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Daleandee

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Currently flying the Stits Playmate folding wing experimental
Welcome!

That's a good looking airplane. Went with a friend years ago to trailer a Playboy back across a few states. Needed some work but he ended up with a nice aircraft. Never seen a playmate up close and personal.

Where are you located?
 

Pnwchief22

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Nov 1, 2021
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North Central Washington State….KEAT is close by. Built back in the 1970’s….I also purchased the design books and prints dated 1962 - 65
 

Riggerrob

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Sep 9, 2014
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Canada
Last time I saw a Stitts Playmate was at Vancouver International Airport, Canada.
Playmate is Ray Stitts' most clever design and Ray was mighty clever to begin with. The last time I saw Ray was at an EAA Chapter 1 meeting in 2001. He shared some advice about protective clothing while test-flying.
 

geraldmorrissey

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Aug 11, 2008
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Years ago I got to fly with Ray Stits in the prototype. I was the last passenger he flew before he left for Oshkosh to donate the plane to the EAA museum. He even demonstrated the wing fold mechanism for me. He was a good guy
Gerry
 

LittleBird

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Nov 9, 2009
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Location
Harrisonville, MO. USA
Almost had that bird bought, when suddenly it had sold. Long distance aircraft buying can be difficult. You ever want to sell it, I would be interested. Or....anyone else has a Playmate I would be interested. I am just south of Kansas City.
 
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