1923 DH.53 Humming Bird (100)

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Originally built by de Havilland for the “Daily Mail” light aeroplane competition of 1923. The DH.53 Humming Bird was originally powered by a Douglas 750cc motorcycle engine. In 1924 the Royal Air Force commissioned eight of these gems for use as communications and training aircraft. Production models were powered by the 26 hp Blackburne Tomtit two-cyliner engine. The DH.53 was additionally tested as a “parasite aircraft” (launched from below an airship) before being retired to civil service in 1927.

Our 1923 DH.53 has been engineered to readily accept ParkZone and E-Flite Ultra Micro DSM2 electronics, includes a full hardware complement, Wheels, Windscreen, Flying Struts, and bonus profile pilot figure. Quick building interlocking laser cut construction increases build accuracy and reduces time spent on the building board. Perfectly suited for calm outdoor dawn/dusk patrol sorties and smaller indoor venues.

Made in Colorado, USA
Item Number: SAK-DHB100
Wing span 27 in. | Wing area 100 sq. in. | Flying Weight 2.3 oz. | 3-channel (RET)
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Add the propeller and spinner!

This E-Flite (EFL9051) propeller includes a rubber spinner and simply threads onto the output shaft of the PKZ3624 gearbox.

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Include the decals!

Add our premium custom cut vinyl graphics to trim out your DH.53 Humming Bird just like ours.

This product is cut to order, please allow 5-7 business days for production.

SKU: BDL-DHB100 Category: Tag:

Additional Details


Wing Span | 27 in
Overall Length | 17.5 in
Wing Area | 100 in2
Flying Weight | 2.3 oz
Wing Loading | 3.3 oz/ft2

Controls Required | 3 channel, R/E/T
Construction | Balsa / Ply
Category | Micro / Park Flyer


  • Step-by-step illustrated assembly manual
  • Full size detail drawings
  • Hand selected laser-cut AAA balsa and hardwood stock
  • Comprehensive hardware package | Scale motor details
  • Pre-cut Acetate Windscreen

Required Electronics

  • ParkZone® Brushed Motor | PKZ3624
  • ParkZone Electronics | PKZ3352 (servo/esc/receiver)
  • E-Flite® Propeller | EFL9051
  • Battery | LiPo 3.7V 130-160 mAh (25C)

ParkZone and E-Flite are registered trademarks of Horizon Hobby, LLC

Required finishing items

  • Covering film | 2 PatchPak™ AeroLITE™
  • CA Glue | Thin, Medium, and Thick Adhesives


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