VH-UOP de Havilland
image is courtesy of the Goulburn War Memorial Museum, and was probably
when the aircraft was registered to de Havillands at Mascot.
-UOP was the first
of the D.H. Australia-built Moths and had its original 98 h.p. Gypsy I
engine swapped out soon
was built (in August 1930) for a Gypsy Mk. II whereupon the c/n was
changed to DHA.3.
tell from this photo whether that change had been accomplished or not,
but I suspect it had.
two photos below are from the State Library of NSW collection. The
on the upper
one states that
the pilot is shaking hands
with the bearded passenger, while at the foot of the page
Moth is seen taking off from a "lower snow field" whatever that is.
At first glance it appears
the ground is controlling it in some RTP sort of way like a
model!! This aircraft
had many private
owners over the next decade, mostly in NSW. It was impressed
August 1940 becoming A7-120.