07/31/2009. Remarks by Walter van Tilborg: "Gil Baker originally built N4283C with a conventional configuration, not unlike the Colonial C-1 and Lake LA-4. The aircraft was in its initial form known as the BCA-1 and was completed in 1962 with modified Piper PA-28 wings and an 125hp Lycoming O-290-G engine.
On July 10, 1965 the aircraft flew for the first time after it was re-engined with an 180 hp Lycoming O-360 engine and it was re-designated BCA-1-2.
The designation changed to BCA-1-3 a couple of years later when Baker made many drastic changes to the aircraft and all modifications virtually rendered it into a new aircraft with only the wings and the lower forward fuselage used. The original tri-gear was replaced by a new tail wheel undercarriage. The aircraft was reflown on May 30, 1968, and Baker flew the aircraft for another fourteen years. It was salvaged after some 230 flight hours.."