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listing placed 25 November 2022 United Kingdom

1952 de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk

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DHC-1 Chipmunk 22 £60,000.00 GBP

We are pleased to have this exceptional de Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk for sale exclusively with Wilco Aviation. The de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk such as G-BXDI is a tandem, two-seat, single-engined primary trainer aircraft designed and developed by Canadian aircraft manufacturer de Havilland Canada. It was developed shortly after the Second World War and sold in large numbers during the immediate post-war years, being typically employed as a replacement for the de Havilland Tiger Moth biplane.

The Chipmunk was the first postwar aviation project conducted by de Havilland Canada. It performed its maiden flight on 22 May 1946 and was introduced to operational service that same year. During the late 1940s and 1950s, the Chipmunk was procured in large numbers by military air services such as the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Royal Air Force (RAF), and several other nations’ air forces, where it was often utilised as their standard primary trainer aircraft. The type was produced under licence by de Havilland in the United Kingdom, who would produce the vast majority of Chipmunks, as well as by OGMA (Oficinas Gerais de Material Aeronáutico) in Portugal.

The type was slowly phased out of service beginning in the late 1950s, although in the ab initio elementary training role, this did not happen in the Royal Air Force until 1996, when it was replaced by the Scottish Aviation Bulldog.

Many Chipmunks that had been in military use were sold to civilians, either to private owners or to companies, where they were typically used for a variety of purposes, often involving the type’s excellent flying characteristics and its capability for aerobatic manoeuvres. Delta India spent most of her life with the RAF before going to 1ARF at RAF Hurn. More than 70 years after the type having first entered service, hundreds of Chipmunks remain airworthy and are in operation around the world. The Portuguese Air Force still operates six Chipmunks, which serve with Esquadra 802, as of 2018.

G-BXDI has been well maintained in life with the RAF and in civilian ownership. More recently having the following works carried out;

Tailwheel suspension rubbers (2022)
Tailwheel yoke bolts and brushes (2022)
Tailwheel Tyre and tube (2022)
Main fuel vale seals renewed (2022)
Port elevator outer hinge renewed (2022)
Mags overhauled by Vintech in (2021)
Fresh X 8 Spark Plugs REL37B (2022)
Undercarriage X-rays completed August 2021
Fuel and Oil system recently fully flushed and cleaned (2022)
New Battery (2022)
Canvas (2010)
All TNSs up to date including: 138/180/183/GM10/47 TNS150/156/158/167/170/178/184/199/ GM10 No41 // GM10 No50 / GR No8

Fatigue Hours Life Remaining:

Fuselage Centre Section Lower Tie Bar – 8337.5hrs
Port Wing Lower Spar Boom – 10843.7
Port Wing Root Inserts – 7683.7
Port Wing Attachment Links – 683.7
Port Wing Attachment Bolts – 683.7
Starboard Wing Lower Spar Boom – 6334.7
Starboard Wing Root Inserts – 12583.7
Starboard Wing Attachment Links – 6576.5
Starboard Wing Attachment Bolts – 6576.5
Tail Plane Attachment Brackets – 4604.4

Total fuel 22 gal (100 litres)
90knt Cruise @1950RPM
Interior Black
Exterior Black, White & Red (Standard RAF)
Funke ATR833A-OLED VHF COMM (8·33 kHz spaced)
Funke TRT800A (Mode S) Transponder
Electric Starter
Battery Isolation Switch

Interior – 7/10
Exterior – 7/10

YEAR: 1952
MAKE: De Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd
MODEL: DHC-1 Chipmunk 22
AIRFRAME HOURS: 17775 (+/- 5hrs)
ENGINE MAKE: Gipsy Major 10 Mk.2
ENGINE HOURS: 631 Since New (+/- 5hrs)
PROP HOURS: 189 Since New (+/- 5hrs)
PROP MAKE: Hoffmann HO21 HM-198B 140L
PERMIT: Valid to 26/08/23

PRICE: £60,000.00 GBP
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3475 9255

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