FOR SALE: deHavilland Canada’s Prototype DH82C “CF-BNF” – Tiger Moth
WARBIRD RADIO – This historic bird was completed in 1939, and is the prototype for the following 1000 “C” models of the Canadian Tiger Moth. CF-BNF was retained by the de Havilland company in Downsview, Ontario (Toronto) and used during the war as a flying laboratory until 1946, when it flew as chase plane for Canada’s first Chipmunk (ref: Chipmunk, poor man’s Spitfire by Dan Brown and others…page 53 photo). BNF was tested with the US Menasco engine and later a Gipsy Major 1C was re-installed. She’s the only “C” to have never have served in the RCAF. BNF was sold off in 1946 and changed hands occasionally, eventually ending up with her current owner. As of 2013 BNF has been totally restored. Three wings original, right lower rebuilt wing, new material. New ceconite covering and nitrate/butyrate dope finish in RCAF yellow.
Details Include: New tires, wind driven 24 volt generator/battery box/voltage regulator. Radio/transponder. Engine “O” time Gipsy Major, Slick mags, elect starter. New propeller. New canopy “glass”.
This aircraft is located in California and is currently FLYING!!! Test flight was successful. CALL HARRY SCHONING FOR DETAILS: 760-217-4325
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