Corby Starlet Plans

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  1. Apr 16, 2019 #1

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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?
     
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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!
     
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    I'll keep everyone posted. And certainly, if anyone has a complete set for sale, do let me know!
     
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    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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    There's one for sale on this forum in Canada, see the "for sale" list. Judging from the pics, it's a hell of a deal. Mostly built, with instrumentation, on the gear, about ready for cover. IF I wanted one (I already have one) I'd snatch it up in a New York minute. It will save you years in construction time and lots of $$$.
     
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    Maybe You could look for another nice singleseaters as MB2 Brugger Colibri, One Design, Davis Da11, Tipsy Nipper, JT2 Taylor Titch (Mono), KR1, Mooney Mite, Panther, Midget Mustang etc. ...

     
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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.
     
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    From my estimation he's now in his late 80's. If he's the last source for plans, I am concerned they will not be around much longer. Still haven't heard back from him.
     
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    Nice find!
     
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    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.
     
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    I sent you a conversation regarding Starlet plans.
     
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    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.
     
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    For same work You could build Pottier P30 or MB2-2 MiniBulle and fly much better.
     
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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.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1427680959&siteLocale=en_CA
     
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    That's a great looking project, and I tell you if I weren't in the middle of my current one I'd buy that up in a heartbeat.
     
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    That's a fantastic deal and well worth the cost of going to get it and bring it home anywhere in North America. Hmmm, I wonder what the customs folks will say about an unfinished homebuilt plane being brought home across the border in the back of a truck...?
     

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