The number 73 comes to mind, though 200 is rattling through my brain for some reason.
It's more impressive when you remember this is a single-seat aircraft...takes a bit of confidence.
It was also Tom Poberezny's first homebuilt solo.
Barnaby WainfanMy list of "Hall of Fame" EAB a designers. Note that I have very little knowledge of designers outside of the USA, so please forgive me for not mentioning some of them.
In no particular order:
Orvile and Wilbur Wright
Please add your favorite designers.
Orville and Wilbur Wright didn't offer plans or kits either, yet was on top of list in post one.Huh, for one aircraft, for which plans and kits were not offered? Hardly EAA Hall of Fame material.
So Bob Whittier inspired homebuilding with articles, he never designed any Homebuilt, yet he was inducted into EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame. Also Jack cox and others, see my link.Yes, Wainfan writes articles for Kitplanes and he did design and build one interesting homebuilt aircraft. I have no idea what the EAA criteria are but I think people who inspired and or helped many others to build and fly homebuilt aircraft would be worthy of a hall of fame. It's not about commercial activity, it's about having a significant impact on amateur aircraft building. I just don't see that in this case.
BB:So Bob Whittier inspired homebuilding with articles, he never designed any Homebuilt, yet he was inducted into EAA Homebuilders Hall of Fame. Also Jack cox and others, see my link.
Really, Barnaby writing for decades about aircraft theory can't compare with Jack Cox?
and, yes, I consider the Wright brothers to have been E-AB designers even though there was no FAA designation of such when they were designing. YMMV.My list of "Hall of Fame" EAB a designers. Note that I have very little knowledge of designers outside of the USA, so please forgive me for not mentioning some of them.
FYI, Barnaby Wainfain read this comment and reached out to me via PM to discuss the issue and apologize for it, which was a very classy move.Wainfan, meh. My opinion is certainly colored by that fact that I met him at Oshkosh a few years ago and he was kind of a jerk to me.
My guesses:A couple of related questions: who is the most prolific designer of Homebuilt airplanes? IOW who's design has been built (and flown) in the greatest numbers?
Richard van Grunsven?
Secondly: who designed the greatest number of different airplanes?
Thanks for that information. So 1970 was the first year for me.steveair2…..Thanks for including Me!…I am grateful to be considered for my desire to provide construction drawings that the average person can work with to build an inexpensive, safe Homebuilt…...
BJC-…from your earlier post…..Rockford was 1959 thru 1969, And I Missed three of those years, '64,65', and '66…because I got 'stuck at Grandma's' while Mom and Dad flew the Stits Skycoupe to Rockford….Oshkosh started in 1970, and I missed two of them…'86 and '96, So I have called EAA 'conventions' a second home for all of my life, and something that you just 'do' every summer. Even today, with as big as it is, you can still find your particular little corner of aviation there, If you look for it….Ed Fisher