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De Havilland DHC-4 Caribou

Release planned for mid winter 2015

 

 

Short Kit Includes:

Plan Sets; color & b/w, Construction Set, Assembly Process, Builder’s Material List and Laser cut wood parts,

 

Intended Options:

Laser cut special hardware,

Set of retractable main & nose wheel w/ steering.

Composite Set of cowl & nacelles,

 

Construction Notes

The construction is done by jigs for about 80-90% of the major components. There is no need to build over plans or pin things to work boards or benches, good flat building surface is all you need. Any construction that requires special consideration is covered in the “Assembly Process” and details are shown in the “Plan Set” drawings.

 

General Information

Aircraft Designation:                           DHC-4 Caribou

Project Scale                                      1:10

Wing Span                                          114.700"

Fuselage length                                    87.100"         

Flaps [only]                                          40°

Flaps + ailerons                                  60°

Horizontal Stabilizer                            +0/-4°

Elevators                                             +20/-10°

Ailerons                                               +21/-16°

Rudder                                                ±20°

 

Fuselage

Fuselage in one piece w/ stabilizers attached

Wing separates at fuselage centerline

Keel & Backbone ~ 1/4" Birch ply & Liteply

Formers ~ 1#8" & 1/4" Birch ply & Liteply

Stringers ~ 3/8" sq balsa

Sheeting ~ 1/8" balsa w/ glass & epoxy resin

 

Wing

Wing separate at fuselage centerline

Ribs ~ 1/8" & 1/4" Balsa, Birch ply & Liteply

LE ~ 1/4" & 1/8" Birch ply

TE ~ 1/16" Birch ply

Spars ~ "I" beam 1/8" & 1/4" Birch ply &Liteply w/ CF tubes

Joiner Method ~ 3/4" CF tubes w/ phenolic sleeves

Sheeting ~ 1/8" balsa w/ glass & epoxy resin

 

Horizontal & Vertical Stabilizers, Elevators & Rudder

Fixed to the fuselage

Ribs ~ 1/8" & 1/4" Birch Ply, Liteply & Balsa

LE ~ 1/8" Birch ply

TE ~ 1/16" Birch ply

H Stabilizer Spars ~ 1/16" & 1/8" Birch ply w/ 3/6" OD CF Rod

V Stabilizer Spars ~ 1/16" Birch ply & CF tubing & shapes

Sheeting ~ 1/16" balsa w/ glass & epoxy resin

H Stabilizer controlled by a mix of flap position @ +0°/-4°

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