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Old 01-11-2003, 11:57 PM   #11
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Hey Brian, how are you? The plane that Bob described sure sounds like the one I got off you, doesn't it?.....Gary
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Old 01-12-2003, 03:38 PM   #12
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Last time I saw my plane it was at the Flying Dutchman fun fly, a few years ago.

I sold the Pitts to Mike Clemmens. He put a Super Tiger twin inline in it. ( I think it was a ST-6000) I think he had trouble getting the ST to run right.

I think he in turn sold it to some one else.

I will post a pic or 2 of it to one of my websites later

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Old 01-18-2003, 10:35 PM   #13
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Sheber Pitts

I sold an old Sheber Pitts S-2 to a fellow I work with, and he put a ZDZ 80 in it. Unlimited vertical was the result. The G-62 wasn't really up to it at 28 lbs!

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Old 01-25-2003, 09:55 PM   #14
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Hey Bob....uploaded some pictures of my Pitts to the Gallery under users/ridergarys aircraft. Check it out and see if it looks familiar!...Gary
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:55 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by ronm
Bob: the S2 Pitts has a 20' span, 1/3 scale = 80".
The Great Planes is an S1, 17'4" span, 1/3 scale is about 68".

This is a real demonstration of how modern design has improved the weight of our models. With the power output of the modern engines, it's even better!

Great Planes Pitts is clone of old Pilot 1/3.5 S2-A kit which is 28.5% scale and the most scale S2-A kit ever to be marketed. It is a shame that the GP is confused now as a 1/3 S1.

S2-A 240inches(20ft)X.285=68.4"
S1-S 17'3"(207inches)X33%=69"

Convenient confusion and misinformation. The Christen Eagle is 19'11" and therefor a 1/3 of it would be nearly 80" as well. The Christen is just a 1/3.5 GP Pitts with the cowl canopy gear and pants that look like an Eagle. The empenage is reprofiled as well but it is not 1/3 scale.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:42 PM   #16
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GP 1/3 flies great with a DA50, but has ground handling issues on take off. Anyone tried installing a gyro to help with this? If so how did you go about it? Only ever put gyro's on the heli's and I am not 100% on fixed wing applications. Love the way this beast fly's on the DA in the air. Almost capable of a hover on a brand new engine, should do it no problem once broken in. Landings are not too bad for a short coupled plane, but loves the left side of the field on take off, almost not enough rudder if you ask me.

Wings and landing gear on order....

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Old 05-02-2007, 10:32 AM   #17
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Maddog Here ,I own a Andy Sheber pitts also , my uncle (ron metcalf) build years ago sold it about 8 yrs ago , build one out of foam borad light ply & foam wing.auw about 17 lbs with ST 3000!! This bird I would fly till dead stick then loop or roll before landing! Great plane it is still but now has many "bark- mark".I`ll drag it out for one last snap this week. Also have the Pilot 1/3.5 (all fame up) what are the odds? Biplanes you will love them more & more the more you fly them,get one or two !
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Old 05-29-2007, 12:13 AM   #18
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Hey ModelBuilder I have one of those 1/3.5 scale Pilot S2-A planes and it fly's great on my OS 240 twin it's about 20 years old now been recovered twice it is about 24lbs with the smoker on board and it would flat spin forever if there was no ground to hit
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I modified a GP Pitts this thread shows all of the modifications. I also had to change the cabane strut from aluminium to stainless steel. I did this because two of ones from GP cracked at the bends. At the end of the thread there are a few pictures of the finished plane.


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Old 07-07-2007, 03:59 AM   #20
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Hello All

I am writing to you in the hope of obtaining a set of plans for the Pitts S2 Model... have searched extensivley but no joy till i joined recently. There are plenty of S1A around but i find the S2A/B more forgiving with it's longer moment. Would appreciate if you could contact me when convenient.

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