RIP Roy Yeabsley. By Keith Miller
After a long spell in a Perth, Western Australia hospital, renowned free flight glider flier Roy Yeabsley passed away on August 21st 2014.
Roy was a member of the well known Croydon DMAC in the 40’s and 50’s, becoming one of the country’s leading glider exponents of the time, his Revenge A2 design being nominated as the most successful contest glider of 1950. In that year he had the distinction of winning three of the national trophies, the K & MAA, ME No. 2 and SMAE Cups.
After emigrating to Western Australia some years ago, Roy’s interest in model flying was re-kindled and he dabbled with RC electric powered gliders until failing eyesight made this impossible. His name will be carried forward in aeromodelling history as replicas of his published designs such as Sunspot and Sunbug continue to appear on flying fields. He is survived by his daughter Sue.
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