In Our In­box Hunt­ing a Drag­on­fly

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I re­mem­ber read­ing in a back is­sue about a beau­ti­ful DH.90 Drag­on­fly you had as a con­struc­tion ar­ti­cle, which I had men­tally placed on my “to build” list. Now that I have a few kit air­planes un­der my belt, I am ea­ger to build some­thing from a set of plans. But for the life of me, I can­not find the ar­ti­cle or where to go to or­der the plans. Your as­sis­tance would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated. —Richard Wil­liams, via email Yes, we do have a set of plans for the DH.90 Drag­on­fly, and you can find the plans at Ai­rage­­on­fly.html. This at­trac­tive twin en­gine de Hav­il­land bi­plane was de­signed by Ivan Pet­ti­grew. With a wing­span of 74 inches (top wing), the Drag­on­fly is pow­ered by two E-flite Park 450 brush­less mo­tors and uses two 30A speed con­trols. Con­struc­tion is con­ven­tional and uses a stickand-for­mer de­sign to give the plane its dis­tinc­tive shape. Al­though it has an ex­otic shape with ta­pered wing pan­els, the Drag­on­fly has a pi­lot-friendly wing load­ing. I hope you de­cide to build Ivan’s de­sign. If you do, please send in some pho­tos so that we can share them with our read­ers.— GY

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