VH-RBL  Cessna 185 Skywagon                        (c.n 185-       )


                                      This early Skywagon carries the titling 'Skyfarmers' on the fuselage and was equipped as a crop
                                      duster when Greg Banfield took the above shot at Bankstown in August 1962. 
It was first regis-
                                      tered on 25 June 1962 to Research Aviation Pty Ltd of Bankstown, however after only a few
                                      months was sold to Bob Couper & Co, Cunderdin WA on 9 October 1962 for agricultural work.
                                      It crashed on 20 June 1963 near Trayning, WA.  The DCA accident report states: "The pilot with
                                      two passengers on board attempted to takeoff with a full load on a soft surface and then abandoned
                                      the attempt but not soon enough to avoid colliding with a fence and trees."   Fortunately there were
                                      no injuries.