Whilst looking around the local Motorcycle museum, I was intrigued to come across this machine, emblazoned with the name Stanger, which was my great grandmother's maiden name.
The placard on the bike reads: "Stanger 1923 V-Twin. 583cc two-stroke twin with bellcrank rear suspension. All chain drive model made by David Stanger in London between 1921 & 1923."
A little further along on the wall of the museum, we found a copy of an article about David Stanger's exploits as a pioneer of Model Aviation.
Unfortunately the museum was unable to provide any more information on David Stanger but, As an aeromodeller myself, I was sufficiently intrigued to find out more about this man, particularly his pioneering work in the field of model aviation. Use the links below to read more.
T .J. H. June 2005. (last update 23rd November 2005)
To read about my Stanger relatives, click here
To read about my efforts to re-create one of David Stanger's aircraft click here