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details
12-02-2007, 12:21 AM
Hi guys and gals!:)

Is anybody still flying a Kavan DH-2??? I have just found and ordered one and am going to start putting it together as soon as things calm down.

I really like taking WWI ARFs and detailing them out. I like to use as much of the orginal ARF as possible and try to see how realistic and scale I can make it and still fly it! The search for good info and finding pictures of the real thing is half the fun. But any help I can get that way would be much appreciated.:)

So if you have any info about one that you have now or even built some time ago, lets hear about it! OK?:D

Thanks,
Dave

WWI Ace
12-02-2007, 07:34 PM
I had a Kavan Fokker triplane. Flew very well once I junked the brushed motor and gearbox and put in a brushless outrunner. Steve

details
12-02-2007, 10:51 PM
I had a Kavan Fokker triplane. Flew very well once I junked the brushed motor and gearbox and put in a brushless outrunner. Steve
Steve,

Thanks for the reply.

Yea, I know that I will toss the existing motor, but I think it will be a neat way to get such an obscure (to many) but romance type airplane.:)

Was the Dr.1 very heavey? What were it's flying qualities like? How did the landing gear hold up?

Thanks again,
Dave

WWI Ace
12-03-2007, 12:23 AM
It was light and flew very well for a 3 channel. The landing gear struts were fine but you sharpened them and pushed them into foam. After a while they were pushing in too far and I had to reinforce the foam with some thin balsa. Hope it helps!! Steve

Lancer31
12-10-2007, 02:24 PM
Hi guys and gals!:)

Is anybody still flying a Kavan DH-2??? I have just found and ordered one and am going to start putting it together as soon as things calm down.

I really like taking WWI ARFs and detailing them out. I like to use as much of the orginal ARF as possible and try to see how realistic and scale I can make it and still fly it! The search for good info and finding pictures of the real thing is half the fun. But any help I can get that way would be much appreciated.:)

So if you have any info about one that you have now or even built some time ago, lets hear about it! OK?:D

Thanks,
Dave

I finished building one recently, but made the mistake of fixing the dummy Gnome rotary, from Dare, to the bell of the outrunner, instead of having it float on its own ball-bearing, on the motor shaft, (which would provide the simulated engine rotation, without robbing so much torque from the motor, that the plane wouldn't take off)! I have not gotten around to the retro-fit, yet. Will report back, when accomplished.

details
12-10-2007, 08:22 PM
I finished building one recently, but made the mistake of fixing the dummy Gnome rotary, from Dare, to the bell of the outrunner, instead of having it float on its own ball-bearing, on the motor shaft, (which would provide the simulated engine rotation, without robbing so much torque from the motor, that the plane wouldn't take off)! I have not gotten around to the retro-fit, yet. Will report back, when accomplished.
Roger,

Yes, I saw your DH-2 with "rotary engine" posted on another thread a few weeks ago. I was wondering if you ever did any more with it. I bet that the aerodynamic drag from trying to push all those cylinders through the air is taking up a lot of energy too.

I still haven't gotten my hands on a DH-2 yet! I had one ordered from Sig Mfg. but after a little over a month, they said they couldn't get them any more!

There is a hobby shop in Canada that was supposed to send me one, but I haven't seen anything yet. I'll let you know if/when it gets here.

Dave

u507
12-12-2007, 04:08 AM
did you already try this site?

http://www.quicktechhobby.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=QTH&Product_Code=KAV6528

details
12-12-2007, 06:54 AM
did you already try this site?

http://www.quicktechhobby.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=QTH&Product_Code=KAV6528
u507,

Thanks for the link, but yes I did. As a matter of fact I ordered from them on Nov. 29th, but have not gotten a confirmation or anything. I e-mailed them about 5 days ago to tell them that if they don't have the DH-2 in stock to not charge me. It took 3 tries to find an address to e-mail them at. I have not gotten any response back from that either. They do not have a phone number. I will let you know as soon as I hear back from them.

Thanks aagain,
Dave

watt_the?!
12-12-2007, 07:30 AM
great stuff..i was tempted by those kavan planes a couple of weeks back when i bought the Sig Antionette kit..

spudandcat
12-21-2007, 10:31 PM
just noticed on the sig site no more kavan dh2 , damit why didnt i get one while they were there? anyone know of another elec dh2 i can get , otherwise ill have to tryand scratch build one and that wont be pretty hehe spud

WWI Ace
12-21-2007, 11:32 PM
If you don't mind building a kit try www.manzanolaser.com (http://www.manzanolaser.com) or www.aerodromerc.com (http://www.aerodromerc.com) for a DH2. These are both laser cut kit makers. Steve

spudandcat
12-22-2007, 12:45 AM
Hey thanks ww1 ace! ;) i actually enjoy building to so thats great ta spud

spudandcat
12-26-2007, 09:49 AM
http://www.turnkeyrc.com/ these guys have some nice stuff !! currently deciding on a dh2 a be2c or a kavan trimotor done up in vh-usu colors or a kavan sopwith tripe , damn to much choice!!:roll: seeyas spud

degreen60
12-26-2007, 07:03 PM
just noticed on the sig site no more kavan dh2 , damit why didnt i get one while they were there? anyone know of another elec dh2 i can get , otherwise ill have to tryand scratch build one and that wont be pretty hehe spud

How about building a Caudron G3. It has open frame like the DH2. I have a printed file of it. You can enlarge the printed file to the size you want, cut it out of foam, and fold to full fuselage model. Glue the printed paper on the foam and you don't have to paint it except if printed with inkjet you will need to coat with clear to make it water proof.

spudandcat
12-26-2007, 11:30 PM
that sounds good degreen ill have a look at that , where can i find the file to print ? and what else is out there ? thats sounds like a good construction method for little electric kites :) thanks spud

degreen60
12-27-2007, 12:26 AM
that sounds good degreen ill have a look at that , where can i find the file to print ? and what else is out there ? thats sounds like a good construction method for little electric kites :) thanks spud

Do a search on free printed model airplanes. There are all kinds of them for free and even more if you want to pay a little. I will look and see if I can find the URL for the G3.

degreen60
12-27-2007, 12:43 AM
Here is the URL for the G3.

http://jtdigest.narod.ru/dig3_01/museum.htm

degreen60
12-27-2007, 12:46 AM
Try this URL too. Some of the planes will give an err instead of going to a good site.

http://www.d1.dion.ne.jp/~hamanaga/ThumbLink/Thumb40.html#WWⅠ%20複葉機

degreen60
12-29-2007, 03:23 AM
You will find a DH2 here:

http://home.stny.rr.com/djackso1/papermodels.html