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FF-47 Howard DGA-9 - FAC Dime Scale
Kit FF-47 Howard DGA-9 is a 1/30 scale, flying model that uses the
Box and Former method of construction.
This kit was designed prior to 1942 and qualifies for FAC Dime
Scale and Society of
Antique Modelers (SAM) competitions. Also qualifies for Flying
Aces Club Dime Scale competitions.
Self-taught aircraft designer
and builder, Benny Howard built the D-G-A (Damned Good Airplane)
racing airplanes from 1924-43. His planes set records for speed,
smallest aircraft and inverted flying. The DGA-9 was produced
This free flight rubber powered kit contains a
full-size rolled plan, building and flying instructions, hand-picked
printed balsa and balsa stripwood, rubber motor, E-B propeller, EBM thrust bearing,
clear plastic for the windshield, wheels, landing gear wire,
and Easy Built Lite tissue in orange. You will
need a building board, hobby
knife, fine sandpaper, and glue.
FF-47 Howard DGA-9
Class: Scale flyer
Building Skill / Flying Skill: Easy / Easy
photo of your model!
"I enjoyed building the Howard DGA kit I purchased recently. A photo of
the finished model is attached. Since it's October and the tissue is
orange, I decorated the rudder on both sides like a Jack O'Lantern. I
hope to take it outside this weekend for some flying. Thanks for the
kit. I look forward to building another soon!" - Bill Winegardner
Read Malcolm Campbell's construction notes.
Read Rick Foch's building notes
Balsa Model Airplane Kit, Balsa flies better.