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|After we’d decided that the DHC-2 Beaver would be
our first aluminum
aircraft and after we’d settled on the size of the model (1:2.5 scale),
started the process of gathering all available information: factory
drawings, books, photographs and whatever else we could get our hands on.
also had the opportunity to extensively photograph and to take measurements
of a Beaver that was once used by the U.S. Air Force to patrol the border
between East and West Berlin during the Cold War. This aircraft is now owned
by Deutsches Technik Museum in Berlin and currently stored at our factory
Armed with all this information and the exact measurements of the original
airplane, we completed a detailed 3-view drawing of the Beaver, which we
subsequently turned into a three-dimensional computer model, utilizing
CAD Program. Slowly, but surely, the more than 2,000 (!) parts such as
formers, ribs, cowlings and door panels started to take shape in the