In 1968 it flew for the last time in Kellerberrin and was impounded by the police, and in 1972 it was given to the Museum.During 1977-1978, the aircraft was completely rebuilt, being put on display at the Museum's official opening in November 1978.
|Type||Single seat ultra light suitable for home construction|
|Manufacturer||Built by owner|
|Primary users||Civil use|
The Heath Parasol was the first aircraft that could be home-built from a factory-supplied kit. The fuselage is of welded steel, and covered with fabric. The tail assembly is of wood, as is the wing structure (as visible in the photo).
|Length:||16 ft 9 in (5.1 m)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Wingspan||25 ft (7.62 m)|
|Powerplant:||modified Henderson motorcycle engine|
|Weight:||empty 260 lb (118 kg), loaded 560 lb (254 kg)|
|Maximum speed:||70 mph (112km/h)|
|Range:||328 miles (528km)|
|Service ceiling:||11,000 ft (3350 m)|