Aeroplane Monthly 1986-08
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A.Lumsden, T.Heffernan - Probe Probare (27)
Photograph of the prototype D.H.83 Fox Moth G-ABUO was taken at Stag Line early in 1932. Note the wide-chord interplane struts - all subsequent Fox Moths flew with narrow-chord struts.
The Fox Moth had a folded width of 9ft 6in. The wings were standard Tiger Moth main­planes.
The prototype Fox Moth was shipped to Canada where Canadian Airways Ltd evaluated its performance on floats and skis.
Left, this view into the Fox Moth’s cockpit shows the circular window through which the pilot communicated with his passengers. Right, seating arrangements in the prototype Fox Moth consisted of a deckchair for two across the back and a single swivelling bucket seat in the front.