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Old 01-20-2005, 03:42 PM   #1
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Have you guys seen those RC Guys Pitts. Personally I like Pitts so this model inspires me. Having some insight into the amount of research that went into the developement of this beautiful and "LIGHT" model makes me wish that more ARFs were the product of passion and not profit. I think it's about 8lbs all up. I have a few designs of 1/3 scale Pitts. They are all 20lbs plus and up and for 2.4 to 4.8 cu in engines. I have long wanted a big Pitts that I could fly with big glow engine 1.20 or similar. This model is an S1. At 68" the wingspan it is 1/3 scale. There is another Pitts on the market at about the same span but it is a 28.5% S2A that some some marketing wizard thought would go over better if it were called an S1 rather than the dead scale S2A that it is.

My guess at 8lbs was optomistic. See more at rcguys.com
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Old 01-22-2005, 05:17 AM   #2
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Your guess at 8 lbs. was veeeeeery optomistic, the web site says 11 - 13 lbs. I would guess that 13 lbs. MIGHT be possible with a very light motor and all the radio gear pushed way up to the front.

I had a 1/3 Byron Pitts one time that was built completely from very light foam, covered with a very light Econocote covering, had 1 aileron servo, 1 rudder servo, 1 elv. servo, 1 throttle servo, a geared .60 OS engine and weighed 14 lbs. I put a Q42 in it and it ended up at 16.5 lbs. 8 lbs. no way.
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Old 01-22-2005, 08:06 AM   #3
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This plane was designed from Andy Shebers plans, it is a well built arf, due to weather conditions it hasn't flown yet, i am good friends with the designer and model builder is right, The Pitts aircraft is a passion of his, this plane is not a 3D plane, but should be a great flying plane, nice and light and very scale. when we do fly it i will post some video.
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Old 01-22-2005, 09:26 AM   #4
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From what I understand, the problem with the original Sheber Pitts was the weight of the plane....and, heavy engines!

It will be good to see how this new version flys after the Atkins treatment!
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Believe it or not the original, (youwon't believe this!!) was flown on a fox.74!!, the guy who was in on this project has the original build article from the magazine, i couldn't believe it!!, no 3D there thats for sure!.
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