Aeroplane Monthly 1986-08
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 prototype Fox Moth was shipped to Canada where Canadian Airways Ltd evaluated its performance on floats and skis.
The Fox Moth had a folded width of 9ft 6in. The wings were standard Tiger Moth main­planes.
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.