FLY BABY
FLY BABY

Manufacturer

BOWERS

Markings:

Roy McCalden, Tucson, Arizona, 1977

Registration:

N49992

BOWERS FLY BABY

In 1962, the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) held its first and only homebuilt aircraft design contest. The winner was Peter Bowers, "Fly Baby". The aircraft is an extremely simple wood and fabric design intended to be simple to build. The plans for the aircraft were published in the EAA's Sport Aviation magazine beginning in January 1963. The Fly Baby proved to be a very adaptable design and Bowers modified his aircraft into both a seaplane and a biplane.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 28 ft
  • Length: 18 ft 10 in
  • Height: 6 ft 11 in
  • Weight: 925 lbs (loaded)
  • Max. Speed: 120 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 15,000 ft
  • Range: 300 miles
  • Engines: 1 A-65-8 with 65 horsepower
  • Crew: 1