Length: 35.5" (90.2.5cm)
Wing Span: 40.17” (102cm)
Wing Area: ~252 sq.in. (16.25 dm²)
Weight: ~34 oz. (0.99kg)
Wing Loading: ~19.5 oz/sq.ft. (.051 kg/m2)
Recommended: Turnigy Park 480, 1320Kv or similar with a 9x6 prop. 3S 2100mAh LiPo
The Howard DGA-3 "Pete", a.k.a. "Damned Good Airplane - 3"was the third aircraft built by Ben Howard, and the first in a series of racing aircraft. The DGA-3 was started as a side project based on getting the best performing aircraft using an Wright Gipsy engine Howard had available. The aircraft went from the drawing board to completion in eight months. In the 1930 National Air Races, Howard flew five firsts and two third place finishes with a top speed of 163mph. Howard also took third place at the 1930 Thompson Trophy race, racing against high powered aircraft like the 300hp Laird LC-DW Solution and the 400hp Travel Air "Mystery Ship".
This 1/6 scale Howard DGA-3 "Pete" is a sport scale plane designed to be as much fun to build as it is to fly. Construction is a breeze with Park Scale Models trademark 'Plans-Free' laser-cut interlocking construction, allowing you to be off the building board and in the air in less time than you've ever imagined!
With it's classic Golden Age racer lines and excellent performance and handling, the Howard DGA-3 "Pete" really stands out on the ground and in the air. With it's 40.17" span, 252 sq.in of wing area and streamlined shape, the "Pete" easily handles a moderate breeze without complaining. With it's large control surfaces, the "Pete" can be a smooth cruiser, a pylon racer or a nimble aerobat. With it's distinct looks and excellent performance, the Howard DGA-3 "Pete" is sure to become your next 'go- to' flyer!
Attention: Plans are NOT included in the kit. Please be sure to download the Assembly Manual