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Stits SA-9A Skycoupe (Certificated) [Documents]

Collection Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
The majority of the Archives Department's public reference requests can be answered using material in these files, which may be accessed through the Reading Room at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia. More specific information can be requested by contacting the Archives Research Request.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.1183.A, File AS-828045-01
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National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft
National Air and Space Museum Technical Reference Files: Aircraft / Series A: Aircraft / Aircraft S / Stits Aircraft Corp (Riverside, CA)
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg228c8ef77-2a3d-4619-b588-549b4e50bf6a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-1183-a-ref51101

Stits Aircraft Collection

Creator:
Stits, Ray  Search this
Names:
Stits Aircraft Corp  Search this
Extent:
20.6 Cubic feet (4 boxes, 6 map case drawers, and 23 map folders)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Engineering drawings
Technical reports
Photographic prints
Date:
1945s-1960s
Summary:
This collection consists of 20.6 cubic feet of photographs (construction, static, and inflight), engineering and flight test reports, and engineering drawings for Stits aircraft.
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 20.6 cubic feet of photographs of various Stits aircraft; engineering reports, flight test data, and correpsondence related to the Type Certification of the SA-9A Sky-Coupe and the planned Certification of the SA-12-160 Air-Mate; and engineering drawings for the Stits SA-3A and SA-3B Playboy, SA-6B Flut-R-Bug, SA-7D Sky-Coupe, SA-9A Sky-Coupe, SA-10A Sky-Streak; SA-11A Playmate, SA-12-160 Air-Mate (planned), and SA-14A (planned).
Arrangement:
The material is organized into two series: Photographs and Documents, arranged by report number and date; and Engineering Drawings, arranged by size and drawing number.
Biographical / Historical:
Ray Stits (1921-2015) was a leader in the homebuilt aircraft movement. In 1948 Stits designed and built the SA-1A (monoplane) and SA-2A Skybaby (biplane) on a dare from another pilot to prove that he could build the world's smallest human-carrying airplane. Stits donated the SA-2A to the National Air and Space Museum in 1972 and this aircraft is currently on display at the Udvar-Hazy Center. Beginning the 1950s Stits designed a series of small monplanes as homebuilt aircraft, selling the plans and construction materials as Stits Aircraft Corp. Stits was the creator of the Stits Process, known today as the Poly-Fiber aircraft coating process, and a was founding member of Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter One at historic Flabob Airport, Jurupa Valley, CA.
Provenance:
Donald R. and Loretta D. Stits, Gift, 2019, NASM.2019.0024
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics  Search this
Stits SA-3A Playboy  Search this
Stits SA-3B Playboy  Search this
Stits SA-6B Flut-R-Bug  Search this
Stits SA-7D Skycoupe  Search this
Stits SA-9A Skycoupe  Search this
Stits SA-10A Sky-Streak  Search this
Stits SA-11A Playmate  Search this
Stits SA-12-160 Air-Mate  Search this
Stits SA-14A  Search this
Genre/Form:
Engineering drawings
Technical reports
Photographic prints
Citation:
Stits Aircraft Collection, NASM.2019.0024, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2019.0024
See more items in:
Stits Aircraft Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/pg2d778517a-a251-4a14-9292-21a9b023a665
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2019-0024
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