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Sorry Sold! s/n 1286


1958 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver

Specifications of this DHC-2

US Registration:

• N930AJ •

Registered in Amarillo/Texas on a private company.
Custom cleared in Switzerland (Swiss duty and VAT paid)

General Characteristics

• Crew: one pilot
• Capacity: 7 passengers
• Length: 9.22 m (30 ft 3 in)
• Wingspan: 14.63 m (48 ft 0 in)
• Height: 2.74 m on wheels, 4.45m on amphibious floats
• Wing area: 23.2 m² (250 ft²)
• Empty: 1518 kg (3’348 lb) land version
• Empty: 1846 kg (4071 lbs) amphibious version
• Loaded: max. 2435 kg (5,370 lbs)
• Useful load: 917 kg (2,022 lbs)
• Powerplant: 1 Pratt & Whitney R-985 AN-1
Wasp Juniior radial engine, 452 hp (335 kW)


• Max. speed: 255 km/h (158 mph)
• Cruise speed: 185 km/h (95-105mph)
• Consumption: 20 US gallons per hour
• Range: 6 hours - 1100 km (595 miles)
• Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4200 m)


• Floats: Amphibious floats
made by WIPAIRE MINNESOTA/USA, Type: 6100, built 1996
• Wheels: Standard de Havilland wheels with oversized tyres
and Cleveland wheels and brakes
• Skis: Available are de Havilland skis, long version (additional price)
• Propeller: 3 blade Hartzell
• Yoke: Dual
• Interior: Leather, grey - sides Aviation wood
• Specials: Glider release - only on wheel version
• Pulselight 1210/2405-2A - both wings
• Rear bubble windows
• Music input (CD player or IPod)
• Long range radio on request with antenna
• Winter Alaska dacron cover for complete aircraft
• Long range cabin fuel tank = range up to 11 hours


Fully IFR/VFR instruments KING incl. Sat Nav Garmin AERA 500
Dual King KX155 Nav/Com/GS Intl
KI209 Indicator
KMA24 Audio/MB panel
King NK64 DME
Becker Transponder Mode S
King KE127 Encoder
Collins PN101 HSI

Collins 331-3G Indicator
Collins 328A-3G Slaving Acc, 332E-4 Direc Gyro
Collins 323A-2G flux Detector
King KN72 VOR/LOC Converter
S-Tec ST50 Auto Pilot
King KR86 ADF
RNav King KS80
Navi Garmin 95
Navi Garmin Aera 500
Installation by Kenmore Air Seattle. Maintained by Classic Aircraft Hilzingen/Germany.

Airplane details

N930A J
• year built: 1958, completely restored 1990 and 1999
• since 1990 always hangared in Switzerland and/or Germany
• hours: aircraft/engine since total overhaul by Kenmore: approx. 792 h
• total time since manufacturing: 7,192 h
• Propeller since overhaul: approx. 792 h

This aircraft is in perfect, imaculate condtion. Always hangared since complete rebuilding
by the Beaver experts, Kenmore Air Harbor, Seattle. The plane was only for private use and
never used as a public transporter. Probably this Beaver is one of the ten best Beavers
worldwide which is now for sale due to another, new aircraft restoring project.
The price is in US funds and includes all accessories with installed amphibium float kit,
original wheel kit and skis (skis at extra price) for winter use in the wilderness of the North.

Sorry Sold - January 2014

All photos: Neil Aird © July 2011


Additional de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver information.


The de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver is one of the most famous bush
planes in the world. After World War II, de Havilland Canada was looking
to produce a plane suited to operations in the rugged Canadian north.
After extensive consultation with pilots, they began production of the
Beaver - a reliable, single-engine monoplane that could be easily fitted
with wheels, skis, or floats.


First flight of the Beaver was August 16, 1947, with the first aircraft being
delivered in April of 1948. The plane was an immediate success within the
Canadian aviation community, and when production finally ceased in 1967,
1,657 DHC-2 Beavers had been built. The Beaver has become a symbol
of the Canadian north, and has since found use as a bush plane all over
the world; the international ICAO designation for flight plans is DHC2.

Still in the air

Despite the fact that production ceased nearly forty years ago, hundreds
of Beavers are still flying - many of them heavily modified to adapt to
changes in technology and needs. Kenmore Air of Kenmore, Washington
zero-hours Beaver and Otter airframes and owns dozens of supplemental
type certificates (STCs) for aircraft modifications. These modifications are
so well-known and desirable in the aviation community that the rebuilt
Beavers are often called "Kenmore Beavers" or listed as having "Kenmore
mods" installed. A 1950's Beaver that originally sold for under US $50,000
can now be seen for sale at prices reaching US $500,000 to $600,000.

Although there have been rumours of Canadian companies manufacturing new Beavers, it remains an out-of-production aircraft.