Known originally as Beecraft Associates Inc., this company built the diminutive Wee Bee in 1949, in which the pilot lay in a prone position.
|Klaatu83, klaatu83=lycos.com, 23.04.2013|
This was touted as being the smallest airplane in the world, and it may well have been that, at least at the time. I suppose that designing, building and flying it was simply one of those projects that are done simply to see if they can be done. The engine was a Righter/Kiekhaefer O-45 -35, an air-cooled flat twin producing 35-hp, a type of engine which was usually used in target drones.
|Francois Margat, francoisetpitufo=hotmail.com, 05.08.2008|
Please, communicateme details of construction of Weebee and
performences,engine type,empty weight ,etc.
Many years ago ise it in french edition of "Popular mechanic" Is the building plan now aveilable?
Thank you Francois
|Bob DuHamel, beecraft=spamtrap.amsky.com, 11.05.2007|
This aircraft was destroyed in a fire that also destroyed the San Diego Aerospace Museum in 1978. A replica is on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum.
Do you have any comments about this aircraft ?