06/30/2009. Ray Stits of Riverside, California, started the design of this side-by-side two-seat aircraft in 1962. The wings of the Playmate could be folded in just 30 seconds to enable the aircraft to be towed on main roads and stored at home. Of wooden-metal construction, the entire airframe was covered with fabric. Powerplant was an 100 hp four-cylinder horizontal opposed air-cooled Continental O-200-A.
The Playmate was first flown in September 1963, registered N3388G, being reregistered to N5K in 1964, while the aircraft was re-engined with an 150 hp Lycoming O-320 four-cylinder engine. In 1969 the aircraft was reregistered to N9681Z and subsequently donated to the EAA. It is on static display at the museum wearing the earlier registration N5K.