Folding Wings

 

 

 

An enterprising amateur (William Mason) built a folding wing Minor prior to WWII. The powerplant was an Aeronca JAP engine, but the project never acquired a G- registration.  Arthur Ord-Hume rediscovered this aircraft in SE London in the late 1970s.  Arthur writes in his book (Flight On Frail Wings) that he subsequently lost touch with its owner and heard no more about it.

Does anyone know the whereabouts or the fate of this variant? It would be exciting to rediscover it and see it take to the air...

Arthur Ord-Hume also designed his own folding wing Minor variant, named the O-H4B Minor, in 1972.  A drawing of this design is illustrated below.