Douglas DC-3

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Celebrating the Golden Era of Aviation

When the Douglas DC-3 debuted in 1935, it marked a milestone in commercial aviation. Suddenly, flying was popular and practical. 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!

  • Handles like an advanced sport plane, with large aileron, rudder and elevator surfaces for easier piloting.
  • Each engine functions independently-and is aligned to help keep the model controllable if one engine quits.
  • Easy-to-install, precision-formed ABS parts add such scale details as cockpit top, tail cone, engine nacelles and wing fairings.
  • Detailed manual explains how to install optional, customized semi-scale retracts (TOPQ8276).
  • Can be built with split flaps and scale rudder for added authenticity.
  • Includes extra decal markings for military C-47 version.
  • IMAA-legal 82.5" span.

[ Check out reviews by R/C Scale International & R/C Modeler Magazine and R/C Report's Design Article ]

Douglas DC-3 Fuselage
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.
  Douglas DC-3 Cockpit
The cockpit top 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.
Douglas DC-3 Rudder
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.
  Douglas DC-3 Engines
The right engine gets 4° of right thrust...the left engine, 3° of left thrust. If an engine goes out in flight–no matter which one–this offset helps you maintain control over the model.


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