THE well‐known Light Aeroplane, the “Moth,” was designed, and is at present manufactured on a production scale, by the de Havilland Aircraft Co., Ltd. It is now four years since the first machine of this type took the air, and while the first batch may, perhaps, have suffered from certain teething troubles characteristic of all experimental aircraft, the intervening period has been employed with some success in eliminating its growing pains. In its present form, it is being produced at the rate of about 16 machines a week, and it may be considered a really sound proposition for the private owner. When it is appreciated what a severe gruelling it has suffered in the hands of many ab initio pilots, it must follow that by now most of its early snags have been overcome by improved design. The constructors have made a point of dealing with all reports of trouble with great thoroughness, and no pains have been spared to supply to the public a machine as nearly fool‐proof as possible.
Hessell Tiltman, A. (1929), "The New All‐Metal “Moth”: Notes on Maintenance and Some Points of General Interest for Private Owners", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 45-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb029103
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