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  1. Avis 1/72 DH.60X Moth Amphibian

    Hi, I have acquired this rather lovely little kit: Unfortunately there is very little (no) information about the aircraft in the instructions, other than how to build and paint it. It's a lovely looking aircraft and I'd like to know a bit about it. So, I have been having a search on the web, and the best I can come up with are some rather splendid old photos. Probably shouldn't copy and post them, so here is a link to them http://hiveminer.com/Tags/dh60xmoth/Recent I have been able to make some educated guesses based on what I can see. The aircraft appears to have been owned by Grover Loening (he has a Wikipedia page). He was a bit of an early aviation pioneer and founded the Loening Aeronautical Engineering Company. Now I think he pioneered a few amphibious designs, and had a few of them accepted by the US Navy. The emblem on the fin appears to be a winged 'L', possibly Loening company or personal logo? What I am assuming is that he used this Moth to trial his amphibious float design, which can be seen in some of his later aircraft. So, I am just wondering if anyone has any information to back this up, or otherwise. I am also intrigued to know if any long distance or record setting type flights were ever made by this aircraft? Looking forward to your replies.
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