Aeroplane Monthly 1981-11
But in case the reader thinks that the true amateur spirit has been lost, one only needed to look at the twin-engined high wing monoplane known as the Hudson Thing. Built in the true homebuilt spirit by a sprightly old gentleman from selected commercial material,
the airframe cost about $500. Certainly the overall lines are somewhat 1920s in style, but none the worse for that. Two Briggs and Stratton 4-stroke 2-cyl engines of less than 700 c.c. each have enabled the owner to fly many an economical mile over the wide territories of the USA, at Piper Cub speed.