Full size printed plans Peanut Scale Gloucestershire Gannet Construction is quite straightforward
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Construction is quite straightforward, so detailed building instructions are not given; instead, the following observations by Ray himself may be of interest.
One Full size Printed plan on an 11” x 17” sheet
Two Pages of notes and photos
By Ray Johnson's
THE FULL-SIZE Gloucestershire Gannet was, by any standards, a delightful, pretty and diminutive craft. Unhappily it was not attended by good fortune One of several intriguing craft designed for the 1923 Daily Mail Lympne light aeroplane trials, the little Gannet (the work of H.P. Folland) possessed no airframe faults but was beset by problems from its unusual and untried engine, a 750cc twin two-stroke which had been specially designed for it by John Carden. Admirable in concept the motor may have been, but overheating troubles and difficulties with its oil and petrol systems ruled it out as a reliable proposition. The Gannet itself was a charming machine, particularly attractive, no doubt, in its house colours of ultramarine fuselage and white surfaces.