Tiger Moth N 5446 was originally built in Australia and was imported into the USA many years
ago. It was rebuilt, starting in 2006, and finished in 2009. A brief description of this machine is:
pumps. It has vacuum pump, generator and starter. The forward cockpit has the basic Tiger
Moth instruments and can be closed off using a specially fitted cover. When closed over, the
windscreen is removed.
The rear cockpit has a forward windscreen, molded to match the sliding canopy. The canopy is
installed using 6 bolts and the sliding unit is aircraft quality. It is easily removed. There is a
locking pin for both open and closed positions. The instrument panel is a replica of a Spitfire
panel using all original Spitfire instruments. The Microair radio/transponder are positioned at the
top of the panel for ease of use. On the left side are the two trim wheels, as in the Spitfire, which
control elevator and rudder trim. On the right side is a false undercarriage unit and the fuse box.
The Control column has a spade grip. The seat is copied from a Spitfire seat.
In the forward cockpit are two batteries which provide 24 volts for starting, charged by the
generator, and the radios are on a 12 volt system. Hydraulic brakes are controlled by floor
mounted heal levers.
The aircraft was built for Dr. John Burson and it now resides at his grass strip airport of Gum
Creek, near Carrollton, Georgia. Dr. Burson has decided to sell this machine as he also owns 3
Canadian Tiger Moths and a Chipmunk. He feels that he will underutilize the Spitmoth and
therefore it is now on the market.
Interested buyers should contact:
Dr. John Burson at firstname.lastname@example.org 678-378-0404 or
Harry Schoning at TMothBldr@aol.com 760-217-4325
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