The DH Beaver is without doubt one of the most widely know STOL "bush planes" and has become an aviation classic, good looking, powerful, tough and very capable, the Beaver was ideally suited to operating in the most hostile of conditions. As it could also be fitted with floats or skis, the Beaver became a hugely popular workhorse with both Civilian and Military Operators, despite a slow start, the Beaver became a huge sales success and ranks as one of Canada's most successful exports.
This Beaver is modeled in the "Kenmore Air" scheme and has a superb, high detail scale finish. The airframe is nicely constructed and the covering expertly applied. This model features printed rivets and panel lines on the covering providing an ultra-realistic finish. This gives you a truly fantastic looking scale model that any pilot would be proud to own. With a 1620mm wingspan, the Beaver is a great size and has tons of presence both on the ground and in the air.This model can be finished in both electric or glow configuration. The windshield doubles as a removable magnetic battery hatch allowing for easy access to the inside of the model - perfect for accessing your flight battery when used in an electric configuration.
The Beaver of course was famous for its superb STOL characteristics and this model is no exception. Landings are a breeze thanks to the large wing area and stable slow-flight characteristics. This fantastic looking DH Beaver is such a pleasure to fly and is very practical, the perfect every day model for even the most demanding RC scale pilots!
• High Level of Scale Detail
• Beautifully Printed Scale Rivets and Panel Lines
• Functional Cockpit Door
• Nicely Finished Glass Fiber Cowl
• Tough Under-Carriage and Steerable Tailwheel
Flying Weight: 2700~2800g
Includes: All Hardware and Instrucions
Your Own 5~6 Channel TX/RX
.46 Equivelent Brushless Outrunner Motor
60A ESC w/BEC4~5 x
Standard Size Servo
3300~4000mAh 4s Lipoly Battery
I've now completed the build & nothing has diminished my initial impressions. I ditched the supplied snakes & used heavy-duty semi-flexible plastic snakes, relocated the rudder servo behind the bulkhead, alongside the elevator servo, made proper axles & upgraded the wheels to 90mm for my club's grass runway. Didn't like the wing retaining method, so screwed 8mm/4mm threaded inserts into the wings in place of the supplied wooden dowels, to accept 4mm socket head screws. The holes for the wing struts are there, but only in the inner triangular fillets! Find them from the inside & drill through the fuselage from inside-out by hand with a 1.5mm drill. I tapped the shaft holes of four "prop savers" & epoxied them into wings & fuselage instead of using the supplied, tiny "linkage stoppers" for the wing strut mountings. Motor is Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 4240-620kv, ESC is Aerostar 70A, which is slim enough to fit in the space under the cockpit floor..... 5S 5000mAH LiPo - gives excellent C.O.G & an AUW of 3.4 KG. Bench testing, with MA 3 blade 12x6 & 50pcnt discharged 5S gives 650W -38A -9500RPM & 2KG of static thrust. Now can't wait to get it airborne!!Previous reviewer says "A reboxing of the VQ models kit" .... mine arrived in a VQ Models box with a VQ Models manual !..... I also bought the float set (also VQ made -PRODUCT ID: 341000007-0) - which if you look at the box illustrations for both products are THE floats made for this model! I've had mine for just 24hours & have so far only unpacked & given it a thorough pre-assembly inspection.... Initial impressions are excellent. Good build quality & smart, original, eye catching livery.... Just a shame that an ARF of this quality is let down by badly rusty steel control rods supplied with it..... There are 2 potential battery locations, either in the cockpit (where the fuel tank goes for GP) or under the cockpit floor in a brilliant battery compartment accessible simply by removing the cowl that's held in place with just magnets.... Unfortunately this snug battery cage is only just big enough for a 4S 4000mAH Lipo (50mm x 25mm x 150) - so this otherwise great battery space is pretty much lost to those of us intending to go 5S I'm sure that I shall shortly be buying another as a spare & then possibly a spare for the spare!!!Dec 2015. UK warehouse. Quick delivery, well boxed, no damage.
A well built and finished model, no snags or significant problems with electric conversion. Flying on a HK SK3 3548 840kv, 12x6 APC, 60amp esc and 3900 4s lipo. C of G as per manual spot on, flying weight 6lbs / 2.7 kg. Control throws as per manual. Flying off rough grass field no problem. Flew with just a couple of clicks of up trim. Stall slow, straight with no wing drop. Landings easy and controlled with the strong U/C easily able to cope. Suggest wider diameter tyres for rough field flying. A super value model.A reboxing of the VQ models kit. Great quality and goes together really easily.Excellent rapport qualit / prix. Trs complet, super-dtaill et de trs bonne qualit. L'avion semble trs grand pour ses 1600mm d'envergure. Je vous le recommande sans problme.
Exzellentes Preis / Leistungs-Verhltnis. Sehr komplett, vollstndig detailliert und sehr guter Qualitt. Das Flugzeug scheint sehr gro fr seine 1600mm Spannweite. Ich empfehle es ohne Problem.Just flown today flies very well for the price. Minor building niggles as per the threads let it down slightly i.e unable to find the fixings holes for the struts so had to make my own. Turnigy .46 motor with 60amp esc and 14 x 7 prop on 4cell 3300. Slow flying is excellent but not really aitobatic, ,fly it scale and it looks great lots of positive comments from other club members. In short a recommended addition to any fleet.A great docile flyer - almost suitable as a trainer. If you have been flying tricycle u/c you will already have the knack of getting this bird well up to speed before sticking in up elevator and eliminating risk of stall. Red cherry light appears to be some sort of LED of unknown voltage and capable of being hooked up to a flasher unit.
Tons of room inside cabin for RX battery, glow battery and on-board glow system, and will take a giant fuel tank if required. C of G about right with ASP61FS hard against firewall. The ASP exhaust will clear the cowl and fuselage resulting in virtually no oil on fuse, wing, and tail feathers. Keeps the right wheel well lubed though. Mix 30pcnt rudder with ailerons for scale level turns.
Cowl magnets will pop out with vibration so take the time to remove them and re-glue with industrial araldite. Fit a 2-way fuel point to save fiddling behind the cowl when refueling.
The wing strut anchorages on the fuse can be improved by fitting a steel tube the width of the fuse and aralditing the attachment fittings into the tube otherwise they will tear loose on a hard landing.
I love the space available - room for dual elevator servos.
I now have a second one with a pair of floats almost ready to go.SUPER aircraft. Installed a ASP .54 (a little over powered, but don't need to use full throttle).
Flies like on rails, lands as smooth as can be! Love Love it, also have big brother, the 1800mm model sold here. Wont trade either.
Ha problem with one of the fuselage wing strut fastener, keep ripping out. Got short dowel, enlarged the hole in fuselage so it fit tightly. Drilled whole on end of dowel and inserted a quicklink, type that uses push on plastic ring rather than nut and washer, epoxy quicklink to dowel, apply epoxy to hole in fuselage and tapped in quick link.
Second was plane ground looped on landing almost every landing. Just installed a thin plywood strip under trailing edge of landing gear, works fine. Love to fly, and landI have now fitted a 550 cc tank - the supplied one was a wee bit on the small side for use with the ASP 61 FS. Plenty of power and it flys beautifully throttled back. Well balanced with ASP 61 hard back against firewall. No vices at all. This gotta be my favorite plane.maiden twice.. such a beauty when taking off ground..landing so soft n magnificient..my spect;motor ntm 4238/750kv..60 esc/yep..servo corona ds339hvx4pcs..some modification on the servo compartment needed..prop 12x8e apc or 13x6e.battery 3000mah 5s//20c..I tried using 4cell but no much power..landing gear u/c very strong..next time I willing to tried fly on the water as sea plane..you won't regretted to own one for dis plane I assured you for those beginners// sayonara u guys..
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