Somebody better get this ! Baby Ace flyable C-85 $5500! Discussion in 'For Sale & Wanted' started by Victor Bravo, Aug 15, 2019. Help Support HomeBuiltAirplanes Forum by donating: 1. Aug 15, 2019 Victor Bravo Victor Bravo Well-Known Member Joined: Jul 30, 2014 Messages: 5,812 Likes Received: 4,654 Location: KWHP, Los Angeles CA, USA 2. Aug 15, 2019 Marc W Marc W Well-Known Member Joined: Apr 1, 2017 Messages: 276 Likes Received: 181 Location: Colorado I live about 4 miles from that airplane. If I fit in it, I would own it. It is a question whether the airplane is flyable. It has not been flown or had the engine run in many years. It was stored inside and this is a dry climate so it may indeed start right up and fly away but you know how that goes! 3. Aug 15, 2019 TFF TFF Well-Known Member Joined: Apr 28, 2010 Messages: 11,315 Likes Received: 3,120 Location: Memphis, TN I bet cash on the spot talks. Lucky I’m too far away. Need to get my junk going. 4. Aug 16, 2019 mcrae0104 mcrae0104 Armchair Mafia ConspiratorHBA Supporter Joined: Oct 27, 2009 Messages: 2,929 Likes Received: 1,931 Location: BDU, BJC How small does one have to be to fit in a Baby Ace? 5. Aug 16, 2019 FritzW FritzW Well-Known Member Joined: Jan 31, 2011 Messages: 3,335 Likes Received: 2,972 Location: Las Cruces, NM I'm 6' 2" and the leg room was too short. I'm guessing +/- 5' 10" would be the tallest guy that would be comfortable. mcrae0104 likes this. 6. Aug 16, 2019 mcrae0104 mcrae0104 Armchair Mafia ConspiratorHBA Supporter Joined: Oct 27, 2009 Messages: 2,929 Likes Received: 1,931 Location: BDU, BJC Bummer. I'm within striking distance geographically but not in stature. 7. Aug 16, 2019 Victor Bravo Victor Bravo Well-Known Member Joined: Jul 30, 2014 Messages: 5,812 Likes Received: 4,654 Location: KWHP, Los Angeles CA, USA I have to admit that I haven't missed very many meals in the last (@*$& years, and I fit in it without too much problem. I'm sure I weighed 225 when I flew the one I flew. But I'm not a tall guy, maybe 5'8" or so. Width was not the issue. Can't speak for height.

A C-85 Continental takes quite a bit of effort to get it to NOT run. If it has been sitting inside, and it has not had alcohol-laced fuel sitting in it for months or years, changes are it will run. This is not to say that the carburetor might not need to be cleaned and adjusted, but at this price even if there was no carburetor included it would be a steal.

The Bendix (or Marvel) carburetors on these are dirt simple, there isn';t a bunch of critical diaphragms and a hundred seals like if it was a PS-5C

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I think fitting can be addressed in little ways. I know of a 6-5 guy that flew short fuselage Pitts for years. I think crawling in is harder. Cockpit is under the wing. Worst is to try it on and answer is no. Best is you go home with it. It’s one of the best homebuilts for a plane that is just a flyer.

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