Giant model of the famous
BY KLAUS RONGE PHOTOS BY PETER HALL
RADIO: 10C transmitter; Futaba R617FS receiver (futaba
rc.com); six FMS 17g metal digital servos (installed)
MOTOR: Brushless 4258-KV550 w/ 70A ESC (installed)
BATTERY: Force RC 5000mAh 6-cell LiPo
PROPELLER: 15x9 (included)
; Wide flight envelope
; Rapid field setup with wing connector
; Scale LED navigation and landing lights
; Large size has nice presence in the air
MODEL: Beaver 2000mm PNP
MANUFACTURER: FMS ( fmsmodel.com)
DISTRIBUTOR: Force RC ( forcerc.com)
TYPE: Civilian scale
WINGSPAN: 79 in.
WING AREA: 828 sq. in.
LENGTH: 51 in.
WEIGHT: 8 lb. 14 oz.
WING LOADING: 24.361 oz./sq. ft.
RADIO REQ’D: 5-channel (minimum)
PRICE: $330; floats, $90
Popularity seems to be growing in bush planes as well as in
large foam aircraft. The folks at FMS and Force RC have capitalized
on this trend by introducing their largest prop plane: the 2m
(78-inch) wingspan Beaver. The full-scale de Havilland Canada
DHC-2 Beaver is powered by a 9-cylinder Pratt & Whitney radial
engine, with the primary mission to fly cargo and passengers
to remote areas by land or sea. Favored by diehard bush pilots,
the DHC-2 is renowned for getting into and out of the most
inhospitable terrain on earth.