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    Pitts Bi-plane Kit




    Does anyone know if there is a 40 or 60 size Pitts bi-plane kit out there? I've only seen ARF's.

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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit


    ORIGINAL: R-Duhb




    Does anyone know if there is a 40 or 60 size Pitts bi-plane kit out there? I've only seen ARF's.


    check with Steen Aero.

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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit

    You can get the following plans from Air Age Media:

    Pitts S1A
    Category: Scale
    This Jerry Nelson design is a top-flight machine for IMAC
    events. The beautiful plans set features construction that’s
    somewhat advanced but not beyond the capabilities of most
    sport modelers. WS: 48 in.; WS: 48 in.; L: 41 in.; engine: .60; 4
    channels; 1 sheet.
    X04742 19.95


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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit

    Thanks guys, but I'm looking for a KIT.
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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit


    I HAVE A 60 SIZE MIDWEST PITTS SPECIAL KIT NIB IN AUSTRALIA HOWEVER THIS WAS A AMERICAN PRODUCED KIT BACK IN THE 80"S AND 90"S SO IT IS POSSIBLE
    THER ARE STILL SOME AVAILABLE THROUGH EBAY PERHAPS THEY ARE AN EXCELLENT KIT AND THERE WAS A BUILD THREAD ON RSCMB SOME TIME AGO




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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit


    ORIGINAL: R-Duhb

    Thanks guys, but I'm looking for a KIT.
    Your word "guys" being plural means you are including my original response to you.

    Steen Aero do make kits.

    Sorry ___I was just trying to help you. Please forget my response but do check with Steen Aero.


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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit

    LOL,,
    Pilot and Royal/MK made a kit in that size range too,, Ebay would be your best bet on those too.
    You're so smart,, you figured out how to read this!! Or maybe ya just got lucky??

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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit

    There is a Short Kit Here

    http://lazer-works.com/man.html

    The plan is avaliable from MAN

    It is a 90 size plane, a cheap ST 90 engine would be the go.

    Hope this helps



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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit


    Zor_ _ _ I didn't see any kits on the site at first, however, after your polite second reply I checked again and did find the link to the kits. It was under the "Other Resources" column, which I unfortunately missed. Sorry about that. Thanks for your help.

    -rw
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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit

    ORIGINAL: R-Duhb


    Zor_ _ _ I didn't see any kits on the site at first, however, after your polite second reply I checked again and did find the link to the kits.Β* It was under the ''Other Resources'' column, which I unfortunately missed.Β* Sorry about that.Β* Thanks for your help.

    -rw
    Steen doesn't make or sell kits, they have some links to kits and ARFs, unfortunately, most of those links are no longer relevant because most of the kits are no longer produced. Most of the kits listed under Pitts are electric, not 60 size. You can frequently find the 52" wingspan Pitts by Royal on ebay for $150-$200. Also, Kit Cutters has a couple in that wingspan range, but you'll end up paying quite a bit more after adding in plans and landing gear than if you were to just buy a Royal kit on ebay.

    Kit Cutters
    For a kit you are, and to a kit you shall return.

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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit


    ORIGINAL: R-Duhb


    Zor_ _ _ I didn't see any kits on the site at first, however, after your polite second reply I checked again and did find the link to the kits. It was under the "Other Resources" column, which I unfortunately missed. Sorry about that. Thanks for your help.

    -rw
    R-Duhb,

    We tried our best to help.
    At this stage the best I can do is wish you best of luck to find exactly what you are looking for.

    Steen started making kits before full size airplanes. I do not know how their situation has changed.

    Best 2 U.

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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit

    Zor,
    No worries...it's not a big deal.
    -rw
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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit


    ORIGINAL: Johnkpap

    There is a Short Kit Here

    http://lazer-works.com/man.html

    The plan is avaliable from MAN

    It is a 90 size plane, a cheap ST 90 engine would be the go.

    Hope this helps



    Johnkpap

    This will be my next build, but I was leaning toward a DLE 30cc in it. However, the build article has a ST .90 two stroke in it as you suggested.

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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit

    I am thinking of building one too......

    I have the plan and a ST 90 laying around the short kit would save alot of time, to cut out all the ribs and formers would take days!!

    Johnkpap

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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit

    I got my short kit in about a week ago. Just getting my stick wood order together and finishing up the last build.

    The SuperTigre 90 is what the author used, but it's listed at the bottom of the range. I think I'd want more power. Though, the ST 90 sure is a lot cheaper even if you don't already own one.

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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit

    Just bumped into one on the big auction site. Item # 300460657537

    Dave

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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit


    ORIGINAL: Nergall

    I got my short kit in about a week ago. Just getting my stick wood order together and finishing up the last build.

    The SuperTigre 90 is what the author used, but it's listed at the bottom of the range. I think I'd want more power. Though, the ST 90 sure is a lot cheaper even if you don't already own one.
    Regarless of its cost, the ST 90 is a good engine with lots of power.

    The carburetor may need a bit of attention due to the method of fabricating the low speed needle opening. It is not a problem to remove some burrs that may have remained.

    Pictures of mine being initiated. What many like to refer as "break-in" without breaking it. LOL

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    RE: Pitts Bi-plane Kit

    You know you'll need a Pitts muffler for that. Can't build a Pitts plane without one.


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