Maker and Role
The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited, Manufacturer
Fox Moth airplane, partial replica, DH83. Early 1930s Bi-plane with replica wings. Colours: red, black, orange, silver and white. Centrally positioned cockpit with a forward cabin for up to 4 passengers. There is a double hammock seat facing forward and a single seat facing toward the rear of the aircraft. There is a single De Havilland Gypsy Major engine in front of the cabin. The wings and tail unit are covered with fabric. The wings have double metal struts and cross wires. The rudder is operated by wires. The wires run from the outside of the rudder to mid-fuselage where they connect to the cockpit controls. The cabin has entry doors on both sides of the aircraft. The wishbone undercarriage is fixed by 10 struts. The wings are of wooden construction with tubular bracing. The attachments from the wing to the fuselage are metal. The fuel tank is positioned over the cabin area and between the upper wings. Seating capacity is the pilot and a maximum of 4 passengers. Former registration number ZK-APT, but painted as ZK-AEK with the additional markings of : Royal Mail, Air Travel New Zealand Ltd. Hokitika Franz Josef & Fox Glaciers Service. The engine is mounted in the nose of the aircraft. The engine make is D H Gipsy Major, rating 130 HP.
The de Havilland Aircraft Company Limited. Post 1945. Aircraft [DeHavilland DH83C Fox Moth (Replica)], 2004.297. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).