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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. Highlighted in this image is the nose of the Stits SA-2A Sky Baby.

Created:

03/21/2019

Photographer:

Eric Long

ID #:

NASM2020-00129

Source:

Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum

Copyright/Owner:

Smithsonian Institution

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Public Domain

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No Known Copyright or Other Restrictions

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