The de Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth is a British three-seater high-wing monoplane aeroplane designed and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company between 1929 and 1933. It flew at a speed approaching 124 mph (200 km/h), making it one of the highest-performance private aircraft of its era.
The unnamed DH.80 prototype which first flew in September 1929 was designed for the flourishing private flying movement in the United Kingdom. It was a streamlined all-wooden aircraft fitted with the new de Havilland Gipsy III inverted inline engine that gave unimpeded vision across the nose without the protruding cylinder heads of the earlier Gipsy II engine.
The first production aircraft flew in March 1930 and was promptly sent on a sales tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Our own design of the Puss Moth in 88" for 90 to 120 size engines includes quick and easy interlocking construction for a simple yet accurate build, and folding wings for ease of transport. Two metal sheets are included in the short kit for the functional parts.
This Kit is certainly a unique piece in your collection.
- Wingspan: 88" / 2235mm
- Number of channels: 5
- Recommended engine size: 90 - 120 size four stroke
- Includes full sized rolled plan
Materials Required For Short Kit Airframe Completion:
(These materials are included in the Complete Airframe Kit)
Tailplane, Elevator and Rudder
6.5 x 3.0 x 915 Spruce – 1 off
6.5 x 5.0 x 915 Balsa – 2 off
3.0 wood dowel x 300 – 1 off
2.4mm K&S Wire – 0.5 off
5/32” Dia K&S Wire – 1 off
3/16” Dia K&S Wire – 1 off
3/16” Brass Tubing -x 12” – 5 off
½”K&S Streamlined Aluminium tube – 1 off
4-40 Dubro Push Rods x 36” long – 4 off
Dubro 4-40 Rod end #302 – 4 required.
Engine Bearers ½ x ½ q x 300 long – 2 off
6.5 x 3.0 x 915 Balsa Stringers – 2 off
5.0 sq. Spruce x 36 – 1 off
12.5mm sq. x 36” Balsa – 1 off
0.7mm bass ply – 0.5 sheet
Short Kit Or Complete Airframe Kit?
A Short Kit includes a full size printed plan and all of the laser cut parts that are required as part of the complete airframe build.
Items such as wing ribs, dihedral joiners, fuselage formers & fuselage parts, doublers, bulkheads and so on.
Every part which is a complex cut is precisely laser cut as per the plan and included in the short kit. Some kits may also include vacuum formed ABS parts like canopies or cowlings.
With a Short Kit, the only items you need to add to the laser cut parts to build a complete airframe are components which are simply cut to length. Parts such as wing spars, wing sheeting or fuselage sheeting for example.
A Complete Airframe Kit includes the Laser Cut Short Kit, plus the entire list of additional materials required to complete the airframe build.
Select this option when adding to your cart to purchase all of the materials required to complete the airframe build.
Every kit includes a full size printed plan, and where available the designers original construction notes. The kits do not include miscellaneous hardware such as pushrods, control horns, hinges, wheels etc.