The Baby Great Lakes (one place) and Buddy Great Lakes (two place) aircraft are well proven designs which are easy to construct and fly, provide classic good looks, and are aerobatic. Construction is of wood and steel tubing and plans are well presented for the first time builder. We acquired all rights to these designs in May 1996 and now offers packs, plans, raw materials kits, and pre-fabricated kits for these fine aircraft. Contact us for information on info packs and plans.
Note: The Baby Great Lakes Main Tank Standard holds 10 gallons. The Baby Great Lakes Tank Stretch is 3" longer and holds 11 gallons.
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I re-built and currently own Super Baby Lakes N-4611S. It's awesome with a 135 HP Lycoming O-290-D2, Wood prop, Madrid Red paint and White accents, 15 gallon tank, Starter, Alternator, Radio and Transponder. It flies aerobatics every time it's up and is simply a little Hot Rod! Call me at 860-639-1813 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The plans arrived in good shape and included almost all the information that one would need to build the plane. However, it lacks the construction manual which is definitely needed to construct the plane properly. So after buying plans for $295 dollars I will also have to find and purchase the manual elsewhere as Spruce does not carry it or even knows it exists.
Please note, Aircraft Spruce's personnel are not certified aircraft mechanics and can only provide general support and ideas, which should not be relied upon or implemented in lieu of consulting an A&P or other qualified technician. Aircraft Spruce assumes no responsibility or liability for any issue or problem which may arise from any repair, modification or other work done from this knowledge base. Any product eligibility information provided here is based on general application guides and we recommend always referring to your specific aircraft parts manual, the parts manufacturer or consulting with a qualified mechanic.