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Negative - Duigan Biplane, First Version with John & Reg Duigan, Spring Plains, Mia Mia, Victoria, Jul 1910 Reg. No: MM 057529
- Description Of Content:
- Photograph of Reg (left) and John Duigan at Spring Plains station near Mia Mia in central Victoria with the first Australian-built powered aircraft. This view shows the first version of the machine in mid-1910 with twin mid-wing 'balancing planes' (ailerons) and marked wing dihedral. There is also a large fixed foreplane in front of the wing. The aeroplane is positioned on a creek flat below the homestead. On the opposite side of Pohlman's Creek, to the left of this image, John and Reg Duigan conducted their flying trials in 1910-1911.
|Tagged with:||aero engines, aeroplanes, aeronautics, aviation, aviation pioneers, aircraft, aircraft propellors, biplanes, experimental aircraft, dogs|
|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), Reginald Charles Duigan, Pioneering Aviator & Inventor (1888-1966), Engineering Collection, Transport Collection|
|Primary Classification:||AIR TRANSPORT|
|Tertiary Classification:||propeller biplanes|
|People Depicted:||Duigan, John R.; Duigan, Reginald C.|
|Format:||Negative: Black & White|
|Place & Date Depicted:||Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, circa Jul 1910
Test flights took place on the creek flats opposite the homestead on the Duigan family property 'Sping Plains', near Mia Mia, central Victoria.
|Person Depicted:||Mr Reginald Duigan, 1910|
|Person Depicted:||Mr John Duigan, 1910|
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