Stits SA-2A Sky Baby

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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.

Created:

02/04/2014 2:52

Photographer:

Dane Penland

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A19730248000-NASM2019-00919

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Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

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Smithsonian Institution

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