WALTER VAN TILBORG COLLECTION
No. 9194. Baker BCA-1-3 (N4283C)
Photograph from Baker

Baker BCA-1-3

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.."

Created July 31, 2009