Fly Baby Photos Page 6

Here's John Ten Cate's South African Fly Baby.  ZS-UVV was eventually sold, and suffered a fatal accident.
Jim Hulet sent me some pictures and a 1973 article on his "Bi-Fly Baby ;" a biplane version he designed himself, before Bowers developed the Biplane plans.
Hulet's biplane is still active but in the intervening years, received a welded steel-tube fuselage, landing gear, and tail section...note the subtle difference in the shape of the vertical stabilizer and rudder. Chris Eulberg, one of the more-recent owners of N6131, named the plane airplane "Punkin" and sent the tale of his first flight.  He sold it to Saundra Bolden of Pass Christian, Mississippi, and in December 2004 it was purchased by Bert Burril of Gulfport Miss.
Jim Houston sent me this picture of his spiffy red N1584 .
Bob Grimstead is an aviation writer currently living in Australia.  He's written several articles about Fly Babies, most recently about restoring Australia's one (and, at present) only Fly Baby.  VH-YFB was originally built by Ron MacPherson, who unfortunately died before he got a chance to fly it.  It bounced around through several owners until Bob bought in in 2002.  He's painted it  as a "Bristol Balderdash," a fictional British fighter from the between-wars era.  It includes armament as well!  He sold half-interest to Rick Verwoood at one point.  In late 2019, Andrew Morley bought it.  See the Photo Album of this aircraft.
Here's a rare one...a photo of the original Fly Baby, before the fuselage was lengthened.  It has the original N-Number of N13P... the FAA made Pete change it, as short numbers were restricted to small aircraft that couldn't carry larger ones.
In 2017, John Smutny found a trove of old Fly Baby photos, in the records of Dave Gauthier.  Another couple of N13P photos were found.
Another South African Fly Baby goes aloft, this one built by Renate Reeve.  She lives near Johannesburg, and bought this plane as an unfinished project.  The first flight of this O-235-powered beauty was in January 2004.  Says husband Doug, "Now I can see my wife again- I don't know what she looks like anymore and our dogs think she is a stranger.  She hijacked all the tools in our house-I am very proud of her, she put in about 6 hrs a day every weekday and about 14 hrs a day on weekends.  The plane looks fantastic- Well done Vulture." 
The Hevle Aviation two-seat tandem version, the "Hevle Classic,"  is now flying.  You can buy a kit for a steel-tube fuselage, or the plans to build a wood-fuselage version.  That's a picture of one of the builders, Eric Hevle.
Jack Hereford's HCI-radial-powered Fly Baby.  This airplane flew in 1997, but I've had no updates since since.  According to a letter Hereford sent Pete in 1997, the airplane had an empty weight around 506 lbs...that's 140 or so pounds lighter than the average Fly Baby.  Truss ribs, 3/32" ply (vs. 1/8"), mechanical brakes, and he says the radial was 30 lbs lighter than an A-65.
Dick Moga of Kerrville TN bought this Fly Baby in late 2006.  It was built by Ronald Trom and made its first flight in May, 1999.   It is powered by a  65 h.p. Continental that was overhauled to 0 time by an A&P mechanic.  It includes a tow release to assist the 'Armstrong' starter.  Update:  John Wells bought the plane in December 2009.