Aircraft [Percival Gull Replica]; Bob Miles; 2006.302


Aircraft [Percival Gull Replica]

About this object

Model aircraft (Percival Gull) Reg. No.G-ADPR (replica of Jean Batten's) 1/5 scale with small engine fitted capable of radio-controlled flight. This is a low-wing monoplane with a covered cockpit. The undercarriage is fixed and spatted, i.e. the rubber wheels have a semi-circular cover over them. The model is made up of plywood covered with fabric and dope. This model was built by a Captain Bob Miles whose reference is made on the photograph in the Pioneers of Aviation building, ground level, which depicts Jean Batten holding the same model standing inside the jet engine of a DC-10.


Bob Miles

Maker Role



L 1635 W 2340mm (L 64 3/8 W 92 1/8")

Subject and Association Keywords

Batten, Jean Gardner, 1909-1982

Subject and Association Keywords

Percival Gull

Subject and Association Keywords

Models and modelmaking


Jean Batten Collection

Credit Line

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT)

Object Type

Model/Other Documents/Documentary Artifacts/08 Communication Artifacts/Nomenclature

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