Aussie Plane 1913 Robins and Porter
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Aussie Bloke Ken
Australia Day seemed the right day to fly the flag so I thought I’d bite the bullet and give the Robbins – Porter mono- plane another airing, this time with the Aussie flag attached a little ahead of the balance point for luck, so fingers crossed, she was airborne in half the width of the strip, heading south with no unusual problems.
Point proven that a 30cm x 22 cm flag had no visible effect, I wouldn’t worry about a larger flag next year, God willing! As it wasn’t calm enough for the commemorative flight last year (July 27th) I plan to do it July 27th this year, now we know it will handle light winds.
Without a doubt this is the most forgiving model I’ve ever built, thanks to the foresight of the enthusiastic Historical Society Committee who took it on board to construct the replica now on display at the Albury Library Museum.