Ray Stits did it in the 1950's... We Can Do It Today
Keep the Imagination Going
Stits 2- place Flut-R-Bug Model SA6B. Drawing was
made October 1955. Click on picture to enlarge

Drawing has been scanned from an original Stits
brochure
A scan from the original data sheet
supplied by Stits on the SkyBaby
Click on the photos to enlarge.
Stits Playmate Model SA-11A  
3- place take -it- home (wings fold)
Sport Plane
Picture was scanned from an original
brochure
Copyright © 2000- 2014 by Richard W. Fraser  All Rights Reserved
PLAYBOY  - Single Place
Fully Aerobatic
SKY BABY   
Worlds Smallest
Aircraft at One
Point in Time

SKY BABY   as it
appeared in an Early Life
Magazine Issue
PLAYMATE   3 Place
Take-It-Home folding
wings
Sport Plane Model
SA-11A
( N5K is the original )
Ray_Stits_Aircraft


The start of Rick
Henderson's Restoration
Project on a 1955 Ray
Stits built SA3B, S/N 5
Thanks Rick for the photos.
This project will be updated
here as you progress.

An original photo of Rick's
aircraft N38K is shown below
in column 1, row 3 with a
different color arrangement


Our thanks go out to Axel Darling
who furnished these original
photos. Ax worked for Ray Stits in
the 1950's and flew some of the

Ax passed away in July, 2008.



Previously
shown above



Titles for each photo will be added for models as time permits. We have
them, but just ran out of time to include them.
Drawing
Number

A-1000
F-1000A
F-1000
F-1000
F-1000
T-1000
W-1000
W-1000
W-1000
W-1000
L-1000
L-1000
C-1000
M-1000
W-1000
C-1000
X-1000
NA
NA
Drawing
Title

Three View
Fuselage Assembly
Fuselage Layout
Fuselage Details
Fuselage Details
Tail Surface Details
Wing Assembly
Wing Assembly
Wing Layout & Spar Details
Wing & Strut Details
M.L.G. & Brake Details
Nose Gear Details
Control System Details
Misc. Details
Wing Rib Layout & Aileron Details
Dual Control Installation
Wing Carrying Rack & Tow Bar Assembly
Construction Procedure
Design Change
Sheet
No.

1     
2
3
4
5    
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
3A        
SDASM
Cat. No.

RD-1824
RD-1825
RD-1826
RD-1827
RD-1828
RD-1829
RD-1830
RD-1831
RD-1832
RD-1833
RD-1834
RD-1835
RD-1836
RD-1837
RD-1838
RD-1839
RD-1840
RD-1841
RD-1842
Size


19" x 25"
19" x 25"
19" x 25"
19" x 25"
19" x 25"
19" x 25"
19" x 25"
19" x 25"
19" x 25"
19" x 25"
19" x 25"
19" x 25"
24" x 18"
24" x 18"
24" x 56"
24" x 18"
24" x 18"
39" x 27"
24" x 18"
Drawings are available from the San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM).  Contact the
museum for current costs / delivery methods. Individual or all drawings may be ordered.
STITS SA-6B FLUT-R-BUG DRAWING LIST



A scan from the
original brochure
cover for the
Stits Flut-R-Bug
The plane was built in
'62 by Rudy Flaig. It
hung in his hanger
for 25 yrs.  John
bought it and
freshened the
engine.  The original
prop was gifted back
to the airplane.  John
now flies it on a
regular basis.
John McClain's pretty N68638
single place Stits SA3A.
Thanks for the nice photos John
Comparison Chart courtesy of aerospaceweb.org
Between 1948 and 1965, Ray Stits designed and built 15 sport aircraft. These
included:
  • Stits Junior, SA-1, world's smallest monoplane, 8' 10" span, 1948.
  • Stits Sky Baby, SA-2, worlds smallest biplane, 7' 2" span, 1951.
  • Stits Playboy, SA-3A, 2-3 place, 1952.
  • Stits-Besler Executive, folding wing, 1954.
  • Stits Playboy, 2-place, 1955.
  • Stits Flut-R-Bug, SA-5A, 1955.
  • Stits Flut-R-Bug, SA-5B, 1955.
  • Stits Flut-R-Bug, SA-6A, 2-place tandem, 1955.
  • Stits Flut-R-Bug, SA-6B, 2-place tandem, 1956.
  • Stits Flut-R-Bug, SA-6C, 2-place side by side, 1956.
  • Stits Skycoupe, 2-place. 1956.
  • Stits Skeeto, 265 pound ultralight, 1957.
  • Stits Skycoupe, SA-7B, 2-place, 1957.
  • Stits Skycoupe, SA-9A, 2-place, type certified, 1957-61.
  • Stits Playmate, 2/3-place, folding wing, 1963-65.
The above information was composed by David A. Gustafson and published in
Sport Aviation, 03/1988, page 43. Taken in part from Steen Aero Lab's presentation.
There are drawings of the Stit's Playboy fuselage available
for purchase from The San Diego Air & Space Museum. The
drawing numbers are listed above. Contact their Library
Archive department





Michell will be
providing additional
photos of his SA7D. It
has Serial Number
003 and was  
manufactured in 1969.

The engine is a
Licoming 0-235
series.
Michell Echeverri's very rare Hergert-Stits Serial Number 003 SA7D.
N2837is still flying and, possibly the only one. Thanks for your photo Mich. I believe that Ray
would be proud to see it in the good condition and, still being flown.
Michell lives in Peoria, Arizona USA.
Ray Stits Aircraft

FRASER AERO TECHNOLOGY COMPANY  
Steve Madsen's SA 6B with a conventional tail dragger
configuration. Looks like the construction quality is really great.
Many thanks to William T. Larkins for providing this photo of the Stits Bessler
Executive, 1954.  The fuselage looks a lot like being used for the
Stits Playmate in 1963-1965.
Three beautiful photos of the Stits Sky Baby shown here with permission from the
photographer, Randy Roberts at WordPress.com. Thank you for your contribution Randy.
Click here to view all of Randy's beautiful photo presentations
Mr. Ray Stits
Photo courtesy of Robert Goyer Editor-in-Chief, Flying
David Gustafson, Ph.D
Stephanie Northcutt, Bonnier Corp.
Ray Stits and his Sky Baby
Photo courtesy of Robert Goyer Editor-in-Chief, Flying
David Gustafson, Ph.D
Stephanie Northcutt, Bonnier Corp.
Photos courtesy of Robert Goyer
Editor-in-Chief,
Flying
David Gustafson, Ph.D
Stephanie Northcutt, Bonnier Corp.