10. Control, brake and other cables


de Havilland Moth Club

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23 Hall Park Hill,
Hertfordshire HP4 2NH

Tel: 01442 862077

Fax: 01442 862077

Email: dhmothclub@dhmothclub.co.uk

Website: https://www.dhmothclub.co.uk


Through its Stock Box, the Club can supply some spares, mostly for the Tiger Moth: https://www.dhmothclub.co.uk/the-stockbox. The Club also carries branded goods, copies of certain DH technical documents and offers, through the de Havilland Educational Trust, bursaries and other help for technical and flying training.

Bodill Parker Ltd.

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Barnfield Industrial Estate,
Speed Road, Tipton,
West Midlands
DY4 9DY,

Tel: +44 121 557 4164

Email: sales@bodill-parker.co.uk

Website: https://bodill-parker.co.uk


Bodhill Parker manufactures eyelets and custom and standard size cable thimbles in brass and stainless steel to BS3226.

Bruntons Aero Products

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Contact name: Derek Little

Unit 1-3, Block 1,
Inveresk Industrial Estate,
Musselburgh, East Lothian,
EH1 7PA, Scotland

Tel: +44 131 665 3888

Fax: +44 131 653 2236

Email: derek.little@bruntons.co.uk

Website: www.bruntons.co.uk


Bruntons are best known in Moth circles for making streamlined wires, but also make cables and even pulley blocks. US based purchasers can contact Steen Aero Lab, Bruntons’ agent in the USA. All wires are proof loaded prior to despatch.

Hawker Restorations Ltd.

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Contact name: Andrew Wenman

Unit 25,
Elmsett Airfield,
Whatfield Rd.,
Ipswich IP7 6LN,

Tel: +44 1473 828 707

Email: andrew@hawkerrestorations.co.uk

Website: http://hawkerrestorations.co.uk


Founded by Tony Ditheridge as AJD Engineering in 1987 and famous for its Hurricane rebuilds, Hawker Restorations has a long list of restored and reproduction historic aircraft to its credit

Jacottet Industrie S.A.

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Contact name: M. Jacottet

40bis, avenue d’Orléans,

CS 70 304 -28008,

Chartres cedex,


Tel: +33 2 37 28 61 28

Fax: +33 2 37 28 61 25

Email: info@ jacottet-industrie.com

Website: http://www.jacottet-industrie.com/


Founded in 1919, Jacottet manufactures parts for Airbus as well as cables for Apex (Robin) Aircraft, the Stampe SV4 and other antique and classic aircraft. The site is available in in English as well as French. A wide range of cable end fittings is also available.

Martin Aviation Services Ltd.

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Contact name: John Geary

19 Village Way,

Ardmore Airfield,

PDC 14, Papakura,

South Auckland,

New Zealand

Tel: +64 9 298 6698

Mobile (cell): +64 27 298 6698

Email: john@martinaviation.co.nz

Website: http://www.martinaviation.co.nz


Martin Aviation makes control cables for modern, classic and antique aircraft and has NZ Civil Aviation Authority Manufacturing Organisation certificate number AM36375, and so can issue a Form 1. The company makes control cables of up to 3/16” diameter and is one of the rare organisations still capable of traditional cable splicing. Has experience of many 1930s aeroplanes, including several DH types – Tiger and Fox Moths, Moth Minor, Dragon Rapide and Devon.

Raymond’s Aircraft Restoration bvba

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Contact name: Raymond Cuypers

Luchthavenlei 1 PB 52

B-2100 Deurne,


Tel: +32 3 321 1317

Fax: +32 3 321 1317

Mobile (cell): +32 495 548 850

Email: raymond.cuypers@rar.be

Website: http://www.rar.be


Raymond Cuypers has been restoring classic and antique aircraft – and winning prizes – for 20 years, and set up his business at Antwerp in 2003. RAR is licensed by the Belgian CAA for control cable manufacture and installation.

Skycraft Ltd.

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Contact name: Dave Almey

Riverside House,

Bloodfold Farm,

Ravens Bank, Saturday Bridge,

Holbeach, Lincolnshire,

PE12 8SR,


Tel: +44 1406 540 777

Email: sales@skycraft.ltd

Website: http://www.sky-craft.co.uk


Skycraft supplies a range of materials and components for homebuilt aircraft, including many items useful for maintaining and repairing Moths.

Spencer Rigging Ltd.

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Empire Buildings,
St. Mary’s Road, Cowes
Isle of Wight, PO31 7SX,

Also at :
William Street,
Southampton, SO14 5QH,

Tel: Tel: +44 1983 292 022

Email: info@spencerrigging.co.uk

Website: http://www.spencerrigging.co.uk


Spencer specialises in all kinds of rigging (yachts, buildings, etc.).  This is where you will find the material and skills to make all those exotic cables, including hand spliced joins and other details typical of thirties aviation practice.