So, you have found yourself in a situation where the city you manage has finished producing their first powered aircrafts, biplanes.
They aren't too good. They barely fly 140 km/h, so they're pretty slow too. But you need them in the air against enemy drake mounted warriors, who, luckily fly 60-70 km/h and have top speed only at around 90-100 km/h. Drake mounted warriors are not that dangerous in the air, only having 240 pound composite short bow and a dozen of arrows for aerial combat, but they're a bother, dropping primitive molotovs on the ground and naval targets of your allies, so you need to take them down a peg.
You don't have synchronization gears, so you had to go for "pusher" setting, placing your propeller behind your plane, leaving the front of the plane open for your gunner who sits in front of the pilot.
Now, you're already working on switching into smokeless powder, but the war was sudden and it was quite low on your priority list. In a month or so, you might be ready to start pumping out your first maxims with smokeless ammo. But you don't have a month or so, you need to offer your airforceless allies support now. You need a stopgap solution, before the enemy completely overwhelms your allies.
Your army has machine guns, but they're crank operated black powder ammunition machine guns. The ones you have are replicas of historical black powder machine guns of the second half of 19th century. Gatlings are too heavy for your aircraft, but there are other, lighter historical machine guns that you too have (for example things like coffee mill gun and Gardner gun, or other such guns).
Your problem is that the gun needs to be light enough for a light aircraft and gunner should be able to reload the gun with minimal adjustments to the gun itself. So, which black powder machine gun will you choose for this job? Or would perhaps using period rifles be preferable to those?