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DHC-2 De Havilland

This was the First DHC-2 off the production line.

This was the First DHC-2 off the production line.

Based on feedback from pilots, De Havilland Canada decided the aircraft should have excellent "STOL" performance. It is considered by historians to be a Canadian icon, and the preferred aircraft of bush pilots. In excess of 1600 beavers were made from 1947-1967. Hundreds are still in operation worldwide.

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 6 passengers, 2,100 lb (953 kg) useful load
  • Length:  30 ft 3 in (9.22m)
  • Wingspan:  48 ft 0 in (14.63m
  • Height:  9 ft 0 in (2.74m)
  • Wing  area: 250 ft²
  • Empty  weight: 3,000lb (1,361 kg)
  • Gross  weight: 5,100lb (2,313 kg)
  • Powerplant:  1xPratt & Whitney R-985 Wasp Jr.  Radial Engine, 450hp (226 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 158 mph (255 km/h)
  • Cruise speed: 143 mph (230 km/h)
  • Range:  455 miles (752 km)
  • Service ceiling: 18,000 ft (5,486m)
  • Rate of climb: 1,020 ft/min (5.2 m/s)

The one and only (as far as I know) Beaver Weathervane available to you

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I chose Canada flag colours for #5 since the DHC-2 Beaver is recognized as one of Canada's greatest aviation/engineering achievements. You can paint your own to your favorite colour scheme. 38” wingspan, 25” length, 16 gauge sheet metal fuselage, wings, floats & float struts with solid steel pontoon tips & engine cowling for real engine weight imitation to achieve proper CG. (center of gravity).

Built in the heart of FLY-IN FISHING & HUNTING Northwestern Ontario. Comes to you primer grey with duo sealed bearing swivel directional stand and paper templates to help you create your own paint scheme. 1947.16 CAD


This is my #1, the prototype. It's still up and working since 2013 when the owner of a fleet asked me to make him one and voila! Since then I keep getting requests for one so I've decided to spend some time making more to see if you may want one also. Since #1 there have been a few alterations for improvement, which you can see in the photo gallery! 



Propeller Hub Options


Tapered and Original

Mount Options


Pole and Roof Mount

Propeller Options


2 or 3 blades - Red, Yellow or White tips; please contact me of your choice.

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1,947.16 CAD is the introductory commemorative price. A deposit of 400.00 CAD will be necessary to secure your order of which 350 CAD will be returned to you should you cancel.

Wheeler Welding is a one man operation in the south central part of Northwestern Ontario. Item numbers are limited each year due to a limited production season of June 15 to Sept 15. So please keep in mind orders are completed on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Item weight 8kg. Approximate shipping weight is 30kg including packaging.

Your deposit will be deducted from the total price which will include shipping and taxes. The provincial government of Ontario has a harmonized sales tax which was introduced July 1, 2010. The HST rate is 13% of which 5% represents the federal part and 8% the provincial part.

To make your $400 CAD deposit please use the PayPal link below. Please note that if you cancel your order after submitting payment a $50 admin fee will be subtracted upon return.

Shipping fees will be determined at a later date according to your preferred logistics.