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Old 11-01-2013, 10:16 AM
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Ahhhh I see....
Old 11-17-2015, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by RickBoyer View Post
Hi Robert,

Here's a photo of my first 1/3 scale single holer at Toledo 2004. I built two Sheber Pitts S-1S' for TG, Brison 4.8 twin, 23 lbs. Keep it light!! I'll attach a video of my second Pitts in flight at TG 2010 taken in a rough crosswind on asphalt...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovHBR1f7ypA

Good luck and I still have some plans,

Rick Boyer

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Pitts Special S-1S (#1)
Ryan STA
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You still got a set of plans for sale on this airframe. I looked all over and couldn't find anything with at least a simple build manual.

Thanks
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WR, Rick has been AWOL for some time now.
Old 01-07-2016, 07:36 AM
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Rick notified me last night he is back and all his plans are available. Here is his new contact email, [email protected] . He has the Sheber plans in different versions, the Christen Eagle with glass parts as well.

Welcome back Rick!!

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I have slowly been acquiring the speedier components for my own build .
So far I bought a New transmitter, FrSky Horus X10. Obviously not just for a Pitts. A DLE 60cc twin. A cowl, wheel pants, and canopy. I got the glass parts when I did just in case they became unavailable.

No wood yet. Will likely get my ply and spruce from aircraft spruce and specialty. Balsa and bass from national balsa. Still a few months out.

I now have a very nice table saw, so I can rip bigger boards of spruce and bass down for stringers, spars or whatever. That is actually what I have done for my current project that is a stick construction. Bought larger sheets and then ripped them down with my finest blade.

I am hoping by a round mid year to to be able to start. I have my current project to finish, and the 2 more partial builds. One as a wing that I am going to build a fuse and tail for. And then a biplane that already has the wings built and half the fuse.

Ken


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I have slowly been acquiring the speedier components for my own build .
So far I bought a New transmitter, FrSky Horus X10. Obviously not just for a Pitts. A DLE 60cc twin. A cowl, wheel pants, and canopy. I got the glass parts when I did just in case they became unavailable.

No wood yet. Will likely get my ply and spruce from aircraft spruce and specialty. Balsa and bass from national balsa. Still a few months out.

I now have a very nice table saw, so I can rip bigger boards of spruce and bass down for stringers, spars or whatever. That is actually what I have done for my current project that is a stick construction. Bought larger sheets and then ripped them down with my finest blade.

I am hoping by a round mid year to to be able to start. I have my current project to finish, and the 2 more partial builds. One as a wing that I am going to build a fuse and tail for. And then a biplane that already has the wings built and half the fuse.

Ken

I had one a few years back that I bought built, I did an elaborate color scheme and while recovering it I noticed the top wing weighed a ton.I recovered it anyway, bolted on a Brison 104cc engine. The first flight went well until the landing which was as graceful as trying to land a porcelain bathtub, after a few more flights I ended up removing all the gear and selling it, so all I can recommend is keeping it as light as possible because the Pitts I had was way overbuilt, Good luck
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I will heed what you said about the wight. And steal your porcelain bathtub comment. That is a really good line.

Ken
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Hey Ken, back at it? Good to see! I'm going to have to plan a trip up your way to see how the build is coming along sometime, after you get going that is.
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Hey you. How you doing?
I found a good club here to fly at. 7000' by 100-200' runway and only $40 dues. But is normally open only on Mondays and Thursdays.

Presently have one active build going that I am making real good time on
Pacific Ace 74"
And then 2 partial builds. One I have the wing and need a fuse and tail. And then another biplane that already has wings and a partial fuse. Those to get my build skills, and flying skills back up to snuff. I figure those two builds to go rather fast. Figure the Pitts will start about mid year.

Ken
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I will heed what you said about the wight. And steal your porcelain bathtub comment. That is a really good line.

Ken
LOL best of luck to you
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hi acerc, do you have plans for the 33% Pitts Andy Sheber?
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I'll answer for you on this one Robert...
Rick Boyer owns the rights to the Sheber plans ... you can email him at [email protected]

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Originally Posted by Hinckley Bill View Post
I'll answer for you on this one Robert...
Rick Boyer owns the rights to the Sheber plans ... you can email him at [email protected]

Bill
thank you Bill

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