The Fly Baby is a single-seat, open cockpit, folding wing monoplane powered by engines ranging from 65 to 100 HP. It was originally designed in 1960 to compete in the first (and so far, only EAA design competition). It is built primarily of wood, with fabric covering. Most are powered by Continental A-65, C-75, C-85, or O-200 engines. Performance is sprightly; a bit better than that of, say, an Aeronca Champ. The Fly Baby can be built as a biplane as well as a monoplane. The two monoplane wing panels are replaced by four smaller ones, plus a center section for the top wing. The aircraft can be switched back and forth between versions in about an hour, but it does take a helper. The biplane, while cool in concept, doesn’t really offer too much. It’s slower, and the wings don’t fold. Still, its sweptback upper wings make it look a bit like a Bucker or Tiger Moth in the air, so if you’d really rather have a biplane, the Fly Baby would do the trick. Listing given to Wicks Aircraft upon designers request. Prices subject to change without notice.
Bowers Flybaby Aircraft Kit