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Return to Main Menu Howard Jones from Perth, Australia, was involved with the completion of an O-200 powered Fly Baby, and sent along the following performance figures. These were the measured results from a field at 50 foot elevation during a 68-degree (F) day, with no wind: Distance of ground run 265 feet/81 metreslift off to 50' 450 feet/137 metrestotal distance 715 feet/218 metresadd 30% safety factor = 925 feet/283 metres Take off Distance Speed at 50ft 57 MPH/50 KIAS50' to touchdown 640 feet/196 metresground roll 660 feet/201 metres (moderate braking)add 30% safety factor = 1700 feet 516 metres recommended landing distance.Suggested minimum runway distance for this aircraft: 1975 feet/600 metres. A 2,000 foot runway is pretty much my threshold of "pucker factor".Return to Main Menu 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).My advice: Build a monoplane first, to have something to fly, and build the biplane wings in your spare time after the first flight.The biplane wings take longer to build, since there are four panels and a center section, and they're swept rather than straight.
And if you add up all the time we did what they're doing right now, Blanche still should have been home 15 minutes ago.It has a wingspan just two feet less than a Cessna 150. Pete Bowers is six feet two inches tall, and I weigh about 250 pounds.That gives you an idea of the range of sizes that can be accommodated.Performance is sprightly; a bit better than that of, say, an Aeronca Champ.While a single-seat airplane, the Fly Baby isn't small.