The Pup could be fitted with lead weights, bolted to the ventral fin. They made the aeroplane enter a spin cleanly.
I have just posted a photo of the Canterbury Aero Club Beagle 121 Pup I flew when instructing there in 1976-1977. It was part of the fleet as an aerobatic aeroplane.
I was a bush pilot for precisely one day, in January 1980. Larry Larrivee operated 3 Maules from Makarora.
One day in 2012 I had the privilege of flying New Zealand’s first, and only, Aeronca 100, a two seat, high wing monoplane with a two-cylinder engine of 36 horsepower.
RNZAF air and ground crew with a PBY 5 Catalina at Lauthala Bay, Fiji 1944-1945. My father is somewhere in the photo.
This is a photo of DHC Chipmunk ZK-BSV operated by the Otago Aero Club at Taieri in the early 1960s.