De Havilland Moth model

NSouthwellBR160903-02.jpg

Title

De Havilland Moth model

Description

A photograph of a model made by Brian with details on its construction.

Date

1936-08

Language

Type

Format

Two newspaper cuttings

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Contributor

Identifier

NSouthwellBR160903-02

Transcription

MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS [symbol] AUGUST 1–9–3–6

[Picture]
Pict. No. 12. This remarkable model D.H. Moth is like the big ship in every detail even to the type of material used. Made by Brian Southwell

Australia
A picture of one of the finest jobs that we have received from Australia has been sent to us by Brian R. Southwell of 67 Fitzroy Street, Burwood, New South Wales, Australia. The plane was made from the De Havilland Company's drawings. It is picture No. 12. It took eighteen months to build in his spare time. It is built to a 1/6 actual size and the wing span is five feet. As on the original model, the wings are folded. Other details include: differential ailerons, dual control, metal tube shock absorbing undercarriage, elevator and rudder bias gear, spring tail skid, etc. In fact, it is an exact miniature airplane, the materials used being the same as on the real ship. We wish to say that this is one of the finest jobs that we have ever seen. The photograph was taken by a photographer of the No. 3 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force and it is through his courtesy that we are able to print it. We believe that Mr. Southwell will be pleased to hear from American model builders.

Citation

Model Airplane News, “De Havilland Moth model,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/24433.

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