Nicknamed "The Flying Bathtub," this little airplane was built by Otto "Red" Sorrell of Rochester, Washington. The strange machine was built to take pleasure flights close to an airfield. Many different motors have been used on the craft: from a chainsaw, a motorcycle, and finally, the 20-horsepower engine from a military target drone.

Former owner Ted Robinson says that the plane flies slow enough on landing that he could, "cruise by ten feet in the air and say 'Hi' to people on the ground. People are just agog to see such a funny thing flying."

Serial Number:
1
Registration:
N5087K
Wingspan:
24.67ft
Length:
13ft
Height:
6ft
Empty Weight:
138lbs
Maximum Speed:
70mph
Cruise Speed:
50mph
Power Plant:
20 horsepower engine from a military target drone

Nicknamed "The Flying Bathtub," this little airplane was built by Otto "Red" Sorrell of Rochester, Washington. The strange machine was built to take pleasure flights close to an airfield. Many different motors have been used on the craft: from a chainsaw, a motorcycle, and finally, the 20-horsepower engine from a military target drone.

Former owner Ted Robinson says that the plane flies slow enough on landing that he could, "cruise by ten feet in the air and say 'Hi' to people on the ground. People are just agog to see such a funny thing flying."

Serial Number:
1
Registration:
N5087K
Wingspan:
24.67ft
Length:
13ft
Height:
6ft
Empty Weight:
138lbs
Maximum Speed:
70mph
Cruise Speed:
50mph
Power Plant:
20 horsepower engine from a military target drone