Developed from the earlier Temco Buckaroo, the Plebe was a single-engined low-wing monoplane with a retractable tricycle landing gear. The Plebe was powered by a 225 hp (168 kW) Continental O-470-3 piston engine with a two-bladed tractor propeller. The two crew sat in tandem with dual controls under a sliding canopy.
First flown in 1953 the Plebe was evaluated by the United States Navy to meet the requirement for a primary/basic trainer. A contract was placed for the competing Beechcraft Mentor and only the prototype Plebe was built.