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Negative - John Duigan Flying his Biplane in Cross Wind, Spring Plains, Mia Mia, Victoria, 25 Jan 1911 Image Reg. No: MM 057654

Summary:
Annotation in John Duigan's hand on obverse states : "January 25th 1911 at Mia Mia Wind has blown wheels round. Machine just rising (not previously published)" also " Mr Duigan Note the aileron positions to counteact side wind & engine turning moment."
Description Of Content:
John Duigan taking off in his biplane, Spring Plains, Mia Mia, 1910-11. The biplane is in modified form with wingtip ailerons and rear elevator tab. The steep angle reflects the sensitive elevator control.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, aeronautics, aviation, aviation pioneers, aircraft, biplanes, experimental aircraft, pilots, test flights
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
Secondary Classification: Pioneering Flights
Tertiary Classification: aviators
People Depicted: Duigan, John R.
Format: Negative: Black & White
Place & Date Depicted: Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, 25 Jan 1911

Test flights took place on the creek flats opposite the homestead on the Duigan family property 'Sping Plains', near Mia Mia, central Victoria.
Photographer: Mr Reginald Duigan, 25 Jan 1911
Maker of Item Depicted: Mr John Duigan, Mia Mia, Victoria, Australia, 1909-1910

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