The prototype of the DFS-Kranich was designed at
DFS by Hans Jacobs in 1935 and was built in the autumn of that year. It
was an enlarged and improved version of Hans Jacobs‘ record breaking
single seat Rhönsperber of 1935. In many respects the two were similar
in shape and detailed design.
In this model, lots of care has been
taken to be as accurate, so the wing are built up and tells by them
self. The root ribs are cut out and let you see the inside of the wing
structure as on the original. A beauty.
The wings can easily be retrofitted with
airbrakes. The box to receive the airbrakes is prebuilt, so
only gluing the airbrakes in is required.
The servo tray will receive the four
standard servos: rudder, elevator, tow release. The elevator can
optionally be actuated by means of two servos.
This Kranich is not only a 1:5
scale reproduction but it fly like the original, a really puppy. The
permitted an open bay all wood construction, giving this
airplane a great all around characteristics with a
gentle flying pace. This airplane will do well on a flat field
or on the slope.
The Kranich was produced from 1935 until the late 1950‘s. Many
hundreds of Kranich's were built in Germany before the War, in Germany,
Sweden, Spain and Czechoslovakia during the War, and in Poland,
Yugoslavia and Spain after the War.
During its long service life, this first mass-produced high-performance
two-seater broke almost every record, though at first world records were
not easy to set because of the tremendous Soviet two-seater distance
records being flown. (407km in 1937 and 619km in 1938) Also, after 1937,
the German frontiers were mostly closed because of the political
situation. Nevertheless, Kranich achieved some outstanding records in
Germany before the War.
- Fiberglas fuselage with installed wing
- Cockpit frame, sidewise articulated, and
- Classic built-up wings, finished sanded
and covered with Oratex
- Elevator and rudder built-up as well and
- Instructions, wheel, decals, and complete
Thanks to the fine workmanship and finishing, it
only needs to have the servos of your choice installed to fly it.
3.6 m, RTF kit, price:
729.00, on sale 689.00 U$