N4207D - Baby Ace Model 'D'
This looks like a friendly pilot owner! This is an interesting 'D' Model Baby Ace that was apparently built using Aeronca Champ salvaged parts. The entire firewall forward looks to be Champ as does the entire landing gear. Way back before Champs became so expensive this would have been a very affordable way to build a Baby Ace. Just find a ground looped, badly damaged Aeronca Champ with its wings ruined and use it for parts to build a Baby Ace. Even the instruments and controls could have been used. The same process would apply using a damaged Taylorcraft or Luscombe too. In fact, some of the Luscombe airplanes like the 8E or 8F used C-85 or C-90 Continental engines! Can you imagine flying a Baby Ace on 90HP.... whew-wee! I suspect that many a Baby Ace was built using Piper J-3 Cub salvaged parts in this same manner. Far more Baby Ace airplanes sport the open cowling and the eyebrow engine fairings of a Piper J-3 Cub than do a pressure cowling like an Aeronca Champ or Chief.
A Very Nice View of N4207D!
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