Remember the 1985 movie 'Out of Africa' starring Robert Redford and Meryl Streep? Needless to say, by far the best parts of the movie were the flying scenes featuring a Gipsy Moth.... Not sure what the rest of the movie was about....!
The aircraft used in the movie, G-AAMY is an American made DH 60 with a Wright-Gipsy L320 licence built engine (turns the opposite way to the British built originals)
This aircraft is still very much airworthy and has just been sold at auction in Paris for a hefty amount and is now destined to return to Africa, to it's new home in Kenya.
This is the result. It is a real beauty at 86" diameter, that's 7' 2" or 2.2 metres. Not only specially designed to perform but also to look correct for the aircraft.
Although finished and ready to fly, the propeller is still with us, awaiting collection. We will post pictures of it once fitted to the Moth.