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Old 11-06-2009, 10:21 AM
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Default RE: Great Planes 25% Pitts M-12s 3D

well if retail is 800$ then I could guess it will be around 450$>???

Wonder if it will have provisions for a can or full length pipe??

50cc pitts

Wingspan: 68.5 in (1740 mm)
Wing Area: 1545 in² (99.7 dm²)
Weight: 19-20 lbs (8.62-9.07 kg)
Wing Loading: 28-30 oz/ft² (85-92 g/dm²)
Length: 80.5 in (2045 mm)
Requires: 7+ channel radio with 8 servos and 50cc gasoline engine.

Ultimate 1.60
SPECS: Wingspan: 65" (1650mm)
Wing Area: 1446 sq in (93m2)
Weight: 12.5-13.5lb (5440-6120g)
Wing Loading: 10-22 oz/sq ft (58-67 g/dm2)
Length: 72" (1830mm)
Airfoil: Symmetrical
While comparing the ultimate to the pits, I can't help but notice the wing loading...
3" of wing added, gives you almost 7lbs added to the airframe???

when compared to the aero-works 50cc pitts, it seem quite heavy...

50cc Pitts Python ARF-QB Quick Build

Top Wing span 70 inches.
Bottom Wing Span 68 inches
Wing Area 1725 sq. in.
Fuselage Length 68.5" (Rudder to front of cowling)
Fuselage length 72" ( Rudder to front of spinner)
Weight 17 to 18 lbs
Engine 50cc Gas
Radio 8 Channels minimum

Now the aeroworks pitts was thought to be heavy, at 20lbs even with ALL that wing area of the AW pitts....
It flew Just fine, but was a bigger plane ....

My guess is that the GP pitts will come in much lighter than the advertised weights.....

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