DH.87B Hornet Moth (oz2438)


DH.87B Hornet Moth (oz2438) by OFW Fisher 1958 - plan thumbnail

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DH 87B Hornet Moth. Free flight scale rubber model.

Quote: "The Hornet Moth was fitted with the 130 hp DH Gipsy-Major power unit, and was capable of a maximum speed of 131 mph at ground level. The kit model has been prepared from drawings suplied by the de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd and other technical sources. The model has been fully flight tested and will perform satisfactorily either as a free flight or RTP machine. Commence by covering the plan with wax paper..."

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DH.87B Hornet Moth (oz2438) by OFW Fisher 1958 - model pic

  • (oz2438)
    DH.87B Hornet Moth
    by OFW Fisher
    from Performance Kits
    20in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Civil Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 15/02/2012
    Filesize: 454KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Mike Stuart
    Downloads: 3613

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RodMoore mailed in with some nice pics of his completed Hornet Moth model. Quote: "Attached are pictures of the Performance Kits Hornet Moth (2438) showing it fitted with the original prop and wheels and the more scale wheels and prop it flies with - this electric powered model now has full 4 channel r/c. It is built from an original kit; not as heretical as it may appear as the original owner had started the tailplane apparently cutting out the pieces with a blunt penknife. I have finished it as per a photo of a real aircraft I found on the net. (The tissue supplied in the kit is orange.) A note for anyone intending to build one: cut the printed rib trailing edges a bit longer and do not cut out the spar slot until it's checked against the plan."
SteveWMD - 03/12/2012
Well, I never - I have a very passing acquaintance with the full-sized 'G-ADKK'. When I worked at Lincs Aerial Spraying in the late '80s this aeroplane belonged to the boss, a Mr. Cliff Aniss. Cliff had been a Lancaster pilot during the war and I heard a story that he had baled out and that his parachute had either not opened, or had only partially opened during his descent and that that only the fortunate intervention of soft pine trees and deep snow had saved him. The G-ADKK was immaculate - the paintwork shone and the interior was trimmed in a crushed blue velvet material with a varnished wood instrument panel and door cappings - when you opened the door, you could smell varnish and avgas ! Happy days ("nostalgia isn't what it used to be" as they say ...)
MartinAppleby - 22/02/2017
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