02/28/2008. George W. Meyer of Corpus Christi, Texas, designed and
built the Little Toot, that was flown for the first time at Cuddihy
Field on February 5, 1957, registered as N61G. Urged by friends, he
set up Meyer Aircraft to market the plans for construction of the
Little Toot by amateur constructors.
The prototype has a metal monocoque fuselage and metal tail surfaces
with fabric covered wings, but the plans provide details for an
alternative and easier method of construction utilizing a metal tube
fuselage structure with plywood bulkheads, wood stringers and fabric
covering. Since 1957, hundreds of plans have been sold and many have
been built and approximately 30 are still flying.
Arlo E. Schroeder of Valley Center, Kansas, built the "Hawk Pshaw" in
1961. The original Little Toot had a 90 hp Lycoming, this one is
fitted with an 85 hp Continental C85. It is still registered to Arlo
as of this day. The paint scheme has resemblance with that worn on the
Curtiss P-6E. David Gauthier is pictured in the cockpit