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Howard DGA-5 Ike ( 63 in. / 160 cm )

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Howard DGA-5 Ike

Yannick Bellens's Howard DGA-5 Ike

The DGA-5 Ike was one in a series of air racers designed by Benny Howard and campaigned in the 1930s. The "Ike" is a low wing monoplane with wire-braced wings and flew quite well in the 1934 contest season, sponsored by Chevrolet as the "Miss Chevrolet".

This plan set is a beautiful CAD product of Yannick Bellens, France, for an electric powered "Ike", 63" span and 15 lbs (estimated) flying weight, a project for advanced builders/flyers with experience in large electric propulsion systems. A separate file is available that depicts important building details, such as the fuselage formers, that would be needed for a successful build. Prospective builders should be forewarned that the CAD renderings are sized for metric thickness wood materials (1 mm, 2 mm, 3 mm, etc.) and adjustments will be required to handle non-metric wood thicknesses.

Video shows landing of slightly larger scale model

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Details: Full Details
ID: 83881
File Size: 925.6 KB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Pylon-Racer
Motor: Electric-Powered
Motor Size:2200-To-3200-Watt 
Wingspan: 63 in. / 160 cm
Publisher: Yannick Bellens
Designer: Yannick Bellens
Date: 4/2015
Weight Class:More-Than-4000g (141oz)
Listing Editor: aeroastro
Added: 22/05/2015 22:41
Updated: 06/12/15 06:23:33pm
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Fascinated with model aviation since a youngster, my modeling experience includes control-line, indoor modeling, competition free flight, r/c competition thermal sailplanes, r/c electric powered models, and more recently, Giant Scale r/c models. After gaining an MIT Aeronautical/Astronautical degree, I served 29 years in the USAF in the space and missile fields, serving as Program Manager for two major space programs. Presently retired and residing in Southern California, enjoying its year-around excellent

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Plan ID:83881
Keywords:Howard DGA-5 Ike scale racer electric propulsion Yannick Bellens
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Pylon-Racer
Wingspan: 63 in. / 160 cm
Wingspan Class:125cm-To-160cm (50in-To-63in)
Wing Position:Low-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Rect
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Taildragger
Motor Type:Electric-Powered
Motor Size:2200-To-3200-Watt 
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight Class:More-Than-4000g (141oz)
Construction Skills:Advanced
Pilot Skills:Advanced
Publisher:Yannick Bellens
Designer:Yannick Bellens
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