I haven't heard of "As The Crow Flies" - tell me more.
Sure it's not the same Crow? I've got "Flying Low"
"As the crow flies" was Charlie Crow. He lived in Hamilton and died about the mid 70's. In later life he invented an outboard motor with no gear box, a horizontal propeller in a vertical inlet curving into a horizontal outlet. Steering was by 360 degree rotation of the motor. Ingenious and practical.
I got to known Charlie Crow very well in the early 70s when he lived in Hamilton. He later moved to Raglan and I last saw him in 1992 prior to my relocating overseas. Among his other inventions was a small portable rotary water pump he designed for use in third-world countries.
Post by Dave Homewood on Jan 3, 2020 17:06:54 GMT 12
RIP to Andy Higgins who had the forethought to take all these photos of the early days at James Aviation.
HIGGINS, Andrew William (Andy). Passed away peacefully at Waikato Hospital on the 2nd January 2020 in his 89th year (13 September 1931). Loved husband of the late Lillian and current partner of Sonya Craig. Loving father of John (New Zealand), Donna, Alison, and Jillian (all Australia). Cherished Pop of 7 Grandchildren and 3 Great Grandchildren. Funeral details to be advised