Thursday, February 18, 2010

LUTON “MAJOR”



STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 1,030. Empty wt. 600. Fuel capacity 13. Wingspan 35'2". Length 23'9".
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 120. Cruise mph 105. Stall mph 35. Climb rate 750. Takeoff run 250. Landing roll 150. Range 300.

The Luton Major was first flown in 1939. This twoseat high-wing monoplane features an airframe that is similar to the Luton Minor. Its wings are vee-bracing struts and fold back along the fuselage for towing. The fuselage is an all wood structure covered with plywood. Power is provided by a 55- to 65-hp Lycoming or 65- to 85-hp Continental.



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