It has been claimed that de Havilland's DH89 Rapide/Dominie is the most efficient biplane ever built. That may or may not be true, but there is no challenging its graceful lines and storied history.
Ivan's DH89 captures the spirit of de Havilland's Rapide in a lightweight, practical model suitable for every day flying.
These are original, hand drawn plans that have not been upgraded. While the quality may not be as refined as Ivan's later plans, there is more than adequate detail for experienced builders.
Plan ID: FA124
Designer: Pettigrew, Ivan
Span: 76 in
Wing Area: 1100 sq in
Weight: 113 oz with wheels, 125 oz on floats
Length: 56 in
Note, Ivan's Rapide is shown here alongside his DH88 Comet racer
Additional information on Ivan's Rapide and his other designs may be found at Ivan's Plans