||Yow! Not only a cool looking
Fly Baby, but drawings showing how it was done! This
photo is courtesy
page. This airplane was built in Argentina, and
page includes the official drawings needed for governmental
Patnaude just bought N357G and flew it 250 miles home.
ready for action in these photos. The air-to-air one
was taken by
Staples took the air-to-air shot of his grandfather Tom's
C-GJTS. Tom Staples is from Victoria BC. The
canopy may look
like that an ME-109, but he has a circular stick grip (a la
make up for it.
Smeltzer's N133DH. His has *all* the "high speed" mods
a canopy...pressure cowling, faired-in landing gear legs,
fairing on the
axle, even faired-in flying and landing wire pairs.
This photo was
taken at Oshkosh 2003, just after Mike Van Wyk had restored
bought it in late 2007 from the person who'd purchased it
from Van Wyk.
||Speaking of High Speed...
||Here's another Fly Baby
with a WWI
cosmetic job, N507 is a biplane in the process of being put
back into flying
condition. "Schatzi" was built by a man named Cronk in
is currently owned by Michael Vessels. The power plant
is a Lyc 0-290-D2,
with a big carb, but it still only a cruise of 95 to 100
big WWI style wheels are from a Harley Davidson Trike.
Conn's N3826 was built by a man in Missouri, with
in 1963 and first flight in 1966.
||Jim Holbrook bought this
bird ...I especially like the "reverse" of the regular paint
the white on the front of the plane and leading edge of the
than the darker color up front. He's the seventh owner
of this N1289F.
The previous owner did a ground-up restoration over a
was built by Michael Shallbetter with the help of Greg
has the C-85 12-F engine with B&C light weight starter
Eric Simpson bought in late 2003, and Mike Marron bought it
from Eric in
Jenkins just bought Will Kroger's Fly Baby. N4688T was
built in 1965
by Clarence Brueggeman of Norfolk Neb, and still has the
and paint. It also has a canopy, split axle, and a