Aircraft Photo of VH-CXZ | Aerostructures Sundowner | John Roulston Aviation | AirHistory.net #6846
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-CXZ
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland DHC-1 Chipmunk
Aircraft Version:Aerostructures Sundowner
Manufacturers:De Havilland / Aerostructures
Operator / Titles:John Roulston Aviation
C/n (msn):C1/0486
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - BankstownMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSBK   IATA: BWU   Local: YSBK   Other: -
 
Photo Date:17 April 1971
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 6846
Photo Comment

A heavily modified Chipmunk intended for low-level aerial cattle mustering with metal-skinned wings and powered by a 180hp Lycoming engine. Aerostructures had previously converted three Chipmunks to single-seat cropdusters while retaining the Gipsy engine. It also converted another Chipmunk to a Lycoming engine for aerobatics. While the others received Australian approval, VH-CXZ was rejected and it was shipped to the US where it became N8DW.

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