deHavilland Otter kit?

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deHavilland Otter kit?

#1 Post by Krazer12 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:59 am

Is there a home build kit for the de Havilland DHC-3 Otter? Are there any other planes with similar fuselage dimensions that can be home build kits?
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#2 Post by piperdriver » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:22 pm

No and no.
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#3 Post by PilotDAR » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:46 pm

No and no.
Ah, come 'on.... It'd be fun to watch someone remove from their basement, and trailer to the airport!

Another reason for why not would be:

[Amateur built aircraft]
(Ref. AMA 549.103/2).

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(b) Aeroplanes:

(1) The maximum permissible take-off mass M shall not exceed 1,800 Kg (weight W=3,968 lb).

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#4 Post by citabriaguy » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:38 pm

No twin only.

Btw do you have the 2 or 3 car garage?
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#5 Post by 7ECA » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:43 pm

Should we give him Viking's number? I mean, I'm sure they'd get a kick out of restarting the Otter production line for a one-off. :D
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Re: deHavilland Otter kit?

#6 Post by Krazer12 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:54 pm

citabriaguy wrote:No twin only.

Btw do you have the 2 or 3 car garage?
I have a massive barn.
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#7 Post by longjon » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:11 am

you could buy and build a small homebuilt (google is your friend) to get you feet wet so to speak then look for or design one to suit your purposes. join the local homebuilders club and get started.
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#8 Post by PilotDAR » Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:27 am

then look for or design one to suit your purposes.
Well, except for if the purpose is to carry "Otter" sized payload, the CARs will not allow you to build an aircraft anywhere large enough.
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#9 Post by Heliian » Sun Jul 02, 2017 2:52 pm

How about an airship? Powered balloon or hybrid blimp, dirigible, whatever you call it.
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#10 Post by RebelCFTQC » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:00 am

Krazer12 wrote:Is there a home build kit for the de Havilland DHC-3 Otter? Are there any other planes with similar fuselage dimensions that can be home build kits?
I think the closest you will get in a homebuilt is a Murphy Moose 3500lbs gross.
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Re: deHavilland Otter kit?

#11 Post by NunavutPA-12 » Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:46 am

Krazer12 wrote:Is there a home build kit for the de Havilland DHC-3 Otter? Are there any other planes with similar fuselage dimensions that can be home build kits?
There are cheaper ways to get your ATV to camp.

On the other hand, if you have five years and a few hundred thousand bucks just lying around ....
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