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Old 04-19-2015, 02:28 PM
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Default Can you identify this plane for me ?

It was a hand me down from an old friend. I do not know what the model is but would like to know so I could find a manual on it for specs such as CG etc.
Wingspan is 51 inches, fuselage 43 inches. Fuselage is solid balsa sheeting, not a monokote.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 04-19-2015, 05:51 PM
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It appears to be a Pitts Special. The bottom wing should be the same length as the top and yours appears shorter. Nice color scheme!
Old 04-19-2015, 06:00 PM
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Thanks. Very observant. I measured the bottom wing and yes it is about 45 inches, 6 inches shorter. Do you think this has this been modified then for a reason and not original ?
It might be a Pitts Special Little Stinker.

Any idea where to get a manual?
Sorry for all the questions.
Thanks so much.

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Old 04-20-2015, 08:17 PM
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You might want to post this in the Golden Age Forum. I dimly recall someone kitted a 51" Pitts a long time ago but can't remember who.
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Looks like a Midwest Pitts to me?
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Thanks for the replies. The fuselage on it has been sheeted with balsa it seems. Pretty solid.
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I did a Google search for the Midwest Pitts and found the plans at this address; www.outerzone.co.uk/plan_details.asp?ID=5125. It's got a fully sheeted fuselage too.
Old 04-22-2015, 02:40 PM
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Great, thanks.
What interests me is that the wings on that plane, top and bottom are the same length.
Why do some planes such as mine and I have seen others have different lengths?
Is there a flying characteristic that makes one better in some ways ? Interesting.

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