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Electric Beaver (Laser Cut)|
We are pleased to introduce a redesign of the de Havilland Beaver
remote control electric kit. This kit now comes with LASER
CUT PARTS and fully illustrated step-by-step instructions
with over 25 color photos. This model is a floater designed for
the builder who loves easy construction and relaxing flying. This
big 57" wingspan plane with 468 square inches is easy to transport
with the removable wing. The covered plane weighs in at 25 ounces
before adding the tires, radio gear, batteries and motor. Modelers
have modified this classic plane in the past with skis and floats
for added fun or switched it over to gas. A simple 3 channel model
to build and fly with rudder, elevator and throttle controls. Designed
by Steve Gray for the 05 Cobalt motor. 1/10 scale.
This R/C electric kit includes a full-size rolled
plan, complete step-by-step color instruction booklet, laser cut
balsa and plywood parts, weighed and color coded strip balsa, basswood, control
horns, hinges, screws, preformed landing gear wire, and clear plastic.
You will need an electric motor, radio control, cells, wheels, propeller,
push rods, and covering material.
ERC-01 Electric Beaver(LASER
Class: Stand-off scale
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Easy
Click here for the full step by step color instruction
photo of your model!
Built by Gene Turk, this Beaver is powered by a 600 brushed motor
with a gear box.
Click here to read Gene's
electric r/c building notes.
For Gene Turk's glow power building notes click here.
my Beaver, covered using MonoKote white and blue, with a dark
blue pinstripe. I had it flying for two years now
using a Magnetic Mayhem truck motor, geared 2.5:1, turning
an APC-E 14x10 Prop on 10x1950 NiMh cells. This provided
a great amount of thrust as I tow a 8 foot long banner at
our club fun flies with it. I mounted a servo release
on the bottom of the plane so I can release the banner prior
to landing. The above setup was only about 280 Watts,
and flew the plane extremely well. Just this weekend I updated
the model with a new brushless Outrunner from E-Flite. It is
a Power 25 and will swing a 12 x 6 prop
on a 3S lipo. I'll have to test props to find the right combination
for towing the banner, but it sounds like this setup will be
extremely powerful for my needs. Here's a few photos of my
setup. I'd love to build another one in the near future with
ailerons and flaps." - Robert Schaffer
"I built the EasyBuilt Beaver laser cut kit a couple of years ago and have enjoyed flying with wheels, but since we head up every summer for a week at a lake with the extended family (Sparrow Lake just north of Orillia, Ontario, Canada), I decided to get in touch with Ralph Smith and he supplied a set of beautifully made 27" floats. I built some struts (aluminum airfoil tubing reinforced with internal goldenrod and epoxy) that fit the existing landing gear, and attached a simple pull-pull water rudder to the rudder servo. They look and perform beautifully - lots of fun flying off the lake and easy takeoff and landing (only a couple of nose-overs so far, with no un-repairable damage). Brilliant silhouette especially early morning and late evening - you'd think it was full scale! I might retrofit ailerons which would help especially on takeoff (since it tends to pivot slightly towards the float with the rudder)." - Patrick Surry
Read Patrick's building notes.
"Hi Dave and Ann, It has taken me quite a while but here it is. It will need to be trimmed out before itís first flight by an expert I know. I have added a pair of ailerons with a small servo for each 1 in the wing. The undercarriage fairings are of 1.5mm ply, not balsa. Tail wheel connected to rudder. My greatest problem has been fixing the right amount of wing wash to each wing tip i.e. trailing edge wing tip being twisted upwards. It seems to have taken me a while to get the technique and geometry right. Power supply is one 4 cell lipo battery. Motor is a Scorpion 780 watt, 45 amp variety. Being somewhat inexperienced as a pilot I taxied it around the field today and I think I have sufficient power up front. Will be waiting for a fine Sunday to have it flown. I have enjoyed building it, slowly and would do so again. Found the instructions informative and easy to follow." - Jim Bourke
"Attached are the pictures of my Beaver completed. Note the NC Tarheels theme! I modified the front windshield to make it more to scale but otherwise stuck to the plan with a few reinforcements and esthetic changes such as the engine appearance. It weighs 40 ounces ready to fly. This is my first build in over 25 years and I thoroughly enjoyed it! When you get some more kits in I want to build another with flaps and floats." - Dr. Bob Eldridge
Read Bill Park's notes on building the Beaver.
"Greetings Dave and Ann,
Have been working on the Beaver model and decided I wanted a
removable nose to be able to get at the motor electric or glo.
The model has a natural taper to the nose and the side of this ice
cream bucket with it's natural taper will just slide right on. It's
about 1/32 thick and it's weight is next to nothing, before I started
to trim it was 34g. Once it slides on it will go nowhere due to the
taper. Various ways to put on the nose block maybe just a couple of
tiny screws or bolts through the block into the fake motor C1. Have
gone thru five kinds of glue so far that will not stick the block to
that plastic. To strengthen the distance between C1 and C2 would be
up to the individual. For anyone with plans for a Glo, the top or side
could be slotted and it will still just slide off." - Robert Middleton
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.