Aircraft Photo of VH-DGN | Duigan Biplane replica | AirHistory.net #45447
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:VH-DGN
Aircraft Original Type:Duigan Biplane
Aircraft Generic Type:Duigan Biplane
Aircraft Version:Duigan Biplane replica
C/n (msn):RM-1
Location
City / Area:Melbourne / Melbourne Museum [ Off-Airport ]Map
Region / Country:Victoria, Australia
Collection:Museum Victoria
 
Photo Date:12 February 2017
Photo by:Phil Vabre
Photo ID: 45447
Photo Comment

Ron Lewis built this airworthy, full scale replica of John Duigan's 1910 biplane between 1984 and 1995. Duigan's biplane was the first Australian-built aeroplane to fly, at Mia Mia, Vic, and his original aircraft is held in the collection of Museum Victoria. Lewis died in 1995 before flight testing of the replica, VH-DGN(2), began at Mangalore. It was subsequently donated to Museum Victoria in 1999 by his family and is now suspended in the entrance foyer of Melbourne Museum at Carlton Gardens.

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