Andy Lennon

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Andy Lennon (September 1, 1914 - November 24, 2007) is most notably associated with his work in advanced model aircraft design.

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Background

Lennon was involved in aviation since the age of 15, when he went for a short ride in a Curtis Robin. He soon joined the Montreal Flying Club and began flying D.H. Gypsy Moths and early two-place Aeronca cabin monoplanes. He was educated in Canada at Edward VII School, Strathcona Academy, Montreal Technical School, McGill University and the University of Western Ontario, (London, Ontario).

Involvement in Manufacturing

Lennon entered the Canadian aircraft manufacturing industry and later moved to general manufacturing as an industrial engineer. Throughout his career, he continued to study aeronautics, particularly aircraft design, aviation texts, NACA and NASA reports and aviation periodicals. He tested many aeronautics theories by designing, building and flying nearly 25 experimental R/C models-miniatures of potential light aircraft. One model, the Seagull III was a flying boat with wide aerobatic capabilities. Lennon is a licensed pilot in the United States and Canada.

Contributions in Literature

Lennon is a contributing editor to Model Aviation, Model Builder, RC Modeler and RC Models and Electronics. He has written several books, the most current are: "Basics of R/C Model Aircraft Design", "R/C Model Airplane Design" and "Canard: A Revolution...
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