Centennial of Flight 2003: Australian Aeromodellers Tribute

Salute to Reginald Denny

Father the Mass Produced, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

This page was last updated June 20, 2003

On the anniversary of the passing of Reginald Denny, the father of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Monash University's Aerobotics© group and several other local aeromodellers, held a special "Salute to Reginald Denny" at Yarra Glen, Victoria, Australia on Sunday, June 15, 2003

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William 'Bill' Eunson's Dennyplane 'Special'

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William 'Bill' Eunson and his Dennyplane 'Special'

Photo : Julie Bird


Bill Eunson and Doug Anderson

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Doug Anderson, Ray cooper and Bill Eunson 'in the pits'

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Bill Eunson's Dennyplane 'Special' 'in the pits'

with Doug Cole's Denny Jr. in the background

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Bill Eunson with his 'pilots', Debbie Denny and Reg. Denny Jr.

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Bill Eunson's 'pilots', Debbie Denny and Reg. Denny Jr.

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CoF Aeromodellers Salute logo on Bill Eunson's Dennyplane 'Special'

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Bill Eunson taxiing his Dennyplane 'Special'

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Bill Eunson's Dennyplane 'Special' taxiing

Photo : Julie Bird

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Prof. John Bird notes : On the day of the "salute" Bill, whilst taxiing for takeoff (above) broke a thrust washer in the motor. With no replacements at hand, he was 'down for the count' despite an hour 'in the pits' trying to solve the problem (see following images).

Yesterday however (Thursday 19th) he borrowed a thrust washer from a friend and made a delayed tribute flight in 'salute' to Reginal Denny reporting that his 'Dennyplane Special' MG-166, flew beautifully, complete with celebratory loops and rolls.

The following shots (page 5 in this series) show Bill and Doug Anderson trying to solve the problem the broken thrust washer :-(

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The Centennial of Flight 2003 : Australian Aeromodellers Tribute was conceived and organised by Prof. John Bird and Dr Russell Naughton of the Monash University Aerobotics© Team.


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