The DHC-1 Chipmunk is the first indigenous design from deHavilland Canada. It is an all-metal, low wing, single engine aircraft with a fixed landing gear and fabric-covered control surfaces. The wing is also fabric-covered aft of the spar. The DHC-1’s used in Canada has an awful looking bubble-canopy that I will NOT be modelling. The aircraft was a huge success, with 1000’s being built. More than 500 are still flying today.
Crew: 2, student & instructor
Length: 25 ft 5 in (7.75 m)
Wingspan: 34 ft 4 in (10.47 m)
Height: 7 ft in (2.1 m)
Empty weight: 1,517 lb (646 kg)
Loaded weight: 2,014 lb (953 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 2,200 lb (998 kg)
Cruise speed: 90 kn
Range: 225 NM (445 km)
Service ceiling: 15,800 ft (5200 m)
Rate of climb: 900 ft/min (274 m/min)
Powerplant: 1 × de Havilland Gipsy Major 1C, 145 hp (108 kW)
Just came across this by searching for a Chipmunk Plan via Google. My winter Project will be an electric powered Chipmunk DHC1 with a wingspann of arount 1600mm.
The plan You developed looks very sophisticatet to me and seems most promising.
Is there any chance of purchasing a copy in DWG, or DXF Format, so that i would be able to scale /print it in a suitable size for my Project?
Kind Regards from Hamburg,
Is it possible for me to get a high resolution scan of the old, yellowed Chipmunk 3-view drawings? I would like to build a giant scale RC Chipmunk.
Did you get your plan from a set of blueprints?