Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Your Sunday Morning Old Prop Noise

They look like both DH-84s and -89s, but I'm not knowledgeable with regard to old DeHavillands.


Deadstick said...

The white one is a DH-89; dark green, DH-90; blue/silver, DH-84.

CenterPuke88 said...

Got it in one, Deadstick. Ever since I saw a Dragon Rapide at Duxford, the de Havilland airliners got my attention. That being said, I had to look up the data...I'm no expert. Even though the DH.86 was a dangerous piece of bleeding edge wood and fabric engineering, it would be nice to see one of those four-engined beauties...but the last burned out 60 years ago.

Blue over Silver, ZK-AXI, is a DH.84 Dragon. You can distinguish it from a DH.89 via the straight wings and smaller cabin (6 passengers).

White "Swisair", ZK-SWR is tagged as a Dominie at the beginning, which was the military version of the DH.89, Dragon Rapide. Look at the longer, 8 passenger, cabin and the tapered wings. If you get to look at it, the engines are Gipsy Six I-6's, vs the Gipsy Major I-4's on the other two.

Blue/Green with Silver tail, ZK-AYR is the DH.90 Dragonfly. Designed as a private transpot for just four people. Identify via the smaller cabin, the slightly sweptback wings, and the smaller lower wing.