The Moth no. 177

1939 Tiger Moth for sale . Well equipped with many extras, 250hrs on Vintech 1H engine. Complete with many spares, propeller, magnetos etc etc. Sensible price for the right next custodian. Bob Willies. Tel. +44 (0)7785 253389. (GB.) E-mail:

Wanted. To complete Tiger Moth wing reconstruction I am in need of four off 2BA tie rods (52 inches in length) for the inner bays of the lower wings. Offers please to Tom Kinnaird, GB. E-mail:

For sale. Rotax 12v electric starter with release note. £1,500. Two fully overhauled magnetos (new parts from Skytrade) £1,250 each. Box of new magneto spares from Skytrade (points, backplates, springs etc) £300. Chipmunk exhaust, new in box. £750. Tel. +44 (0)7900 244442. (GB.) E-mail:

Wanted for operational Tiger Moth : 2 x tachometers, 2 x sensitive altimeters, 1 x oil pressure gauge. Please reply to John Baxter, Sheffield , GB. E-mail:

For sale. Fairey Reed propeller DRW A104942/X2/2 Gipsy Major 1, D. 7.25, bore 67mm, P. 3.58. No paperwork or known history. Propeller appears to be standard, original, no dings, no corrosion. £1,250 plus VAT if applicable. Skysport Engineering Ltd., Rotary Farm, Thorncote Green, Sandy , Bedfordshire SG19 1PU, GB. Tel.+44 (0)1767 627375 or +44 (0)7866 031149. (GB.) E-mail:

Wanted. Walter Minor 4-III engines or parts, even time expired. Contact Wolf Letsch. E-mail:

Tiger Moth parts for sale. Ideal for rebuild project. Includes 100s of new bits/bolts (some c/s flat and dome head), port elevator and wheel ‘ready to roll', new door catches, new manufacture engine bearers, windscreen glass etc. Majority of items originally supplied by Skytrade/LAS. Ring Nigel for details. Tel. +44 (0)7850 383688. (GB.) E-mail:

For sale. RAF cloth helmet, green, size 3, complete with the facemask hook plates on either side. £15. Contact Ron Gammons , Baldock, Hertfordshire, GB. E-mail:

For sale . New Gipsy Major shielded ignition harness for 12mm plugs for BTH magnetos, plus a number of magnetos. Details from Harry Schoning , California , USA . E-mail:

Wanted. Gipsy Major inlet manifold for Tiger Moth ZU-EEG based at Boksburg/Brakpan, South Africa . Offers via Dave Welch, GB. E-mail:

Surplus. Set of new windscreen glass for DH.82A Tiger Moth short (front) screen. My Tiger Moth has two tall screens. Available from David Crowe , Queensland , Australia . E-mail:

Wanted. Any help in sourcing parts, paperwork and approvals to convert a DH.82A Tiger Moth for tugging vintage gliders in Australia . Please contact Alan Parise. E-mail:

Wanted . For authentic restoration of DH.60M G-ABHY, I am seeking a Brown turn and slip indicator. The aircraft is close to being airworthy again. Offers please to Ed Field, Australia. E-mail:

For sale. Gipsy Major 1C engine, freshly overhauled. Full details from David Firth, Aerospace NDT Ltd., Doncaster/Sheffield Airport, Doncaster, Yorkshire , DN9 3RH . Tel. +44 (0)1302 770771. Fax. +44 (0)1302 770956. Mobile . +44 (0)7710 928786. (GB.) E-mail:

Wanted. Instruments appropriate to a DH.60M undergoing restoration to airworthiness. Offers please to Bruno Rod rigues, Rua Murupi 31, Sao Paulo , 05467040, Brazil . Tel/Fax. 11 99 61 65 639. ( Brazil .) 

Wanted. Gipsy I/II engine for installation in a racing car project. John Baldwin, Tall Trees, Rectory Road , Middleton, Saxmundham, Suffolk . Tel. +44 (0)1728 649058. (GB.) E-mail:

Wanted. Following parts for ADC Cirrus Mk 2 aero engine: crankshaft, con-rods, timing gears, rockers, push rods, drive shaft for oil pump. John Kent. E-mail:

Wanted. Photographic details of the cockpit glazing of a DH.90 Dragonfly. Data required for the completion of an accurate 1/5 scale flying model under construction in South Africa . Please contact Glenn Harve. E-mail:

For sale . An original oil painting of Tiger Moth G-ACDC flying over Elstree Aerodrome. The work dates from 1976 and is by the renowned aviation artist John Young and measures 3ft 6in x 2ft 6in. The painting is located in Lavenham village, Suffolk . Contact Philip Gibson. E-mail:

Wanted. Front and rear cockpit headrolls (crashpads) for DH.82A Tiger Moth: wooden frames and padding. Nino Catto , Italy . E-mail:

For sale. Share in working Tiger Moth run by a mature Group based at White Waltham. Offers please to Tel. +44 (0)118 9403863. (GB.)

Wanted. Two control columns for DH.82A Tiger Moth. Offers please to William Layzell, Touchdown Engineering , Old Buckenham Airfield, Old Buckenham, Norfolk NR17 1PU , England . Tel. +44 (0)1953 861351. (GB.) E-mail:

Wanted. Airspeed indicator, 40-160mph, 40-170mph, or similar range. 3 3/8 inches diameter overall. S. Smith and Sons Ltd. preferred but any fine scale look-alike would do. American makes also considered. Contact Wolf Letsch. E-mail:

Spanners and sockets. A set of 8 Whitworth/BSF spanners, open at one end and ring at the other, 1/8in to 9/16in, in chrome vanadium at £19.99 including VAT; seven piece set 3/8in drive Whitworth sockets 1/8in to 1/2in on a tool bar at £16.99 including VAT, and a nine piece set of sockets from 1/8in to 9/16in at £23.99. Carriage extra. The 3/8in drive 1/4in BSF socket is an attractive thin wall version, ideal for getting onto the exhaust flange nuts on a Gipsy Major engine. Contact Ron Gammons . Tel. +44 (0)1462 490049. (GB.) E-mail:

Tiger Moth share for sale. A quarter share in Tiger Moth G-EMSY for sale. £155 per month, £35 per hour dry. Includes maintenance, hangarage, home landing fees, insurance etc. Based Old Sarum. Details from Jonathan Turnbull. Tel. +44 (0)1256 381568. (GB.) E-mail:

For sale. NGK D6HA unshielded spark plugs available to Club members at a price of £2.00 each including VAT plus carriage costs of £3.50 for up to 20 plugs, GB based customers only. Overseas customers please enquire. Tel. +44 (0)1462 490049. (GB.) E-mail:

Have you tried the on-line shop at de Havilland Support for Tiger Moth and Chipmunk spares? DHSL subscribers should register at the on-line shop so that discount rates for CAS and TRA can be programmed. Website:

For sale. DH.60G Moth rudder hinge bolts Pt No H20338/1. Original stock. £10.00 each plus postage. From the deHMC Stockbox.

For disposal. An original, heavy duty, wooden transportation/storage frame, believed to be suitable for up to a six cylinder Gipsy-type engine. The frame is in excellent condition and situated in North Yorkshire . For further details please contact David Ellwood. E-mail:

If you are a member of the de Havilland Moth Club and require any airframe parts to be run through an approved NDT organisation, providing you cover shipping and insurance we will check your parts on a cost-only basis. Please quote your membership number. David Firth, Aerospace NDT Ltd., Suite E6, Heyford House, First Avenue, Doncaster-Sheffield Airport, South Yorkshire DN9 3RH, England. Tel. +44 (0)1302 770771 or +44 (0)7710 928786. Fax. +44 (0)1302 770956. (GB.) E-mail:

Tiger Moth G-ANZU. Fuselage fully overhauled ready for fabric. Wings in great condition. Massive amount of work undertaken. Substantially more spent than asking price of £30,000. Info on request. Tel. +44 (0)7900 244442 (GB.) E-mail:

For sale. White 100% silk aviation scarves, ideal for open cockpit flying. Cool in summer, warm in winter. Size 6ft x 18in, £15.50 including worldwide postage. Ideal gift. An absolute must for open cockpit flying. Contact Ineke Voeten, Z-ien Fashion and Design, Watermolenstraat 30, Roosendaal 4708 AN, The Netherlands. Tel/Fax. +31 165 561104. (The Netherlands .) E-mail: , website Z-ien silk scarves are also available from the de Havilland Moth Club Stockbox.

Do your ‘Biennial Instructional Flight' with Moth Club member and Tiger Moth owner Peter Benest. No fee, modest donation to a cancer charity if appropriate. Located west of London or meet at a Club event. Tel. +44 (0)1635 253627or +44 (0)7876 318859. (GB.) E-mail:

Wing spars. Tiger Moth and Gipsy Moth replacement wing spars complete and ready to install. Wing internal wire assemblies. Control surface hinges. Many other components. See the Moth Service Register Sections 44, 49, 68 and 89. Form One approval for repairs conducted within our facility . N eil Davidson, Davidson Aeroworks, Canada . Tel. +1 250 427 7178. ( Canada .) E-mail:

If you need a part for your airframe or engine or somebody to paint it or fit it or modify it or inspect it, and then provide pilot equipment, teach you to fly and maintain your ratings or take you for a joyride, the chances are you will find what you need in the Club's Moth Service Register (MSR) which is updated regularly every month, without fail. Website:

For sale. Slick magneto kits. The late Ed Clark of Moth Aircraft Company, California , engineered Slick kits as a way to have new magnetos for Gipsy Major engines. The kit includes two new Slick magnetos, wiring harnesses for either British or American spark plugs, all hardware for installation, installation instructions and a copy of the STC. US$4,335, price subject to change. Please add US$50 if the wiring harness is to be provided with connectors for British spark plugs. Further details from Connie Clark, Moth Aircraft Company, California , USA . E-mail:

1943 Tiger Moth for sale . Permit to Fly, training yellow, recently overhauled Invincible propeller and undercarriage. New tie rods. Mid life engine, heavy duty exhaust, recent fuel tank, 720 channel radio, Lynx intercom, some spares. A reliable, nice flying Tiger Moth, light to the touch. Sensible offers invited. Mark Blois-Brooke, Berkshire , GB. Tel. +44 (0)7500 794402. (GB.) E-mail:

For sale. New production Puss Moth star decals for application to undercarriage legs. These have been made as exact replicas of originals found on an unrestored aircraft. They are self-adhesive and silk screen printed on aluminium foil. £20 each. Contact Tim Williams, Berkshire , GB. E-mail:

For sale. Tiger Moth sewn Irish linen rudder bags Pt No 52773ND in sealed boxes, 1952 de Havilland spares manufacture. £25 each plus postage and VAT if applicable. Available from the deHMC Stockbox.

For sale. Completely refurbished DH.82A Tiger Moth, G-ARAZ, based in Lincolnshire . Absolute bargain at £69,500. For further details contact David Porter. Tel. +44 (0)7970 033618. (GB.) E-mail:

Wanted. Tyres, size 4.00-14 or 4.00-15. Preferably treadless or thin ribbed only! Contact Wolf Letsch. E-mail:

For sale. Tiger Moth project. Some restoration carried out. Also, complete Tiger Moth, good engine hours, radio, starter, brakes, tailwheel. Contact Michael Souch. Tel. +44 (0)1489 789829. (GB.) E-mail:

For sale. New manufacture Gosport tube mouthpieces, made to original drawings from high-tech materials to prevent long-term deterioration. Contact Bruce Broady . E-mail:

Family Member for sale. Due to the arrival of a new family member (a Hornet Moth), we are now reluctantly selling Tiger Moth G-AFWI/BB814, 1939, Hatfield-built DH.82A based in Suffolk , England . A lovely machine with an interesting history: the last Royal Navy biplane to land on an aircraft carrier. Log books back to 1941. New DHSL tie rods, new LAA Permit. 5,983 hrs TTAF, 1,225 hrs engine (crank replaced at 536 hrs). Hoffman propeller, Filser comms, Becker transponder, stainless steel rigging wires. £60,000 for sale or may consider syndicating. Further details from Paul Harvey. Tel. +44 (0)7921 579396. (GB.) E-mail:

For sale. Australian-built DH.82A Tiger Moth A17-063. Exceptional older restoration. Low airframe hours and very low engine hours SMOH. All ADs covered, always hangared, no commercial use. Very original except for Slick magneto conversion and radio. Contact Mike. Tel.+61 4 1755 2446. ( Australia .) E-mail:

Wanted . A source of BSF nuts and bolts for a Tiger Moth restoration project in a metric environment. Who can help with small quantities at realistic prices? Offers please to Carlo Bucciarelli, Italy . E-mail:

For sale . New oval T35 steel tube 1in x 0.4in x 17g, 1.75in x 0.7in x 17g, square DTD 535 tube 7/8in x 7/8in x 20g. Will cut to length. Other sizes available. DH.60M and DH.82 raised shoulder harness mod for improved safety and comfort, now flying in New Zealand , Canada and Australia . Contact Glenn Thompson. E-mail:

For sale. DH.82A Tiger Moth N5446 ( California ) and DH.82C Tiger Moth N82CQ, the ‘C' prototype, currently in Driggs , Idaho , USA , and recently re-engined. Further details from Harry Schoning . E-mail:

For sale. Gipsy Major 1C conversion kits for the DH.60M. Includes cast/machined sump, cast/machined oil filter holder, oil filters, oil pump and special gear, oil manifold, modified tappet guides, modified rockers, dip stick, filler neck. Limited number of kits available. Serious enquiries only, please. Contact Brian Smith. Tel. 519 943 4626. ( Canada .) E-mail:

Chipmunk share for sale . Based on a private strip belonging to a shareholder. £85 per month, £100 per hour wet. Quarter share offers around £6,000 to include a share of the operating fund. 8.33 KHz radio, Mode C, all ADs complied with. Contact David Kirkham. Tel. +44 (0)1763 264262 or +44 (0)7787 427589. (GB.) E-mail:

Tiger Moth for sale. I have owned K2587 (G-BJAP) for 20 years and she has always been hangared at my private strip. The engine was zero-houred by Deltair Engines Ltd. She is probably the first Tiger Moth to be PFA accepted. In 2016 new tie rods were fitted and new harnesses. Current Permit to Fly. Total time on engine and airframe is 64 hours. Can be viewed at my airstrip at Malvern, Worcestershire. Price £65,000. Keith Knight. Tel. +44 (0)1684 574594. (GB.) E-mail:

Wanted . Revolution counter, Smiths Mk 16, 500-3,500rpm, drive ratio 2:1, 3 3/8 inches diameter overall. (Mk 16 with 600-2,600rpm range would not do but similar type that indicates at least 2,800rpm is acceptable). Contact Wolf Letsch. E-mail:

For sale. Tiger Moth complete tailplane, £1,000. Numerous ailerons and elevators, £500 job lot. Tel. +44 (0)7900 244442. (GB.) E-mail:

For sale . A set of four bronze heads for Gipsy Major engine, complete with valves, springs etc., suitable for overhaul. £225.00 or best offer. Ron Gammons , Baldock, Hertfordshire, GB. Tel. +44 (0)1462 490049. (GB.) E-mail:

Wanted. Source of overhaul for Tiger Moth tachometer or replacement instrument. Blake Reid, Canada . E-mail:

For sale. Propeller, Drawing No. Z8010/5/C, diameter 6.84ft, pitch 3.53ft. Approved for all marks of Gipsy Major I in Tiger Moth, but extremely fine pitch for glider towing. Nice condition, black painted, no paperwork. View Duxford Airfield, Cambridgeshire. Contact John Farquhar. E-mail:

Rigging wires. The Club is expecting delivery of another batch of streamline rigging wires for Tiger Moth aircraft towards the end of April 2017. Manufactured from stainless steel, polished finish as standard, complete with fork ends, Clevis and Cotter pins and brass locknuts. We have an unsold set in the batch. Full details from deHMC HQ.

For sale . Tiger Moth wooden interplane struts, three rear and two front. Contact Roger Kellow, GB. E-mail:

Supplies sourced by the deHMC Stockbox : raw brass channel as used in the construction of the edging on Tiger Moth windscreens, can be rolled to shape. Also, aluminium extrusion used for the bottom edging of a Tiger Moth luggage locker door. Available in raw lengths of just under a metre in length. Details from the deHMC Stockbox.

For sale. Chipmunk G-BBMN. One owner since 1977. Painted in military colours. LAA Permit. All mods incorporated. Wings, ailerons and flaps recovered in Ceconite 1996. New batteries fitted 2016. Airframe 8,449 hrs. TTE 1,462 hrs at April 2016. Tel. (+)44 208 954 5080. (GB.) E-mail:

Wanted. Square section 7/8 in T45 tube x 22g, two pieces 760mm long, for repair of Tiger Moth rear fuselage. Noel Branch, Australia. E-mail:

For sale. Original oil painting: ‘A Grand Deception’ featuring Puss Moth, steam locomotive and power boat. See the article in this issue and also The Moth 176. E-mail:

For sale. Gipsy Major ‘C’ engine No 80294 in shipping crate as delivered to the USA from England more than 30 years ago. The engine is fitted with two fuel pumps, carburettor, magnetos and propeller hub. Missing intake manifold. No logbooks. Located in Indianapolis, Indiana. More details and photographs contact Rick Ropkey.
Tel. 317 590 6772. (USA.) E-mail:

For sale or trade. DH.94 Moth Minor N94DH, stored in Texas with the Commemmorative Air Force. Suitable for restoration. All complete. Last annual in 1987. Contact Alan Brooks, CAF. Tel. 817 422 2728. (USA.) E-mail:


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