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Fairy Queen - 1920
This is Pavely's famous 'Fairy Queen' of 1920. The model is original but was restored by Alwyn Greenhalgh. Inside the fuselage is a wire wound thin wall brass cylinder that has domed end caps and a 'tie' rod running from front to back. Up to 150 psi was applied to this cylinder when the aircraft was in regular use but I only use about 30 psi - to demonstrate the motor turning that beautiful propeller.
Fairy Queen - 'Business End'
How wonderful it is to start ones engine by turning a tap on! CLICK THE PICTURE to see and hear it!
Fairy Queen Accident!
Not every flight was successful! Pavely, his brother and - Is that his Wife?
Pavely's 'Ayesha' of 1938. Original
I believe 'Ayesha' was another 'Queen' to follow the first one! Construction was similar to Fairy Queen described above.
Shelly Cup - 1930
This small photograph shows Fairy Queen taking off in 1930
'Ayesha' business end. 'Click' for video
It's interesting to see how this model was developed from 'Fairy Queen'. Video used only 17.5 psi pressure. 150 psi must have been .. interesting!
Below: DAP with Ayesha in later years and below/right Ayesha as she is now.