Flying Minutes (oz7934)


Flying Minutes (oz7934) by N Lees, L Stott 1939 - plan thumbnail

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Flying Minutes. Wakefield competition rubber model.

Quote from 1947 Halfax catalog [see rcl1539] : - "A model with a famous history, the 48in span 'Flying Minutes' has become one of the world's best known aircraft. Apart from securing two places in the 1939 Wakefield Trophy team to visit America and holding the British record with a flight of over 33 minutes, it has a wonderful record of successes in contest all over Britain. Of its performance therefore, there is little more to be said. "

Quote: "Hello Mary, I am more than happy to share the Plans with Outerzone ...I have been searching for some time for the full size plans for the above vintage aeroplane, which I am currently restoring ...this is an old Model, built by my Grandfather back in 1946, but now in need of much repair after 70 years of storage."

Note this scan was sourced [before clean-up] through the David Baker Heritage Library at who are doing a sterling job of archiving paper plans for posterity.

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Flying Minutes (oz7934) by N Lees, L Stott 1939 - model pic

  • (oz7934)
    Flying Minutes
    by N Lees, L Stott
    from Halfax
    48in span
    Rubber F/F Kit
    clean :)
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 28/07/2016
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    Credit*: MikeBateman, RogerNewman
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Over on RCLibrary, one of our readers has been asking asking for assistance with building this model. (Scroll down to the bottom of the comments). Can anyone help?
Mary - 07/02/2020
I am the questioner regarding fuselage build. I decided in the end to build two halves. Top and bottom rather than sides as not easy to fit wire wing struts after stringers fitted. Just cut centre notch to 1/8th before halving them and doubled up therefore on centre stringer. Good idea anyway as this is a delicate model. Don't forget to reverse the angle of the nose former on one half!
Andy Hopkins - 04/06/2020
Herewith some pics of recent build of Flying Minutes [main pic, 003-006]. Built very close to plan including delicate wing centre struts, Have used wire in some places instead of thin bamboo as had none. Did use bamboo U/C legs and very thin alloy tube for U/C leg supports. Carbon fibre instead of cardboard tube and dowel for wing joiner. ( Both lighter and available.) Prop carving was fun and balanced to within weight of dressmakers pin first time!
Andy Hopkins - 15/06/2020
Hi Mary, It also flew 'off the board' . No trimming required. Not too many turns as quite small field. U/C proved a bit delicate as did the mounting tube balsa former. F3 best in lite-ply or hard balsa and the cane legs need to be fresh not taken out of the garden!! One very brittle and snapped. Other tore mounting loose. Quickly fixed and well worth the build. Covered in Solarspan not tissue to make it more durable. All up weight without rubber was 161 gms or in more understandable units 5-5/8 ozs. 4 pics enclosed [008-011].
Andy Hopkins - 22/06/2020
Dear Mary, Apparently my build is in the latest Aeromodeller (May 2022). I am not in UK so haven't seen article yet. Hope they mention Outerzone. Thanks,
Andy Hopkins - 16/05/2022
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