Updated 13 June 2019
See my Buying Used Fly Babies page for what to look for, when evaluating a flying aircraft.
Jim Thomas has a project for sale. Spars are finishes, the
ribs all cut and ready to assemble wings. Compression struts are
fabricated. The fuselage box is assembled and the landing gear
legs are are made. Have some spare wood and miscellaneous spare
rib pieces. Because of the size of the spars it would be difficult
to ship so you'll have to work that out with Jim. Asking
$900.00 OBO. He's in Tucson, AZ. Phone is 727 470 8252 email
firstname.lastname@example.org. [Sept 2019.]
Brent Matheson has a partially (mostly)-completed Fly Baby for
sale. It's pretty much finished, except for the covering,
and he has the ceconite fabric and five gallons of dope along with
the other covering supplies. The Flybaby is fitted
with an A-65 Continental engine which he bought as a run-out and
then rebuilt. He's located in Balsam Lake, WI, which is
about 60 miles east of Minneapolis, MN. He's looking
for about $4,000. email@example.com
Be advised: This not your wimpy little 3" shoulder patch. The goal was to duplicate the look of the squadrom patches worn on WWII flying jackets. This patch is a big, bold, five inches in diameter...it's larger than the palm of your hand.
Years ago, I showed Pete Bowers the nose art on my airplane, which was cribbed from a "Far Side" cartoon. Pete said he liked it because it included the original "Fly Baby" lettering/nose art from N500F. Hence, the new patch shows Roscoe atop the same yellow lettering on the red background, just like Pete had on the original plane.
I'm asking $10 for the first patch, and $8 each for additional
patches ordered at the same time. Email me for the ordering
It's been a long-time tradition for aircraft to carry nose art,
and Roscoe is as worthy as they come. When Hans Tiejgeler
bought his Fly Baby in mid-2014, he wanted some big 'ol Roscoes on
Print shops being what they are, it cost about the same for Hans
to print up a couple dozen as for just a couple. I bought
his extra, and now you can proudly plaster Roscoe over whatever
surfaces you want...nose, tail, rear hatch of the wife's SUV,
There are two sizes: One is about 14 inches long, and the
other is about seven. They're both the peel-and-stick kind,
with existing scoring around the black outline of the image (so
you attach just Roscoe, not the white paper surrounding). I
don't have a "left hand" image...so Roscoe will have to be flying
backwards on the left side of the plane. That is *so* like
The price, including postage, is $8 for the small ones ($12 for a
pair), or $15 for the big ones ($25 for a pair). Email me at
firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested.
These images are mirrored since that's how you print on the
T-shirt transfer material. The material can be found at
nearly any office supply store (Office Depot, Stapes, Office Max,
etc.). I'd buy a pack of three T-shirts and count on wasting
at least one on the first try.
Craig Goodwin developed some artwork for using a laser to show
the Fly Baby silhouette and logo on his baggage door:
All the files are in this single ZIP File.
The ".AI" file is Craig's original, and the SVG files have each of
the elements separate to have the outlines made.
This are of pretty good interest to Fly Baby builders. There are a number of hints and suggestions, and a total of 200 pages (printed double-sided, so there are only 100 sheets). Be advised there is an equal amount of "What Joe Smith is working on now" sort of information...vital and informative when the newsletter is mailed out, but of less use to builders thirty years later. It's fun to read, though.
Anyway, I ran some copies for the Fly Baby mailing list members, and have about five left. I'm selling these for $20, US Postage paid. Email me for ordering information.
These the bulletins are also available for free download. A few
hard copies are still available. If you prefer, I'll send
you a CD with all the content for $5 (postpaid).
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