VH-RDB  Piper PA-22-150 Tri-Pacer                    (c/n  22-5401)


                                     This was the former Royal Queensland Aero Club's VH-RQB and was another one of
                                     those club aircraft which, when sold, were re-registered with a very minimal amount of
                                     touch up paint being required to give it its new identity.   It was originally imported as
                                     VH-GMM before being sold by the Gertrude McKenzie school to the RQAC.
                                     Around 1965 it had a 160 hp engine fitted, although a restoration in 1994 saw it revert
                                     not only to its original 150 hp power plant, but also to shed its tricycle gear and become,
                                     in essence, a Pacer, the configuration in which it flies today..  It was a true Tri-Pacer
                                     when Greg Banfield saw it at Bankstown (above) in June 1964.