||Bob Hunt's Fly Baby, right
before his first flight on 9/1/04. It has a 65
Continental and a McCauly 7448 metal prop, with no
electrical system. Empty weight is 667lbs, and
it indicates 80 knots at 2200 RPM. Bob sold this
plane in late 2007 to Joe Dougherty, who did some major upgrades.
||Note the extended dorsal fin and the
canopy arrangement on this early bird. Don Taylor
reports, "My Fly Baby was at Rockford in l968, Pete Bowers
flew it there. It was a fine airplane, I flew it l64
hours, sold it to a friend, then two other friends owned it
here in Evansville. The plane had 368 hours on it, the
next owner got drunk and destroyed the plane, he
survived." Taylor later built several homebuilts
of his own design...probably the neatest was the "Tinker
Toy" shown here. He says the wings were
basically of Fly Baby design, only all-aluminum!
||Andy Gutow's Fly Baby had
kind of cropped wingtips, squared-off rudder, and a custom
trailer. He recently sold it.
Davenport owned this Fly Baby, he lived in Hawaii and kept
his Fly Baby in California. He came back to the
mainland several times a year to fly the plane, including
trips to Oshkosh and Kitty Hawk. Jim Stowe bought this
plane in July 2006. Wendell bought another one in 2007!
Fly Baby N366RZ has an
A-65 and was built by Richard Zediker in 1967. Tom
Baker of Spokane, WA, bought this plane in the summer of
||John Crate, of Orillia Ontario,
first flew C-FSMP in 1993.
||Ray Romeu sent this picture of
Claude Norton's A65-powered Fly Baby, N193CB.
Fuselage was built by Claude and wings were built by
his son, Brian. Finish is silver dope. Based out of
Charlotte County Airport in Punta Gorda FL. It's built
to plans except the bulkhead behind the seat was moved back
5" for more leg room. I'm trying to get more
information on the modification.
||N6119R has a 65 hp
Franklin engine and a Sterba prop. It was constructed
by Harry Myers of Willcox, Arizona, and the current owner is
Mark Steele of Mesquite, Texas.
||N4235A is listed as being owned by
Russell Scheutz of Huntington Beach, California. Doug
Seward shot these pictures in Corona, CA. It has a
very interesting instrument panel layout, including
what looks to be an attitude indicator.
||Bob Brunn's Fly Baby is based
at Guelph (Ontario) airport. Brian Cox reports that
it's one of a batch of builders from Mississauga who, years
ago, bought supplies together and built a number of them at
the same time. It took about five years for Brunn to
rebuild. It has stringers outside of the
fuselage to give it a rounder shape, and an O-200
mounted up front.