Dennyplane Junior (oz7193)


Dennyplane Junior (oz7193) by Fred Hardy, Bill Thompson 1937 - plan thumbnail

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Dennyplane Junior. Free flight gas model.

Quote: "Traced from an original plan, Bill Thompson Nov 8, 1964."

This seems to be a faithful hand-traced copy of the original kit plan, circa 1937. Since this is the closest thing we have to an original Dennyplane drawing, have set this one as primary. We'll link to here from other Dennyplane Junior plans.

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Note for some history on Reginald Denny and the Dennyplane Junior, see Litl Dennyplane Junior (oz1077) which includes a good article covering the history plus some nice old pics.


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Dennyplane Junior (oz7193) by Fred Hardy, Bill Thompson 1937 - model pic

  • (oz7193)
    Dennyplane Junior 
    by Fred Hardy, Bill Thompson
    from Denny
    72in span
    IC F/F Cabin Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 03/11/2015
    Filesize: 1021KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: JJ
    Downloads: 1792

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Hi Steve, For those that may not be aware, Reginald Denny [see more pics 003] was an English actor of stage and screen who had a successful Hollywood career as a leading man from the 1920s to the 1950s (he was a one-time consort of Hedy Lamarr). During WW1 he served as an observer/gunner with the RFC and maintained his interest in aviation afterwards by performing as a stunt flyer in the 1920s and by opening the Reginald Denny Hobby Shop in 1934 on Hollywood Boulevard (which lasted until the mid 1960s). He bought a model engine design from Walter Righter in 1938 and marketed it as the 'Dennymite'. It seems the 'Dennyplane' was based on the Fairchild 24 owned by one of his associates, but somewhat simplified to ease construction. During WW2 he and his business partners made 15,000 radio controlled target drones for the US Army (the OQ-2 Radioplane) until selling out to Northrop in 1952. Apparently, Marilyn Monroe worked as an assembler at Radioplane until she was spotted by Capt. Ronald Reagan (yes, that one), a friend of Denny's, who was then a US Army photo-publicist. Her career began when he persuaded her to take up modelling work (no, not the balsa and glue kind!). More information from Mr Denny's son here:
StuartB - 13/11/2015
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