01/31/2015. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg
: "The SB 1 Antarès was an original homebuilt design of Claude Soyer and Jean Barritault and it was originally referred to as the S.B.1160 or SB 1-160. The aircraft featured a somewhat unusual tandem-seating arrangement (1+2). After development had started in 1973 and construction in October 1975, the aircraft was first flown on May 24, 1984, registered F-WSBI
. After receiving its CofA it was reregistered F-PSBI on October 1, 1984. The SB 1 Antarès was not intended for amateur construction, but served as development aircraft for projected (but unbuilt) derivatives for engines in the 120-135 hp range and with a fixed undercarriage. The sole SB 1, however, had a retractable tail wheel undercarriage and it was powered by an 150 hp Lycoming O-320-D2A piston engine. On January 9, 1998 the aircraft was reregistered to Richard Morin of Esvres-sur-Indre."