The DC-3 has a round fuselage, yet with its large diameter, and Top Flite's smart engineering, assembly goes smoothly. There's almost no time consuming carving or shaping, and the interlocking frame builds flat on the plans.
The right engine gets 4Â° of right thrust and the left engine gets 3Â° of left thrust. If an engine goes out in flight, no matter which one, this offset helps you maintain control over the model, allowing precious seconds to react.
The cockpit of the DC-3 is made of precision-formed ABS plastic. For quick access to the hidden on-board radio switches, charge jack, and battery, all you have to do is remove this one piece.
Using included parts and plans, experienced builders can reproduce the complex angles of the full-size DC-3's rudder hinge line. It's one of several options to maximize scale accuracy.
Scale retractable landing gear are also available as an accessory to the Douglas DC-3
When the Douglas DC-3 debuted in 1935, it marked a milestone in commercial aviation. Suddenly, flying was popular andpractical. Production ended just eleven years later, but the DC-3 lives on in this expertly engineered kit. If you've never built scale or flown a twin, it's a great introduction!
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