Digital Full-Size Plans Scale 5/32=1 foot DE 5 EVARTS CLASS DESTROYER ESCORT suitable for Power Electric Radio Control
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Buy as a USB stick which can hold up to eight plans for multiple purchases.
USB, in PDF, JPEG, and TIFF formats are shipped by first class airmail.
You may have the plans printed at a print shop or tile printed on your home printer.
Reproduced Vintage Plans From 1959
DE 5 EVARTS CLASS
Digital Full Size Plan prints on two 56” x 24” Sheets
DigitalTen page article Building Notes, Photos
Digitalfiles are PDF, USB Card includes TIFF and JPEG
USB Card includes several articles on building model boats files are PDF and JPEG
Printing………..MAY BE DONE AT A COPY HOUSE
…………………………ALSO INCLUDED INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRINTING AT HOME
Scale 5/32=1 foot
Beam 5 5/8"
You will have to update electric motors and radio control
By S. Calhoun Smith
Our model, scaled at 5/32" to the foot, is 45" long with a beam of 5 5/8". She was developed from 1/16"- scale drawings produced by E. H. Wiswesser, Mt. Penn., Pa. Numerous photos and the Revell "Buckley" aided in providing. additional detail. Scale fans should have a ball building the many small details that add up to a pretty imposing model when finished.
The model has no lack of performance either! The two big Pittman motors drive DES at a good clip one motor would be adequate if you did not wish the expense of two motors and batteries.
Our original model had simple rudder only R/C installation however, there is ample room for more RjC equipment. We do not advise the addition of too much more weight since the model rides at the correct water line level as is. You might use smaller motors and one battery and add the difference in battery weight in R/C equipment. Like any long slender hulled model the DE has a fairly large turn radius and heels over realistically in a turn. It will not spin on a dime like most short stumpy models.
The Evarts class length was 289' 5", beam 35' and draft 10'. Displacement was 1360 tons loaded. Power was diesel electric, 6000 hp; speed 20 knots. Armament comprised three 3" 50 cal. guns, one 40mm quad or twin, nine 20 mm A.A. guns and depth charges. Crew numbered 200 men. The little DE is now just a part of naval history since six United Kingdom ships were lost and the rest were scrapped after World War II. Two ships were given to China in 1945.