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Old 02-08-2017, 07:07 PM
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Wait a second. You dont have Budd Davisson's Pitts book with all those Pitts'? Decent size versions are in the book.
Old 02-08-2017, 07:49 PM
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Well, stay positive, I`ve seen beginners luck more times than ever could have imagined. regardless, it`ll be a great experience. Wish I could be there.
Old 02-09-2017, 06:04 AM
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If we were judging you would already have the trophy! ;-)
Old 02-09-2017, 08:43 AM
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Originally Posted by TFF View Post
Wait a second. You dont have Budd Davisson's Pitts book with all those Pitts'? Decent size versions are in the book.
Please state the book by title, he has a few.

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Well, stay positive, I`ve seen beginners luck more times than ever could have imagined. regardless, it`ll be a great experience. Wish I could be there.
I am absolutely positive, I will have a great time.

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If we were judging you would already have the trophy! ;-)
Judging is more than what the average Joe see's when looking at an airframe. While most think it is superb, including myself, there are one or two items that could be misconstrued. In other words, I will start out with a score of 100 and for each error in comparing my model to the pics and three views, points will be removed. Right now the cowl is the only thing that is not true but I may be making one true scale just for static judging. When I began this venture I did not intend on competing but rather build as scale a bird as I could. The cowl was not right for the model but close enough and the side bubble gave a place to install the switches, fuel cap, ign kill, etc. so I left it be. I have cut a piece of 1/4" ply the shape of the firewall, no bubble, and foam for forming a new cowl as well as the glassing material. I just have to take a day to do it. All the gear can sit inside the new cowl for judging, for flight I will re-install the original with the switches.
Old 02-09-2017, 09:16 AM
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You should bring her to Joe Nall this year. I and some flying buddies are heading down and we have rented a 10 person RV so we have some room for ya.
Old 02-09-2017, 10:38 AM
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With the number of pilots in the hundreds what do you get one flight for the week, I imagine it is a madhouse. Last years numbers were nearly 1800, wow, don't leave a lot of individual airtime.
Old 02-09-2017, 06:55 PM
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" Pitts Specials, Curtis Pitts and his Legendary Biplanes"
Old 02-09-2017, 07:52 PM
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" Pitts Specials, Curtis Pitts and his Legendary Biplanes"
Went looking and found some on Amazon, those things must be made of gold.
Old 02-10-2017, 06:17 AM
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I know what you mean I have ran into that myself on aviation books!
Old 02-17-2017, 04:02 PM
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If anyone is interested in a Bulldog specific cut short kit visit this thread, http://www.flyinggiants.com/forums/s...27#post2614252. The more that want one the less I have to pay for CAD work.
Old 02-18-2017, 07:19 PM
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PM sent Robert
Old 12-17-2017, 04:11 PM
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Hi robert, how are you ? Cant believe it's around four years since i have posted on here !
amazing build, you must be well chuffed ! It must make the 1/3 size seem ordinary !!! So good to see you got it finished and flying like a boss !!!!! Nice one
Old 12-24-2017, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by tmac48 View Post

Not sure if this is what you are looking for ACE?
TMAC48
Are those plans available in pdf?? regards, Paco
Old 01-27-2018, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by john josey View Post
Hi robert, how are you ? Cant believe it's around four years since i have posted on here !
amazing build, you must be well chuffed ! It must make the 1/3 size seem ordinary !!! So good to see you got it finished and flying like a boss !!!!! Nice one
Hi John,
I am doing pretty good, as you can see I have not been on there in quite some time. And the big Pitts does make the 1/3 scale feel like a small toy.
Old 01-27-2018, 11:24 AM
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I am sure everyone has noticed I have been gone for a while. I originally left because of the way RCU was going but it appears they have made some improvements.
Top Gun 2017 did not go to well, actually did not go at all. On practice day the prop bolt broke taking the prop bolts, nuts, spinner and back plate, as well as the prop for a separate joy ride. And then whilst landing extremely fast it nosed over and broke the fin and crumpled the front of the cowl. Being extremely frustrated, not to mention it takes a month to get parts for the engine, I declined the rule of using an alternative for flight and I packed up and went home. Spent most of the next year doing some remodeling on our old house so as to sell it.
But I think I am near to being back in to the hobby. I accepted the invite to Top Gun 2018 and have made all the necessary repairs on the Eagle. Just got RF loaded on a new LT so I can start practicing, I need to do a lot. Next week trips to the field will begin and using the smaller Pitts looking to get live practice as well.
Well, that is an update on me and the Pitts. Wishing everyone well.
Old 01-27-2018, 07:25 PM
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Robert,
Good luck on your next time at TG.

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