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Kit D-12LC Etrich Taube is a 1/20 scale display model of the famous,
bird shaped aircraft from the early days of flight.
Designed by Austrian, Igo Etrich, the Taube was used by the Germans
in WWI for reconnaissance/training. Etrich's first Taube was built
in 1910. The Taube was a precursor of the nimble fighters of WWI.
This kit is a model of the most widely produced version, the 1913
two-seat military monoplane.
This display kit contains a full-size rolled plan, building
instructions, LASER CUT balsa parts, hand-picked
balsa strip wood, dowels, wire, LaserCal™
markings (precut from Easy Built Lite tissue using out laser), and Easy
Built Lite tissue in linen.
You will need a building board, hobby
knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
The builder determines the level of detail for this model and may
need to supply additional materials.
D-12LC Etrich Taube (LASER CUT)
Class: Scale Display Model, 1:20 scale
Building Skill: Experienced
Price: $ 27.95
Extra LaserCal™ markings - Markings cut from
black Easy Built Lite tissue with our laser. Price: $4.50
photo of your model!
Chuck Duncan's electric r/c Taube conversion started life with
a 4.5 ohm pager motor and 16/1 gearing of a 6/3 prop and 32 grams
all up weight. In January 2006 he made some changes ..."I
converted it to a 7mm pager motor and picked up about 30% more
power and only about 1 gram of weight (33 grams all up weight).
Flies for about 10 minutes on a single 170 mAh LiPo cell. So now
it flies like a bird. Flying site is the National Building Museum
in Washington DC." -Chuck Duncan
to see a video of Chuck Duncan's R/C conversion of the Taube in
Jerry Carmer's radio controlled electric Taube. Click herefor Jerry's notes and photos.
"Hello EasyBuilt. These are some pictures of my Taube. ... I have made some changes to the kit. Electric RC conversion with brushless and AR6400 Spektrum receiver. 10 minutes of realistic flight, so cool." - Michel Boudineau, Geneva, Switzerland
Click here to see a close-up of the inner workings of the Taube.
Click here to see the control surfaces on the tail.
Click here for Malcolm Campbell's construction notes.
Balsa Model Airplane Kit.