Luton Minor


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Luton Minor  
by Eric Fearnley
from Aeromodeller
December 1953 
43in span
Tags: Scale IC F/F Parasol Civil
all formers complete :)
got article :)

This plan was found online 18/04/2011 at:
Outerzone planID: oz397 | Filesize: 500KB | Format: • PDFbitmap • PDFvector | Credit*: DPlumpe, JJ, hogal


About this Plan

Luton Minor - 43in FF Scale .5cc, 1936 British parasol light aircraft, plan design by E. Fearnley, 1953 Aeromodeller.

Quote: - "Many modellers have avoided flying scale jobs for various reasons, the main snags being the amount of work required and the greater suscepti-bility to damage likely to be encountered. The Minor is the complete answer to all that - so much so that even a comparative novice can build and fly it with confidence. Construction is very simple and the model so strong and light that it will absorb a tremendous amount of rough handling during the trimming stage with little likelihood of serious damage. As shown, any motor up to 1cc may be used; the prototype used a Dart, which meant a little nose ballast, but with a 6x4 prop take-off was accomplished in about fifteen yards in still air. The climb was slow and steady - true to scale - and is extremely pretty to watch. The fuselage is of conventional box construction, the two sides being first joined at the cockpit and the ends then drawn to position. Add formers and stringers..."

Update 12/02/2014: Replaced with a clearer copy thanks to JJ.

Update 13/02/2017: Added PDFvector CAD-redrawn version of the plan, thanks to hogal.

Update 27/02/2017: added article, thanks to RogerClark.

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User comments

Herewith 2 photos of the Luton Minor for you, Eric Fearnley, ID 397 [more pics 003, 004].
BryanLea - 10/02/2017
L/M model, Eric Fearnley's 1953 design. Scaled up to 60" [more pics 005, 006]. SC30 four stroke. I've also built one at 43". Both on U/Tube, here and here. That's me doing the camera and friend doing the flying.
MickButler - 27/09/2017
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