Joe Thomas Campbell's "Fly Baby"
Joe Thomas Campbell graduated from Morehead High School in 1964. He worked as a blacksmith and horse trainer for 25 years. A dream that became reality for Joel was to learn to fly. In 1986 he received his private pilots license. With this accomplished, he decided that he was going to build a homebuilt plane.
A pro at building and flying radio control planes, he put his homebuilding into action in August 1990. Joel worked and put many hours into this plane and with the help and advice of many friends, the Fly Baby became a very real dream for a wonderful and talented man.
This little plane was the topic of many a conversation at both Pace and Shiloh Airport. The garage that was the home of the Fly Baby was visited by many who knew and appreciated the work that went into this little plane. With 1172.3 documented hours and being 80% complete, Joel passed away on October 16, 1993.
Manufacturer: Peter M. Bowers Builder: Joel T. Campbell Donor: EAA Chapters 8 and 970 Construction: Wood, fabric Date Built/1st Flt: Not Completed Kit built: Yes Home built: Yes Power: Continental 0-200 85 Hp Top Speed: 100 Cruise Speed: 90 Stall Speed: 45 Landing Speed: 47 Rate of Climb: 1050 Height: 7'0" Length: 18'10" E W: 650 G W: 970 Full Cap: 16 Gal Service Ceiling: 10000 Range: 290
(Above photos and information submitted by Lowell Hatcher)