This is the famous aircraft that launched an industry
as well as the Experimental Aircraft Association when plans for it were
published in Popular Mechanics in the early 50’s. It is lightweight,
easy to build, fun to fly and requires minimal maintenance. It has been
modified from the original Corben Baby Ace so that it can utilize aircraft
engines. The fuselage has also been widened, the horizontal stabilizer
was modified for easier construction and modern aircraft wheels and brakes
are now called for. With nearly a 34’ wingspan and Clark Y airfoil,
the Pober Junior Ace, designed by EAA founding president Paul Poberezny,
is docile in stall and landing patterns. Airframe is 4130 steel tubing,
wings are all wood and the recommended powerplant is a Continental C-85.
Empty weight of the Junior Ace is 750 pounds and gross capacity is 1,320
Plans can be ordered from Acro Sport, Inc., Box 462, Hales
Corners, WI 53130. Order your Junior Ace materials kits form Aircraft
Spruce, the approved materials supplier. Free kit list.