04/30/2011. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "The Pober Pixie was conceived under 'Project Econoplane' to be economical in operation. Design (by Paul H. Poberezny, President of the EAA) and construction (at the EAA facilities) of this single-seat lightweight sporting aircraft began simultaneously in January 1974. Powered by a converted Volkswagen motorcar engine it was first flown in late July 1974, and made its public debut at the 1974 EAA Fly-in at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, USA, in early August.
Subsequently the aircraft was modified and fitted with a 60 hp Limbach SL 1700 EA flat-four engine covered by a special pressure cowling to improve cooling and increase cruising speed. The fabric covered wings were of wooden construction, the fuselage was of mixed wood and steel tube construction covered with fabric and aluminum sides, and the tail unit was of steel tube construction with fabric covering. In this configuration the prototype was flown again in February 1975.
Over 1,100 sets of plans were sold to homebuilders worldwide and presently some fifty are still registered in the USA. The pictured aircraft was constructed in 1979 by G. Haegeman of Belgium and it was sold to André Zeeuws in 1992."