1918 DeHavilland DH-4 Mail Plane
Fantasy of Flight
Polk City, FL
The wings used solid spruce spars with all of the ribs made of aluminum. We were able to save most of the original ribs with only minor repairs. To the fuselage provided we added empennage, tail feathers, landing gear, plywood and metal cowlings. We also built the fuel and oil tanks, restored the radiator louver system, finished all of the control systems and completed the cockpit including a wicker pilot’s seat.
Kermit’s shop at Fantasy of Flight will complete the Liberty engine overhaul, have the instruments certified, fabric and paint the wings and tail surface. They are also supplying the propeller, wheels and tires. When it’s complete, this DH-4 will be flyable and Kermit plans to fly it.