Stits SA-2A Sky Baby

Stits SA-2A Sky Baby on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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On a dare from another pilot, Ray Stits designed and built the Sky Baby at his home in Riverside, California, to prove that he could build the world's smallest man-carrying airplane. To keep the overall dimensions of the SA-2A as small as possible, Stits chose a biplane layout with negative-stagger, full-cantilever wings, and a conventional, cruciform empennage.

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