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Manufacturer: Clutton-Tabenor
Model: Fred Series 2
Operating Life: 1963​~
Registration: G-BNZR
UAS Location: Hangar 1

FRED Series 2

Clutton Tabenor Fred Series 2, with its VW Beetle car engine in the Ulster Aviation Society.  Image: Mark J. Cairns
The "Fred" on stage during the rehearsals for the Society's 50th Anniversary Dinner in late Sept 2018

A single-seat wood and fabric, parasol, monoplane, powered originally by a Triumph 5T motorcycle engine but by 1968 it was flying with a converted VW Beetle car engine.

 

The Continental A-65 65 hp (48 kW) four stroke power-plant has also been used. The plans were made available to allow the aircraft to be homebuilt and 30-40 examples have been built around the world.

Image: MARK J. CAIRNS

Image: MARK J. CAIRNS