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Stits DS-1 Baby Bird
 
 Stits-DS1-01
 
Known to the record books as the “world’s smallest monoplane,” the DS-1 was designed almost solely to hold the record.
Thirty-five flights were successfully piloted by retired Navy pilot Harold Nemer.
 
 Stits-DS1-02
Courtesy Don Stits

 

Engine: Hirth
Wingspan: about six ft
Overall length: 11 ft
Empty weight: 252 lb
Gross weight: 425 lb
Top speed: 110 mph
Lift off: 70 mph
Stall: 60 mph

Load: 9 g

 
 
 
 


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