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Nov 08, 2011, 08:07 AM
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Following are a cleaner version of the Pilot Baby Plans. I am not sure if anyone has had much experience with this plane. But I essentially learned to fly with this bird. I would simply toss over a field of tall grass and after a couple of crazy flights I got the hang of it. Of course it was flown with full size radio gear at the time (mid 80's), weighed a ton but still flew very well and had a decently flat glide.

It is on my short list to build another!
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Nov 08, 2011, 08:09 AM
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oops here they are in two posts...
Nov 08, 2011, 08:10 AM
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...and part two! of the Pilot Baby Plans
Nov 08, 2011, 09:25 AM
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Ripplewave --

Thanks for posting the cleaner plan set. I've combined both pages into a single PDF for those interested. Since the dimensions are given in mm, here are the conversions to the nearest English measurements.

1.5 mm ==> 1/16"
2 mm ==> 3/32"
3 mm ==> 1/8"
6 mm ==> 1/4"
12 mm ==> 1/2"

Length: 26 3/4"
Span: 36 5/8"
Area: 210 sq. in.

Last edited by Andrew0820; Nov 12, 2011 at 09:12 AM.
Nov 08, 2011, 10:41 AM
Fly it or get rid of it
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Originally Posted by Andrew0820
How fast do you want to go? These are not ARFs, but plans for two very nice 1/2A designs by Patrick Ulmer. The Blink is probably about as fast as you would care to fly. The DNU is quick, but a nice all around plane. Both are easily built and have low parts counts.

A number of folks have built these planes, expecially the DNU, and been quite pleased with the performance.


EDIT: Check Select Hobbies. Steve carries a number of good 1/2A kits, including the DNU and Skydrill.
Thanks, I am going to get started on this DNU with a Novel .061 it should really scream.............

Nov 08, 2011, 12:45 PM
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Congrats my friends ripplewave and Andrew0820.
Very good job in plans Baby Pilot.
Nov 08, 2011, 06:59 PM
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Thanks Andrew for putting the files together. I am glad I was able to find them. I have also found another Pilot kit plan. It is attached...

hlsat if you build a Baby keep us all posted.
Nov 09, 2011, 05:44 AM
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He has written ripplewave.
hlsat if you build a Baby keep us all posted.

The most recent baby I made is an enlarge of plans around 10% three years ago for engine Os Max 10Fsr.
Control of three channels.
Look Foto.
Nov 09, 2011, 06:58 AM
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Looks good hslat! I bet it flies as good as it looks!
Nov 09, 2011, 01:22 PM
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I make a request because I'm a lover of company aircraft Pilot of any size engine friend who has plans and can upload them.
The same will do.
I have several RC and CL.
I think it was one of the best companies that no longer exist.
Historically therefore, it was good to happen such an effort.
Sure there are many friends who will want to have those plans.
Nov 09, 2011, 03:47 PM
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I have three Pilot kits right now waiting to be built. I just wish I had a wide format scanner to scan them and post them.
Nov 10, 2011, 05:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ripplewave
I have three Pilot kits right now waiting to be built. I just wish I had a wide format scanner to scan them and post them.
And I therefore expect a large scanner to scan these plans I have.
I will not be scanned by the scanner in a small pieces of A4 page as I did the Baby or the Micro parasol.
Would expect the court when you're ready.
Thanks Elijah
Nov 10, 2011, 07:19 AM
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You can also try tacking plans to the wall and taking a high quality photograph of them. You will of course need to adjust for scales at printing shop.

- boingk
Nov 11, 2011, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Mooney_Driver
wonder if anyone has the Pilot BOX FLY plans from the early 70's? It used a foam wing and was a kit?

Originally Posted by hlsat
Why not 1/2A the Baby Pilot
Because I still have part of the Box Fly and want to get it back together. I at least need the wing plans or at least the root and tip rib patterns to burn another styrofoam wing but would prefer a built up wing.

Thank you.
Nov 11, 2011, 11:23 PM
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Thanks for posting the Little Tony plans ripplewave, I think I'll build it.
For the Pilot Baby fans in this thread, here's mine still flying after 20 odd years.

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