The Moth Service Register
59. PROPELLER (Supply)

Please note: the British CAA has not recognised any Type Design Organisation for de Havilland wooden propellers

Aircraft Propellers & Spares,
Moorabin Airport,
Tel: +61 3 9580 2034
Fax: +61 3 9580 0765
( APS is family business founded in 1955 and is agent for a number of aviation component manufacturers. APS is a distributor for several makes of propeller )

(Alessandro Tonini),
Via del Commercio, 7,
47838 Riccione (RN),
Tel : +39 0541 693 399
Fax: +39 0541 693 331
North America representative email :
(EASA qualified GT designs and manufactures propellers for modern aircraft but also makes Spitfire propeller blades and wooden propellers for ancient aircraft. Although propellers are sometimes made from the original drawings, GT also improves the blade aerofoils for higher performance while retaining the antique appearance. Propellers have been made for a wide variety of vintage aircraft and engines, including the DH Gipsy series)

Hercules Propellers Ltd.,
(Rupert Wasey or Lauren Richardson)
Canal Iron Works,
Hope Mills, London Road,
Gloucestershire, GL5 2SH
Tel: +44 1453 885 853
( Hercules Propellers designs and manufactures new and reproduction propellers using both classic and very modern materials and has made propellers for many different DH types around the world. Hercules also offers a refurbishment service for wooden propellers that has already brought many a DH, Lang and Merville propeller back to life. Factory visits are encouraged)

Invincible Airscrews Pty. Ltd.,
(David Green)
P.O.Box 62, Mortdale,
N.S.W.2223, Australia
Tel: +61 2 4026 3681
Mobile +61 409 056 171
( Founded by George Adams in 1932, Invincible Airscrews fabricates magnificent new wooden propellers to DH drawings. Invincible has now secured a substantial stock of the rare Australian hardwoods from which its propellers are made and is continuing production at Rutherland near Maitland. Initial contact is easiest by email. (07.15))

Poncelet (Etablissements Poncelet)
(Marc Deltenre)
Z.I. de Martinrou,
Rue du Progrès 6,
6220 Fleurus,
Tel: +32 475 44 36 20
Email :
(Etablissements Poncelet was founded in 1932 to make wooden propellers and later wooden boats. Lead by the Poncelet family for three generations, in 2012 Marc Deltenre took over the reins to develop the business further. The propeller making tradition continues and the company has begun making other wooden aircraft components. Experience includes propellers for homebuilts and World War I fighters as well as DH designs)

Skycraft Services Ltd.,
(Michael Barnett or Andrew Butcher)
Albany House,
12 Silver Street,
Hertfordshire SG8 0QE,
Tel: +44 1763 852150
Fax: +44 1763 852593
Site: (under construction)
(Please note: Skycraft Services Ltd trades as “Skycraft”, but it is a completely different business from the “Skycraft Ltd” listed in other sections of this Register.
“Skycraft” specialises in propeller supply and maintenance for vintage and collection aircraft, and has considerable experience with fixed pitch propellers for all the Gipsy Major engine variants.  Over the years it has developed and certified a range of fixed pitch propellers for de Havilland aircraft, much used on the Tiger Moth and Chipmunk but also on the Dragon, Hornet and Leopard.
Skycraft has close links with Dowty Propellers and with Hoffmann Propeller in Germany, for whom it is the UK Service Station and Distributor. The Hoffmann propeller is made of ash and has an integral brass leading edge guard, a trailing edge strengthened for hand swinging and an epoxy resin finish.
Skycraft keeps new propellers in stock and develop new patterns to meet customer requirements)

Skytrade (International) Ltd.
(Philip Stott),
Higher Perry Farm,
Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton,
Devon EX17 4BQ,
Tel : +44 1884 860 202
Fax : +44 1884 861 610
Email :
(Free catalogue on request)

Tiger Boys Aircraft Works,
(Bob Revell or Tom Dietrich),
CNC-4 Hangar #4,
Guelph Airpark,
Guelph, Ontario, Canada.
Or via:
Bob Revell,
3-49 Cedarwoods Crescent,
Ontario, N2C 2L1,
Tel: +1 519 836 6551
(The Tiger Boys are a group based at Guelph Airpark, dedicated to the restoration, collection and preservation of historic Canadian aircraft & components. Both Granby and Laidlaw replica propellers are made for sale, other types as well if the drawings can be found. )

(James Longmoor)
Unit 4,
Concorde Business Centre,
Biggin Hill Airport,
TN16 3YN,
Tel (portable): +44 773 912 1457
(Vendair holds a limited stock of propellers suitable for DH aircraft (11.11))

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This page last updated on 29 April, 2017.

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