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|O.G. "Ace" Corben designed and marketed the first homebuilt aircraft kit in 1923; the famous "Baby Ace," followed by the "Jr. Ace," the "Cabin Ace" and the beautiful "Super Ace!"
The Corben Aces have endured the tests of time thanks to successors like Paul Poberezney, Cliff DuCharne, Thurman Baird and others who have modernized and refined the designs over the years. These aircraft are still being built, flown and admired by those who find the past as exciting as the designs and materials of the present!
Now, thanks to the new "Sport Pilot" and "Light Sport Aircraft" rules (ELSA & SLSA), these fine modernized aircraft can be factory-built, then flown by pilots with a valid drivers license as medical certification!
Bill Wood, the new owner of the Ace Aircraft Company, pledges his effort to revitalize the excitement surrounding the Corben legacy. The factory is located in Toccoa Georgia at Foothills Aviation. Stop by any Saturday for some coffee, donuts, and some of the greatest hangar flying anywhere! Re-uniting Corben Ace builders, pilots, and dreamers will be an annual undertaking at a factory sponsored Corben Ace Fly-in. Contact us to get on our mailing list for more info.
Historical information provided by the Corben Club.
The Ace Aircraft Company is now selling plans for both models. Plans for the "D" Model Corben Baby Ace cost $125.00, and the "E" Model Junior Ace cost $145.00. Optional pre-welded assembles and pre-cut fittings for both models are also available.
|Company:||Ace Aircraft, Inc.|
|Address:||2701 Airport Drive
Toccoa ,GA 30577 USA
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|Model(s):||Corben Baby Ace/ Corben Jr. Ace|
|Available For Sale as:||Plans Built with optional pre-welded assembles and pre-cut fittings or Kit form (E-LSA)|
|Model:||Corben Baby Ace
|Corben Junior Ace
|Landing Gear:||FG (tailwheel or trike)||FG (tailwheel or trike)|
|Construction Material:||Metal tube and fabric||Metal tube and fabric|
|Engine:||Continental, Lycoming||Continental, Lycoming|
|Propellor:||2 blade metal or wood||2 blade metal or wood|
|Maximum Speed:||96 kts @ sea level||113 kts @ sea level|
|Cruise Speed:||87 kts||95 kts|
|Stall Speed: @ gross||30 kts||38 kts|
|Service Ceiling:||10,500 ft (3,200 m)||10,500 ft (3,200 m)|
|Takeoff Distance:||300 ft (91.5 m)||600 ft (183 m)|
|Landing Distance:||250 ft (76 m)||300 ft ( m)|
|Rate of Climb (gross):||1200 fpm||500 fpm|
|Empty Weight:||575 lbs (260 kg)||700 lbs|
|Gross Weight:||950 lbs (430 kg)||1320 lbs|
|Useful Load:||375 lbs (170 kg)||620 lbs|
|Fuel Capacity:||17 gal (64 l)||22 gal (83 l)|
|Cabin Width:||24 inches||30 or 36 inches|
|Overall Length:||17.9 ft ( m)||18 ft ( m)|
|Wingspan:||26.5 ft (8 m)||26.5 ft (8 m)|
|Wing Area:||110 sq ft||110 sq ft|
|Wing Loading:||8.6 lbs/sq ft||12 lbs/sq ft|
|Ultimate "G" Loading:||n/a||n/a|
|Cost (US$):||Plans 250.00||Plans 250.00|
|Note: Specifications given are from plans built aircraft. All prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Performance data given are approximate|
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