While it is a low-wing monoplane of largely conventional design with fixed tricycle undercarriage, the DA-2 is given a distinctive appearance by its slab-like fuselage construction and its V-tail. The pilot and a single passenger sit side-by-side. Construction of the aircraft is sheet aluminum throughout, with the sole compound curves formed a fiberglass cowling and fairings. \u00a0 \nA major design consideration was ease of assembly for a first time home aircraft builder. Examples of this include: few curved components, a V-tail is one less control surface to build, and each wing is made from two sheets of aluminum with no trimming involved. \u00a0 \nPlans have been intermittently available over the years. They are as of August 2019, available from D2 Aircraft. \u00a0 \nFor an interesting illustrated blog on the rebuilding of the DA-2 in the last image below, click here.