Art Bondar’s first RC airplane, flown here by Paul Butcher.

We asked Art about this plane:

I can’t recall much detail on the Luton Minor except that I enjoyed building it – the type of construction that I like. It was my entry into radio control, and the plane was in a sense, a free flight model with rudder control. It was also my first taste of covering with Micro Film.  I remember cutting the stabilizer and hinging it for elevator control.I think that with the elevator control and lack of experience, I stalled the plane at some point, and cartwheeled it into the ground. I don’t remember the engine , except that the gas tank was small and did not allow much flying time.