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Simple Beaver

#1
So I’ve been wanting to build a Simple Cub, but have always loved the DHC-2 Beaver since I grew up in Alaska. It wasn’t too much of a challenge to shoehorn the Beaver onto the Cub, but I had to make it just a tiny bigger than I’d like at 41.5” wingspan. I will try to build it over the weekend and see if the CAD lines up with reality. Not sure if this qualifies as a scratch design, but it’s a start!
 

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#4
I’m thinking about two aluminum cans joined together to make a round cowl like a real beaver. Anybody ever seen this done? Otherwise I might need to use the Commuter nose instead of the Cub nose to make it look right. The tail is also pretty crazy with the fuselage protruding past the elevator. It would also look a lot more scale with a narrower wing chord, but I guess that’s the challenge, right?
 

CrazyFastFlying

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#5
I’m thinking about two aluminum cans joined together to make a round cowl like a real beaver. Anybody ever seen this done? Otherwise I might need to use the Commuter nose instead of the Cub nose to make it look right. The tail is also pretty crazy with the fuselage protruding past the elevator. It would also look a lot more scale with a narrower wing chord, but I guess that’s the challenge, right?
You could 3d print a cowl.