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Old 05-29-2004, 10:22 PM
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Hi All,

I would like to build a model of the Pitts Special, and was wondering if there is a kit that you would recommend. Specifically, I want to build a scale version of the Telex Pitts S-1-11B that Mike Wiskus flys. (see the following link for details)

http://www.sportaerobatics.com/telex_pitts.htm

Any ideas you could give me would be appreciated. I am thinking about this as my building project for next winter.

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Old 06-04-2004, 12:03 PM
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Nice plane. Its going to be hard to balance with the nose so long. Good luck on your project.
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Old 06-04-2004, 02:17 PM
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You could go with Hostetler plans for the S-1-11b, then get a precut kit from all american kit cutters?? Maybe anyway??

http://www.aero-sports.com/whplans/

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Check out the Midwest Products Super Stinker. You should have an easy time kit-bashing it into what you want. It's a very good kit, and it flies great when it's done.

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Old 06-05-2004, 01:00 PM
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Thanks Rich. I think the Midwest Pitts Super Stinker is just what I am looking for.

Now, what are some engine recommendations for this plane? I was thinking about the Saito FA-182TD opposed twin for this model. Any other recommendations? The suggestion on the Midwest web site is for a 1.5 to 2.7 four stroke. Will this engine have enough power for good aerobatic performance?

Thanks for your input.

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Old 06-05-2004, 01:48 PM
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Hi,
I have built a Mid Super Stinker recently. I have not the engine for it yet, but almost everybody will tell you that the best engine is the Moki 180.
I bought a Brisson 2,4 (still waiting..) and will not use the inverted pitts muffler, but side muffler to save some weigh. Another member of our club has it with a Laser 200 V twin, but it is not enough power, definitely needs more. I would be glad to let you know later about how it turns out, just drop me a mail in about two months.
The plane builts nice, but you may need a fiber cowl from Stans Fiber. They are nice.
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Sorry, didn´t comment on your Saito 182 option, I am afraid you will need more power. Should use a 200 or bigger (twin). As for example, I have one Ultimate Pitts from Lanier, which is very similar to the midwest kit, with a YS 140 DZ (same cost of the twin 182) and the performance is extremely nice, this plane is an arrow, truly unlimited vertical performance. You should take a look, I have both kits and I personally was happier building the Lanier (laser cut). Both planes are almost the same size, but I think the S. Stinker (as I see at the field) doesn´t fly as straight as the Ultimate, or might be because it needs more power. Finally, running the DZ with heli fuel makes no sense to use a smoke system, it produces a lot of white smoke that looks nice agaisnt the blue sky.
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Looks like you may want to look at the Lanier Ultimate Pitts Kit. It looks like the picture of the Pitts you referred to and a 182 Twin will fly it .
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