Fly Babies and Goodies For Sale


Updated 14 December 2013


Airplanes And Projects

Flying Aircraft For sale
Flying Aircraft Wanted
Projects, Engines, Components for Sale
Projects Wanted

Note:  A number of these listings are pretty old.  No telling if the item is still available....I usually wait to hear from the owner to remove the ad.

Flying Aircraft

This is offered as a general service, no assessment of value or quality should be assumed from being listed here. Please notify me when the item is no longer current.  The dates in brackets are the dates the information was added to the page.

See my Buying Used Fly Babies page for what to look for, when evaluating a flying aircraft.

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For Sale

Dave Clarke of Bellingham Washington has a Fly Baby for sale.  60 hp Franklin engine, smooth running.  Folding wings, Stits fabric.  No electrics.  $6000.  [May 2008]
 

Ben Kaufman of Provo Utah is selling his recently-completed Fly Baby as their new Mooney is crowding it out of the hangar.   It has ten hours total time, and is currently out of annual.  It carries an A65 and Sensenich wood prop up front.  Telephone: 801-319-3218. [Dec 2007]
 
 

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Wanted

Glen Porter is looking for a Fly Baby project or completed aircraft, western states location preferred.  Send photos and information to Glen Porter, email address usmc(dot)maw@earthlink(dot)net. [Dec 2013]

Steve Borgess is looking for a flying Fly Baby: monoplane, open cockpit/open cowl, and with an excellent construction, maitenance, ownership, and storage history. Pictures, price, and details to: swborgess@verizon.net. [August 2010] 

Projects, Engines, and Components

For Sale

Larry Sherris and Jim Marshall are finishing up two Fly Babies, and have a bunch of left over/extra parts. This includes a fuselage, two partially completed wings, a center section for a biplane wing and N struts, a tail assembly, and a big box of metal parts.  He would like to sell it all together and would take $750 for all of it.  I can send photos to interested folks.  503 575 6246

Components or Projects Wanted

Craig Kehrer is looking for a Fly Baby in any condition, or even just Fly Baby parts. Contact Craig at 570-337-0048 or seacare2@yahoo.com [Dec 2012]

EAA Chapter 26 near St Louis seeks donation of Fly Baby project or complete airplane for education and EAA promotion purposes.  Will provide a tax-deduction receipt for fair value of donation.  Will pick up project if needed.  Contact Brian Kissinger, eaachp64@yahoo.com, or call 618-632-3697 {Feb 2009]


Fly Baby Goodies

Roscoe Patches

With Jeff Patnaude's permission, we took his flying baby artwork and turned it into a fantastic jacket patch.  We've named the baby "Roscoe" after famed 1930s pilot Roscoe Turner, hence the term "Roscoe Patch".  "Roscoe" was designed for Jeff by Pat Moriarity.

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 $7 for the first patch, and $6 each for additional patches ordered at the same time.  Email me for the ordering address.

 


Do-It-Yourself T-Shirts

The images that follow were the candidates for the Logo contest. With an ink-jet printer, you can make use these images to make iron-on transfers for your own T-Shirts.  Right-click on the title of the images you want, and select "Save Target As" or "Save Image As" (depends on your browser).  Or you can click on the image itself, and then right-click it and select "save picture."  The images range from 150K to 800K in size.

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.
 

Officall LogoOfficial Anniversary Logo

This was the winner of the contest...and Mr. Bowers' favorite, as well


Formation ArtFormation Logo

The formation contains a wide variety of Fly Baby variants, from the original prototype, to a biplane, to a plane with closed cowling and bubble canopy, and a Fly Baby floatplane.  All the depictions are based on real Fly Babies, although the one shown on floats has never had floats installed.  Some say this image isn't as dramatic as a T-Shirt since there's a lot of open white space in the image.
 

HeadonHeadon

Frenchman Jean-Pierre Nugyen's entry into the Fly Baby contest.
 

Air CorpsAir Corps

A combination of several ideas....


Other Fly Baby Stuff

I'm sorry, but this site tickles me so much I have to include it. Back in the "good old days," aviators of less-than-perfect vision could get prescription flying goggles . Looks like we STILL can, 'cept they're mostly meant for the motorcycle crowd.

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Available:  Reprints of The Fly Baby Bulletin

Back in the late '60s, Hayden Ferguson published a newsletter for Fly Baby builders.  Hayden has kindly provided me with a clean copy of all the newsletters, and permission to reprint them.

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).



Questions?  Email Ron Wanttaja .

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