EDGAR PERCIVAL EP.9 PROSPECTOR
Title: Edgar Percival EP.9 Prospector
The EP.9 was designed by Edgar Percival, a famous Australian aircraft designer, mostly associated with another company bearing his name but which he had left in 1940.
After studying agricultural aircraft operations in New Zealand in the early 1950’s, Percival designed the EP.9 to meet a New Zealand government specification for an agricultural aircraft and formed a new company at Stapleford airfield to develop and produce the aircraft. Unfortunately the aircraft never broke into the New Zealand market which was dominated by the Fletcher FU.24, and only a small number of aircraft were produced. In 1958 the company was sold and renamed Lancashire Aircraft, and development continued on a smaller scale. In the end only 27 airframes were produced. Two were bought and operated by the British Army, and the others were well thought of by their owners for their versatility and STOL performance.
The title includes the flight manual (titled Pilot’s Notes) and the maintenance manual, plus two manufacturers brochures. The Flight Manuals have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages.