Corben Baby Ace

by Ace Aircraft Company
Corben Baby Ace - Photo #1

This is the single place Baby Ace Model D, a smaller version of the two place Junior Ace Model E aircraft. Both aircraft models are sold as kits.

As early as the 1920s, Mr. Orland G. Corben believed that flying should not be a rich man's luxury. He saw the need for an aircraft that was properly designed, inexpensive to build, and safe and easy to fly. To recognize this goal, Mr. Corben created the first homebuilt airplane, the Baby Ace. In 1954, Paul Poberenzy, who a year earlier had founded the still fledgling Experimental Aircraft Association, built a Baby Ace aircraft as a three part series in Mechanix Illustrated. The success of the articles caused an explosion in the homebuilt movement. The Baby Ace that Mr. Poberenzy built for Mechanix Illustrated is now in the EAA AirVenture Museum.

Today, you can build and own an aircraft with a history almost as old as powered flight itself. The Ace Aircraft Company offers plans and kits for the single place Baby Ace Model D and the two place Junior Ace Model E aircraft, and we are currently pursuing FAA certification to build Ace aircraft ready to fly away. And all Ace aircraft meet the standards for the new Light-Sport Aircraft category. Indeed, Mr. Corben's dream in the 1920s of well designed, inexpensive, and safe homebuilt aircraft is still being realized today.

The price is for kit.



Empty weight:
575 lbs (261 kg)
950 lbs (431 kg)
Stall speed:
30 kts (35 mph) (56 kph)
Cruise speed:
87 kts (100 mph) (161 kph)
96 kts (110 mph) (178 kph)
1200 ft/min (6.1 m/s)
Take-off distance:
300 ft (91 m)
Landing distance:
250 ft (76 m)
Continental, Lycoming, Jabiru, and Rotax. 65-100 hp
For sale for: USD 18,950 / EUR 17,434


Corben Baby Ace - Photo #2


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