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  • flyernzl
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Feb 2007
    • 795

    DH83C Fox Moth ZK-APT - brought home to Marlborough for good

    "A historic 1940s aircraft has been returned to its birthplace - and its owners wish that she never leave Marlborough again.

    The Fox Moth's history involves an accident, dramatic rescue and 35-year restoration."

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-...lFeYGRlWdoNhOc

    ZK-APT DH83C c/n FM48
    Registered 19Nov1947 Marlborough AC, Blenheim

    The original fuselage of this Fox went to MoTAT and is displayed as ZK-AEK.

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  • avion ancien
    Long ago and far away ...
    • Aug 2007
    • 5308

    #2
    A historic 1940s aircraft has been returned to its birthplace
    At the risk of being pedantic, is not Toronto, rather than Marlborough, 'its birthplace'?

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    • flyernzl
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Feb 2007
      • 795

      #3
      Well yes AA, but the media release is somewhat economical with the truth at various points during the dissertation. There were actually other unmentioned operators of this aircraft (following the aero club) from the mid-1950s on.

      One could argue that the 'birthplace' could well be the DHNZ factory at Rongotai (Wellington) or, given the current composition of the airframe, much more recently Auckland.

      However, it is nice to see a badly needed feel-good media release about GA and older aircraft in this day and age.

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      • ErrolC
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Dec 2011
        • 761

        #4
        It's snug but nice inside :-)
        Ardmore13B_6470fl by Errol Cavit, on Flickr

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        • Dave Hadfield
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Mar 2013
          • 102

          #5
          The best article on NZ Fox Moths is here, I think. http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageNe...iwi-Moths.aspx

          I'll be flying AEK next week, as I have been since I helped import it into Canada for Mike Potter in 2007. It's at Grand Valley North, and I'll be ferrying it to the owner, near Ottawa, Ontario. C-FYPM now.

          I'll also be doing the first-flight of the Fox Moth built by the Canadian Bushplane Museum, http://www.bushplane.com/bushplanes/bushplanes-foxmoth/ later this month.




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          • Dave Hadfield
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Mar 2013
            • 102

            #6

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            • Oxcart
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Nov 2007
              • 2090

              #7
              I went up in one from West Malling once. It seemed to take most of Kent to take off!
              Give a man a fish and eat for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he'll eat for a lifetime. Give a man religion and he'll die praying for a fish!

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              • TEXANTOMCAT
                Rank 5 Registered User
                • Mar 2004
                • 4658

                #8
                I was lucky enough to have a trip in 'CEJ - I loved the gosport tube to speak to the pilot and the small circular window so you could see him - also the fact that the fuselage tapers in to the cowling which with the windows in the doors gives a surprisingly good view forward! Wonderful stuff especially as AVI models have (at last!) released a decent 1/72 model of one

                TT
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                • Lingo Dog
                  Rank 3 Registered User
                  • Oct 2018
                  • 111

                  #9
                  I think it is perfectly lovely but my wife likes to travel with her back to the engine!

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