My plans-built Baby Lakes has been 31 years in the making before first flight on 22 May, 2013. I took a long break while building a Pulsar (OY-NIF). Finally, I had to clear the workshop, so I finished the job.
It is powered by an Aero Vee engine and empty weight is 230kg. The engine is being run in so no performance data yet.
I enjoy the open cockpit but get complains about wind noise when transmitting.
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Helping me fill the need and passion to fly up-side-down, my wife, Rocio, found this project for me. We stripped it down to the bare metal and rebuilt it from the ground up. A new set of plans were ordered and sections of the frame were redone (per plans) to fit my height and weight. New cables, pulleys, turnbuckles and instruments were all added. All the wood was also built from scratch. This included the stringers, floor, seat and instrument panel.
The most exciting part of the building process was the fabric. The PolyFiber System was easy to follow and it was
motivating to watch the aircraft transform from a frame into a plane.
This KINeSYS Baby Lakes climbs at 2000 feet per minute and has a cruise of 120 mph burning only 5 gallons per hour using the Continental A-80 engine. Designed and built for aerobatics, it has a VNE speed of 220 mph and is stressed for +/- 9g! After 800 hours of building, the fun begins!
Ron Bearer Jr.
Location: Titusville, Florida
e-mail address: Ron@SCAviationServices.com