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Beaver DHC2

A sheet of depron foam and some bits of balsa.
You shouldn't need much more than that to build this half scale model of the legendary Beaver DHC2.
A simple geared Speed 400 is enough to fly it. You can also decide to install a small brushless to have even better performances than with the Speed 400 motor.
It's an easy to build model and it has very good flight characteristics. That's a perfect plane for a beginner or for relaxed flight on a Sunday.

Fuselage assembly

Details

Note.
Some pictures were taken when building the 1st version of this plane. The new version has been improved and totally redrawn but the assembly principle remains the same.

Vue filaire du fuselage

To glue the parts together you can use either special foam CA glue (not the standard one or everything will melt) or standard wood glue. It works as well as the CA, but it takes longer to cure.
The battery case is accessible from the bottom of the plane. 8 KAN 950 cells will fit or even 8 R6 cells. If you plan to use other battery packs, you may have to modify it.

 

Assemblage du fuselageThe fuselage is a basic square box with rounded corners on the front.
(photo Beaver v1)
Trimming the window is not a good idea (this was the prototype). It makes everything more difficult and weakens the airframe.
On the other hand the rear window (the circular one) can be trimmed and left open. It will improve cooling of the inside.

Collage de l'avant

The tricky part comes when you want to glue the engine wall on the plane. Using a few clips and tape to hold everything in place, it is quite easy anyway.
(photo Beaver v1)

Collage du couple pare feudhc2_top_fuselage.jpg