs and a reduced size just fits nicely.

I am now in the process of fitting the engine.

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Old 04-04-2017, 03:33 PM   #124
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I am sure you won't like what I say but a 33 lb airplane with 40 cc engine ain't going to fly and if it does just barely.

This is my Hosteler Plans Beaver 35 lbs with a DA100 and the engine fit into the cowl perfectly. I went with the most engine as I knew the airplane would be heavy with the floats and retractable gear, next choice of engine would have been a DA85.

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Re: Detailing a DeHavilland Beaver

Good looking Beaver Mike.

How does it work on grass?

I shared your concern that my overweight Beaver might not fly, but I did get one flight in with the 120 2 stroke, and it seemed to fly well once it got up there. Fingers crossed.

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I am sure you won't like what I say but a 33 lb airplane with 40 cc engine ain't going to fly and if it does just barely.

This is my Hosteler Plans Beaver 35 lbs with a DA100 and the engine fit into the cowl perfectly. I went with the most engine as I knew the airplane would be heavy with the floats and retractable gear, next choice of engine would have been a DA85.

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Good looking Beaver Mike.

How does it work on grass?

I shared your concern that my overweight Beaver might not fly, but I did get one flight in with the 120 2 stroke, and it seemed to fly well once it got up there. Fingers crossed.

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I am sure you won't like what I say but a 33 lb airplane with 40 cc engine ain't going to fly and if it does just barely.

This is my Hosteler Plans Beaver 35 lbs with a DA100 and the engine fit into the cowl perfectly. I went with the most engine as I knew the airplane would be heavy with the floats and retractable gear, next choice of engine would have been a DA85.

good luck
Its a Beaver Mike.. Not an Extra.. Its got lift!!

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