Full size Printed Plans Scale 1:6 Control line DSA (Darn Small Airplane) DSA will stunt as good as many models
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Reproduced Vintage Plan From 1961
DSA (Darn Small Airplane)
Full size printed plan on a 40” x 36” sheet
Four page article with building notes and photos
By Tom Henebry
The 2” to the foot scale model described in this article inherits all the get-up and go of the prototype. With the symmetrical airfoil and a hot .29 the DSA will stunt as good as many models designed for aerobatics alone. For the scale builder who wants to load up on detail the flat bottom scale airfoil and reference to Jim Triggs scale drawings in the March 1960 American Modeler should produce a contest winner.
The model was built from plans for the real airplane and differs only slightly from the original Miniplane (N90P). Since all the airplanes of this type are homebuilt, each one reflects changes desired by the individual "manufacturers." Because each one is different the only real yardstick of scale can be the original designer's drawings.
One of the best of the newer homebuilt biplanes is the late Frank Smith'" Miniplane.' Called the DSA (Darn Small Airplane) it is by no means a midget in performance. Stressed for 9-1/2 G's the stubby 17 footer will out climb and out stunt most contemporary designs.