Wing Span: 126 “
Wing Area: 1814 sq. in.
Weight: 25 lbs/w Floats 35 lbs.
Engine 6.2cc / 75cc
Fuselage length: 79.8 in.
The De Havilland Canada aircraft company developed the DHC-2 Beaver to fill the need of pilots after WWII. It’s primary design requirements were to offer a single engine, high-wing propeller driven plane with more power and STOL (short take-off and landing) characteristics than what was currently available in the industry. Sales were slow until the aircraft began to show it’s value in these key categories. Very quickly, the Beaver proved to be the best “Bush” aircraft available. It easily adapted to snow skis and floats making it the best all around Bush plane. Alaska and Canada have many areas that are isolated during winter and was much faster than the dog sleds for supplying these remote settlements.
Through the years, the Beaver gained reputation as a very versatile and reliable plane and has served in more than 38 countries around the globe.