A blog on NZ Civil Aircraft encompassing previous histories and facts.
Friday, 17 February 2012
Ah! De Havillands Unfolding at North Shore Flyin
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