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de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter


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I have built my take on a turbo-prop aircraft called the DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400. It is a 19 passenger short take-off and landing aircraft. It is Canadian but is now know as the Viking Air DHC-6 Twin Otter as is went out of production in 1988 but Viking Air brought back the twin otter and it is now still in production for the 400 series. It has a fixed 3 wheel undercarriage, twin turboprop engines and a high rate of climb. This makes it a great commuter aircraft and medical evacuation aircraft. It was designed from the DHC-3 Otter. Twin Otters can be made with floats, skis or tricycle undercarriage. They are very good at landing in places of rough terrain because of their STOL (short take-off and landing) abilities. There are 14 different types of Twin Otter all with slightly different abilities and 16 airlines have Twin Otters. 

I'm very interested in aircraft of any shape and size but particularly commercial and passenger aircraft. I was trying to find a quite common small passenger aircraft and I found the Twin Otter. I don't have many Lego pieces but I tried my best and I think I got the aircraft right. 

This will make a great Lego set as it is very realistic and it is very playable and interactive. It is very realistic as I have got all the tiny elements as well as the main elements included in my model, such as the opening door, the retractable flaps and the throttle on the roof. It will also encourage builders to build their own aircraft models as well!


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