DGA-18, according to aviation historian and author Joseph Juptner, "was
a low-winged cantilever monoplane with open cockpits for 2 in tandem. As
a dual-purpose trainer for the expanded CPTP program, it offered
strength and utility to handle the various phases, and it was offered
with a choice of 3 different engines. [125 horsepower Warner 'Scarab,'
145 horsepower Warner 'Super Scarab,' or the 160 horsepower Kinner R5]"