Chilton DW1

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Year : 1939 | Hours : 229 at 15-Jun-2020 | 1 x WALTER MIKRON 2 Engine


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Once in a lifetime opportunity
A little piece of English aviation history
One of only 4 original Chilton DW1 aircraft
Third of those 4 to be made and still very “original”
First flown 1938
Full history of the type to be found at
Further info at

This airframe winner of Daily Express South Coast air Race in 1951
Video to be found here

Acquired by my family in December 1972, restored by Joe Austin with first flight post restoration in 1995
Kept in best possible order respecting safety with a fuselage fabric recover in 2013 and any required work completed by Lewis Aviation
Bottom end overhauled by VinTech Ltd in 2013 with new crankshaft. Power is from a mikron 2.
Ground plane and electrics fitted to permit use of a handheld radio

Immaculate condition, always hangared and treated with total TLC
Utterly delightful to fly, gives an easy 120mph on 65 Hp
New Hercules propellor

Huge amount of original clippings, modern articles, and copies of articles, notably the additional fuel tank fitted in anticipation of a 1939 Berlin to London speed attempt (thwarted by WWII), a Fairey Reed Propellor clipped to Chilton needs,

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