At the vintage aircraft area of the North Shore Aero Club/Northern Microlight Club flyin at North Shore last Saturday, Brian Millet had arranged for flights in Stan and Gilly Smiths vintage aircraft. This necessitated unfolding DH 84 Dragon ZK-AXI and DH 83C Fox Moth ZK-APT.
First begin by pulling the folded aircraft out of the hangar, watched by the hangar dog.
ZK-AXI out in the light.
Then manually unfold the wings and connect all the bits up together. It seemed quite low-tech.
ZK-AXI half unfolded.
Specifications and background notes on ZK-AXI
Then it was the turn of ZK-APT to undergo the same procedure
Manually unfolding the wings
And like its sibling, half unfolded
Specifications and background notes on ZK-APT
And finally they are both good to go!
Brian Millet's brother Mike Millet took a video of the procedure that is probably better than my series of photos. have a look at http://youtu.be/4U94R5m-gOkn