Hobby People DHC-2 Beaver .46 in for review

Dec 06, 2011 4 Comments by

VQ Models has just released their DHC-2 Beaver in British Military colors.  I will be reviewing the .46 version from Hobby People.  Here are some details:


• Wingspan: 63.7in ( 1620 mm)

• Length: 43.9 in ( 1115 mm );

• Engine: 46 two stroke, 52. 4-stroke;

• Motor: 4120/05 and 5 cells 5000mah pack

• Radio: 5 channel 6 servos (add one more channel and one more servo if you want the pilot door to open by servo);

• For water flying use floats set : VQA060FL2 (Item No 159870)

This is a scale version with several details including a remote control door.  The big DHC-2 Beaver is a world-wide workhorse that can haul a ton of equipment or people.  First flown in 1947 and produced until 1967 a total of 1657 Beavers were completed.  With the typical 450HP nine-cylinder radial engine the Beaver has a useful load of 2100 pounds.

I have had the pleasure of flying in one of these and I can say it was impressive.  My trip into the backwoods of Canada was in a Turbo Otter, but my trip out was in a Beaver.  This is one noisy airplane and without ear protection you would soon lose all hearing.  On floats the Beaver can get into small lakes with little trouble.  The cockpit is utilitarian and one can even fly the Beaver while adding oil inside the cockpit.

Stay in touch as I build the Beaver DHC-2

David Vaught, Featured News, Hobby People

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A frequent contributor to Model Airplane News and Electric Flight, Dr. Dave is a true RC enthusiast with over 40 years of flying experiences as well as a private pilot license. He flies and writes about everything from ornithopters to giant-scale aircraft, building and flying an average of 20 planes a year.

4 Responses to “Hobby People DHC-2 Beaver .46 in for review”

  1. Mike says:

    What’s the word on this one? Flown it yet?

  2. Karl Jarema says:

    Building this DHC-2 Beaver now. When will the review be posted? I am willing to compare notes.

  3. aamadvertisers says:

    POsted and ready to read.

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