1969 Baby Ace D S/N 101, N6112 TTAF: 745.34 hours, $4500.
First Flight 5/24/69, Last flight was in 1998.
Built with an open cockpit by EAA Chapter 61, of Charlestown, NH through most of the 60’s. Later purchased by Chapter president, Norm Paulhus, and converted to cabin model, increasing empty weight from 588# to 628#. Has 16 gallon gas tank and a gross weight of 950#.
Engine is a Continental A65-8, S/N T-031740, with 1783.4 TT. Bought military surplus in late 40’s with 318 hours on her. Run to 838 hours TT in another aircraft, then installed in N6112. MOH’d in August, 74 at 1142.45 TT, and again in July, 93 at 1714.45 TT, and TOH’d in November, 97 at 1771.65 TT. Bendix shielded mags: left was OH’d when engine was topped. Since the prop is not mounted on her, her cylinder compressions are unknown at this time.
Met-L Prop with hub (no prop log), 16” spoked motorcycle wheels, set of Federal SC-1 skis. Fabric (Stits) is still good, but needs some patching and sewing here and there…or you could recover her.
Aircraft is ~99% complete, as some parts and hardware may have become misplaced or lost over the years. For example, the left wingtip bow was removed years ago, then mistakenly sold to someone for their Champ wing. The left, lower, main landing gear strut will need to be repaired/replaced, as it was broken when it fell into a large woodchuck hole on roll out during its last landing. She’s well built and will make someone a nice, 4 season, solo flyer. No electrical system, no avionics. All the logbooks, the roll of original plans, the pink C of A, and many other documents are there, but there are no construction photos or a builders’ log. The N6112 registration has expired, but is still currently available, according the FAA’s database.
Her principal builder/owner, Norm Paulhus, of Charlestown, NH, was heavily involved in GA for over 5 decades. He passed away about 8 years ago and his widow, Shirley, is now at a point in her life where she’d like to sell the family farm and move into a smaller place. The Baby Ace lives in the barn that Norm converted into a hangar, so we’re literally “cleaning out the barn” in preparation to sell the place. Come take a look, and maybe take her home!
Soft landings, Andy
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