# Corby Starlet Plans

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#### iac249

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Looking for a complete set of Corby Starlet plans (and builders manual). Getting hard to find. Anyone have a set for sale?

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Last I saw, they were still available new from Mr. Corby in Australia. Is that not the case anymore?

#### iac249

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I've sent him an email but haven't heard back. I saw a post on another forum from someone who said he wasn't having much luck either. From what I can tell, John is 87 years old, so I don't know how active he is anymore. I also have a call in to Aircraft Spruce to see if they can chase down a source.

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I'd be interested to hear what you come up with, so please report back if you hear anything!

#### iac249

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I'll keep everyone posted. And certainly, if anyone has a complete set for sale, do let me know!

#### n45bm

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I've sent him an email but haven't heard back. I saw a post on another forum from someone who said he wasn't having much luck either. From what I can tell, John is 87 years old, so I don't know how active he is anymore. I also have a call in to Aircraft Spruce to see if they can chase down a source.
John Corby is slow to respond - he doesn't check his email often - but he does check it eventually. Pat Boyce at CSN may still sell plans. Check with her. My set of plans is very old, I built and still have the first Starlet to fly in the US, n45bm.

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#### n45bm

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I'll keep everyone posted. And certainly, if anyone has a complete set for sale, do let me know!
Nice find!

#### iac249

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Can you even buy Brugger Colibri, Tipsy Nipper (Nipsy Tipper) Mooney Mite plans? I do have plans for the Taylor Titch, quite different from the Taylor Monoplane. The Corby Starlet is still a wonderful plane, I should know.
I thought the Hummel Bird would be a great alternative, but I found some time ago my metal working skills are quite sub-par. Might still be worth a look in the future if I get time to improve my skills before starting a new project.

Currently working on a Team HiMax.

#### billyvray

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I sent you a conversation regarding Starlet plans.

#### simflyer

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Can you even buy Brugger Colibri, Tipsy Nipper (Nipsy Tipper) Mooney Mite plans? I do have plans for the Taylor Titch, quite different from the Taylor Monoplane. The Corby Starlet is still a wonderful plane, I should know.
Over planes I listed, is very interresting wonderful Acro Advanced - one-off single seat design by aerobatic specialist Barry Smith: https://www.acro.co.uk/html/acro_advanced.htm

Brugger Colibri could be available https://www.lightaircraftassociation.co.uk/pdf/DataSheets/colibri.pdf

Tipsy Nipper - I asked for info from their comunity - will share their response later.

Mooney Mite - plans are at Smithsonian and some owners.

KR1, with some improvements will be also very good.

#### simflyer

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..... Currently working on a Team HiMax.
For same work You could build Pottier P30 or MB2-2 MiniBulle and fly much better.

#### MikePousson

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Mr Boyce in Lakeland passed away a year or so ago and is widow is not continuing the business. John Corby seems to be retreating from any active involvement in the sales of plans and builders notes. As far as I know, there is no construction manual “Begin here” type of instructions. The plans are detailed and the bInder of builders notes is quite detailed.
The one for sale in Ontario is mine and it is still available with plans, notes, and everything except wheel pants and engine.

#### iac249

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Mr Boyce in Lakeland passed away a year or so ago and is widow is not continuing the business. John Corby seems to be retreating from any active involvement in the sales of plans and builders notes. As far as I know, there is no construction manual “Begin here” type of instructions. The plans are detailed and the bInder of builders notes is quite detailed.
The one for sale in Ontario is mine and it is still available with plans, notes, and everything except wheel pants and engine.