Offical Launch : Monash UAV DuiganNovember 4, 2002
Photography - © Prof. John Bird and Dr Russell Naughton
A new Monash designed UAV 'Duigan' is officially 'launched' by members of two very special Australian aviation families
L-R : Professor Greg Egan, Dick Hargrave, (great grand nephew of Lawrence Hargrave), John Duigan, (son of Reginald Duigan), Helen Duigan and Monash's chief UAV pilot Ray Cooper
The aircraft is all but invisible on approach or departure and is almost completely silent. The endurance of the aircraft is in practice significantly greater than the nominal computed performance given the Duigan's thermal soaring capability and planned solar augmentation.
The specifications of the Monash University UAV 'Duigan' are :
More images from that day
John Duigan examines the 'Duigan UAV' during assembly stage
pre flight discussions between John Duigan and Prof. Greg Egan
pre flight discussions between Helen Duigan and Prof. John Bird
"I name this UAV - 'Duigan'"
Monash University UAV 'Duigan'
'The Duigan' in view
Dick Hargrave, Prof. Greg Egan, John Duigan and Pilot, Ray Cooper
 Great grand nephew of Lawrence Hargrave,  Son of Reginald Duigan
A Great Day's Flying'
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