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Based on the earlier LA3, the LA4 Minor was designed by C.H.Latimer-Needham and first manufactured at a new factory, the Phoenix Works, Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire England. Designed for home construction the early models were powered by a 40 h.p. ABC Scorpion two cylinder air cooled engine. The factory burnt down in 1943 and Luton Aircraft closed down. In 1958 Latimer-Needham started a new company along with A.W.J.G. Ord-Hume to take over the design rights of the Minor. The revised model being known as the LA4A.
Power Plant Typically 1 x 55 h.p. Lycoming 0-145-A2
Span 25'0" Length 20'0" Height 6'3" Wing area 125 sq ft
Empty weight 450 lb Loaded weight 750 lb
Maximum Speed 85 mph Range 180 miles