Flybaby Biplane

Build Thread


    The Flybaby Biplane is an early 60's homebuilt design by the well known Hurst Bowers, powered with a Continental A-65 engine. The full scale Flybaby was a very stable and docile flyer, and the model lives up to its full scale counterpart very nicely, making for a terrific scale Park Flyer.

    The Flybaby is done in 1:8 scale, so is large enough to have a great "presence" in the air, yet is built nice and light making it a perfect addition to anyone's collection of slow flying models that can be easily flown on small parks and flying fields. The Flybaby is a very stable flyer with nice slow take-off and landing speeds. The model features true-to-scale outlines, but uses a proven flat bottom airfoil to simplify the build.

Specs: Wingspan- 33" Top and Bottom    Length- 30"    Wing Area- 350 Sq. In.     Flying Wt.- 14.9 oz.   Wing Loading- 6.13 oz. / Sq. Ft.

          Power:    E-Flight Park 370 (1080 KV) Outrunner, 20 Amp ESC, APC 9-6E or GWS 9-5DD Propeller, and a Thunderpower 1320 mah 2S Li-Poly Battery.

          Guidance:    4 ch. R/C using 4 Sub-Micro Servos- 1 ea. Rudder and Elevator and 1 for each Aileron and a Spektrum AR-6000 Rx.

    The Flybaby is a terrific flyer and requires only intermediate skills to fly. Unlike most scale biplanes, the ailerons exhibit very little of adverse yaw, so little or no rudder input is needed.

    The Short Kit includes 3 highly detailed plans sheets that include lots of "Build-on" drawings as well as several cross sectional views and detail drawings to clarify those more confusing areas of the build. Also included are templates for the the bowing patterns, wire bending patterns for the Landing Gear and Cabane Struts and pertinent building notes and instructions. And if that's not enough, Parts I. D. Sheets and a complete Additional Materials list that includes the recommended power and radio components is included as well. The Laser Cut parts are contained on 9 Balsa (7) and Ply (2) Sheets. Also included is a Vac-Formed plastic Parts Pack that  includes the cowl, and detailed dummy Continental engine.


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