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It's Joe Nall Time! Posted on 12 May 17:59

The annual Joe Nall Fly-In, the biggest and greatest model aircraft event in the world, is upon us! As always, Desert Aircraft will be there with a full display of our products. Stop by and see us at our display tent from Tuesday the 16th through Friday 19th. 

For those of you that can not attend, please keep in mind that our sales office will be minimally staffed this week. Thanks for your patience!!

Opportunity Knocks! Posted on 14 Apr 16:59

 Desert Aircraft has a full time job opportunity for an experienced CNC programmer/machine operator at our Tucson, AZ facility.  Tasks will include prototyping, short runs, and higher volume production.

  Must be able to set-up, run production, and be familiar with Mori CNC lathes. Haas CNC mill experience would be beneficial.

 Our shop equipment includes: Hass EC400 horizontal mills with pallet carousels, Hass VF vertical mills (4 and 5 axis), DMG-Mori NLX lathe, Haas TL25 lathe.

  Experience with Feature Cam is preferred.

  Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret blueprints and drawings. Need to be able to successfully demonstrate safe, efficient and correct operation of CNC equipment a machine tools. Team work and a positive attitude are an absolute must.

  All resumes and correspondence will only be accepted through email at:

Toledo 2017! Posted on 7 Mar 15:21

Desert Aircraft will be at the Toledo Weak Signals Trade Show April 7,8,9  2017. This will be our 22nd year displaying at the Show of Shows!  Please stop by and say Hi!   Booths J-304, 305, 306, and 307.

Gift Cards are now available Posted on 14 Dec 13:28

Gift Cards are now available on the website! They can be used on any item in the store and do not expire. Can be used on phone orders as well (as long as the full amount of the gift card balance is used)

Click on the products page to purchase.

Happy Thanksgiving From DA Posted on 22 Nov 14:18

DA will be closed on Nov. 24th & 25th

We here at Desert Aircraft would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.   Our office will be close this Thursday and Friday.  


Orders can still be placed on the Website at anytime but please note that the orders may not ship until Monday the 28th or Tuesday the 29th depending on how busy our shipping schedule is.


Please leave us an email with any questions you may have and we will respond to you as soon as we can on Monday.   Be safe and have a great Holiday!


Best Regards,

Desert Aircraft

Clearance Sale! Check out some killer prices on some cool items! Posted on 1 Jul 14:57

Click above for the link


Hey Everyone,


As most of you know we seldom do sales here at DA.  Here's your chance buy some stuff at great prices.


Check back on the clearance page often since we'll be adding more stuff soon!


Have a great Independence Day,

Desert Aircraft

Carbs have been added to the Website Posted on 10 Jun 13:25

Click on the image to go to the carb page
We've now add our carb, throttle arms, and choke arms to the website.
These are the same carbs that come stock on our engines,  They all have the update/modifications that we do to them.
The throttle/choke arms are sold separately.  
The DA 35 choke arm makes a good custom arm for most of our carbs if you need some extra adjustment.

We've added the Anodized carb plates to the website! Posted on 9 Jun 14:52

Click on the picture to go the the product page

So many people have asked us for these we have decided to add the to the website.   These are not an update item.  They are for use on 120's and 200" ONLY!


These plates do help with cowling airflow issues and have alleviated the need to run a tube into the fuse in most cases

Steve Malisweski Update Posted on 2 Jun 15:42

We are happy to report that Steve was able to visit the shop for the first time since suffering serious injuries 2 months ago while free-riding his dirt bike in Cainville, UT.

It has been a difficult and painful time. Due to the rough terrain, the ambulance couldn't make it to Steve's location so he was then airlifted to a trauma center in Provo, UT. He spent several weeks there while some extremely talented surgeons began the task of rebuilding his legs, ankles, and feet. The list of broken bones is too long to list.

After many surgeries, his body needed time to heal a bit before they could proceed with the next round of surgeries. Since a commercial flight was not possible, a private plane was arranged to fly him back to Tucson to recuperate a bit and be closer to his family before the next round of surgeries. He now has enough metal holding things together to build an engine!

While wheel chair bound for now, he hopes to be able to use crutches soon. He still has a long road of rehabilitation ahead of him but every day gets him closer to walking again and getting his life back on track.

The support for Steve from the Giant Scale modeling community has been huge and humbling! Steve, his family, and the entire Desert Aircraft crew thank you all!



DA's own Steve Malisewski needs our help Posted on 5 Apr 09:06

Hello DA fans,

     Today we'd like to ask for your support for one of our own. You may not know him personally, but if you've flown a Desert Aircraft single cylinder engine in the last 9 years, you're familiar with his work. Steve has built and tested all Desert Aircraft single cylinder engines in that time frame and is an important part of the DA team. He had a serious crash on his dirt bike this weekend and is facing a long recovery. Please consider making a donation to his cause if you are able to. Let's get him back on his feet. Heal fast Steve!


Please click on the the picture below of Steve for a link to a gofundme page.