Photograph - Ron Lewis with Airframe of Replica Duigan Biplane, Mangalore, Victoria, 1988 Image Reg. No: MM 107175

Colour photographic print on Fujicolour Paper.
Description Of Content:
Close-up of Ron Lewis standing in front of the partially completed repilica of John Duigan's 1910 biplane that he built in the late 1980s. The photogaph was taken after the airframe was completed and had been fitted with a VW 4-cylinder engine, propellor and tricycle undercarriage similar to the original, but before fabirc covering was applied to the wings and control surfaces. The aircraft is sitting on a grassed area of the Mangalore airfield and it pitched upwards with the front wheel off the ground. Ron is standing between the forward elevator frames in front of the engine with his hands holding the airframe.
Acquisition Information:
Received from Mr Ronald (Ron) Lewis, 1990
Photographs courtesy of Ron Lewis, Heathcote
Photo courtesy of Ron Lewis, Heathcote.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 100 mm (Height), 150 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: aeroplanes, aeronautics, aviation, aviation pioneers, aircraft, biplanes, experimental aircraft, fuselages
Themes this item is part of: Designing & Building the First Australian Aircraft, John Duigan's Military Service, Centenary of Australian Aviation, John Robertson Duigan MC, Pioneering Aviator (1882-1951), Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: propeller aircraft - experimental
Inscriptions: Handwritten on back in blue biro: 'DUIGAN REPLICA AT MANGALORE AIR FIELD. FEB 1988. BUILT BY R.L. LEWIS HEATHCOTE VICTORIA.'
People Depicted: Lewis, Ronald ('Ron')
Format: Photograph: Colour; 6 in. x 4 in.

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