The Miles M.13 Hobby was a small low-winged monoplane built for racing and research in the United Kingdom just before World War II. A single engined single seater, it ended its days in the wind tunnel at the R.A.E.
Design and development
The Hobby, named like many other aircraft designed by F. G. Miles after a bird of prey, was a small low winged cantilever monoplane powered by an inverted, inline 145 hp (108 kW) de Havilland Gipsy Major 2 engine driving a two-blade variable-pitch propeller. It was intended both as a racer and as an aerodynamic research aircraft. It was a wooden aircraft with spruce frames for both fuselage and flying surfaces with a birch plywood skin and a final cover of doped fabric. It was unusual, particularly for a monoplane, in having a span less than its length. The rudder alone was horn balanced. The pilot's cockpit, placed at the wing trailing edge was enclosed and ne