Howard DGA-5 "Ike"
40" Scale Electric Parkflyer



As featured in Flying Models Magazine March 2012

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40"
34"
22-25 oz.(with battery)
250 sq.in.
13-15 oz/sq.ft.
balsa/ply
150W 1300kv outrunner
8x6E
3S1P 2500mAh Lipoly
4 channels: R/E/A/T

The Howard DGA-5 Ike is a quick-building scale parkflyer
Just like the original, this one loves to carve a smooth line up and down your local race course (or football field).
Designed to be light yet strong, it is a very docile model that can be flown by anyone with tail-dragger experience.

  Fully illustrated CAD drawn plans are available from Flying Models Magazine. Click here

  The model has been designed to take advantage of self-aligning laser-cut slot/tab construction.
The plans show all parts in full scale so the true scratch-builder can cut his own parts if desired.


 

Short kit available from Manzano Laser Works

Includes laser-cut balsa and ply components
(Builder supplies his own sheet, sticks, wire, and hardware.)


Don't want to carve your cowl?
Click here to order a vacuum formed cowling.

$10
mailed to ConUS or Canada

Full size markings template


  Use your inkjet printer to produce your own 1/6 scale markings.
File includes simulated cowling louvers and enough lettering and number designs to let you replicate any of the various marking versions the Ike appeared in.


Download and print the pdf file

 

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See the prototype buzzing up and down the ballpark.

Not in a frame? Click here to go to the main web site.