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Scale 20cc DHC-2 "Beaver" Kit Build from Moustache Model Works

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by AKNick, Mar 27, 2020.

   
  1. AKNick

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    20cc DHC-2 Beaver Kit Build Thread
    From Moustache Model Works
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    Product Page
    https://www.moustachemodelworks.com/product-page/dhc-2-beaver
    Manual
    https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5eb2ce_118ff506185f459dbfc9072dfadbbed0.pdf?index=true

    Plane Specs
    Wingspan: 91.4"
    Length: 57.6"
    Height: 16"
    Weight: 12-13lb
    Wing Area: 904 in-sq
    Airfoil: NACA 4415
    Scale: 1/6.3

    Equipment Requirements
    20cc Gas or Power 60/400kv 6S 5000 Talon 90 ESC
    2x Standard Servos 75 oz/in Min
    4-5 Mini Servos 60 oz/in Min (Standard servos may also be used)

    About the Manufacturer
    Designed and produced by a former lead at Horizon Hobby product development, who also worked at Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, and lives in the USA. David started this business as a GoFundMe to get momentum, and currently has a few of these models already flying. The first Kits (Mfgr'd in China) were delivered to customers late 2019.

    About the Model
    Modern 3D CAD Designed with 100% scale outline from the real deal. Laser Cut interlocking tab and slot parts in which minimize the need to build over the plans! Two piece wing plugs in over a carbon tube. Fiberglass cowl, wingtips and landing gear fairings. Vacuum molded windows, seats, oil cooler, intake (two options lower/upper induction), and tail fairings.
    Features removable windscreen for access, fowler flaps, full hardware kit, plus MANY customizable features! Floats are still being designed from the mfgr at this time.
    Estimated 100-150 hours to complete.

    For me... this may take a while, this thread is intended for everyone building this kit, I am going to start a build thread at RCG as well to help MMW get some much needed publicity for designing a wonderful model! There is a FB group on this build as well!
     
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    Here is a taste of what’s inside the box. Lots of balsa, ply, vacuum formed parts coming out my ears, fiberglass parts, quality hardware pack, paper manual, full plans.... oh my!
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  3. Snoopy1

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    I have been waiting for this. Let’s get going,
     
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    I’m trying. Gotta wait for baby nap time. David included a mug for those who were in the startup program. Punched a lot of parts out with a baby in my lap until I got puked on about three times... that slows production ha ha ha!!!!
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    Everything is cut very well and labeled great!
     
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    Very nice.
     
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    OH MAN!! That is one beautiful kit!

    Anxious to watch you build, but also not. I have too many projects already, and I’m drooling over this one.
    Especially when one of my very good friends has a full scale version...
     

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    I spent five years of my life working on the full scale version (three of them!). I’ve replaced skins, jugs.... engines! This is what I’m going to base it off of. I loved cranking those R985s up, low low idle. Nothing better!lots of good memories working on them with some amazing people.

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    Decided to work on the horizontal stab. Pretty strait forward. Glued the frame without plans or pins. A tiny drop of thin CA to tack them in place once aligned then hit it with medium CA once satisfied with the trueness of everything.
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    Well That escalated quickly!!!

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  10. Snoopy1

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    Looking good, the balsa looks good to. The leading edge with squares makes for a nice alignment.
    Are you working or are you also quarantined at home.
     
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