#726 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Building the DHC Beaver in-flight and motorized, based on the Airfix Vintage Classics kit A03017V.
Here’s a quick demo..
The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is a single-engined high-wing propeller-driven short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft developed and manufactured by de Havilland Canada. It has been primarily operated as a bush plane and has been used for a wide variety of utility roles, such as cargo and passenger hauling, aerial application (crop dusting and aerial topdressing), and civil aviation duties.
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver: Short documentary Don’t Delete History
De Havilland Canada’s DHC-2 Beaver
warplane DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver, JRV i PVO 1/72, Airfix, Full Video Build - MM Marko
A03017V - de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Al.1 Advanced Fixed Wing Flight, Army Air Corps, Army Aviation Centre Middle Wallop, Hampshire, England, 1971.
|Silver - Metallic||Humbrol 11|
|Trainer Yellow - Matt||Humbrol 24|
|Dark Earth - Matt||Humbrol 29|
|Black - Matt||Humbrol 33|
|Gunmetal - Metallic||Humbrol 53|
|Dark Green - Satin||Humbrol 163|
Scheme B (selected scheme)
A03017V - de Havilland Canada DHC-2/U-6A Beaver US Army, 1960s.
|Silver - Metallic||Humbrol 11||H8|
|prop hub and tips||Trainer Yellow - Matt||Humbrol 24||H34|
|engine cowling||Black - Matt||Humbrol 33||H12|
|engine, exhaust||Gunmetal - Metallic||Humbrol 53||H76|
|prop warning strips||Scarlet - Matt||Humbrol 60||H13|
|Matt Olive Drab - Matt||Humbrol 155||H304|
|interior||Light Aircraft Grey||Humbrol 166||H75|
Nothing amazing here - just a micro motor powered directly from a 3v CR2023 coin cell.
testing the micro-motor fixed in the engine
preparing +/- electrical conduits via the floats
cockpit is pretty basic but I don’t think will be very visible in the finished model
starting the convoluted process of closing the fuselage with wiring intact
black-basing may not have been the smartest choice, but it is the way I kicked-off
decals conformed to a very bumpy surface incredibly well
mounting and wiring
And the final result, mounted on the wall..
One of my most enjoyable “vintage classic” experiences. Get the motor running .. insert coin on the right:-)