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Old 05-31-2015, 02:36 PM
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That is a 1/3 scale S1 scratch build from Andy Sheber plans. It weighs in right at 22lbs and is powered by a 55cc twin.
Old 05-31-2015, 02:50 PM
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Propworn, I like the sound of the engine in that slow-mo video.... sounds more realistic... flight characteristics are dampened as well, maybe that's why it was done that way.


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Old 05-31-2015, 05:21 PM
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Okay, so... i've never had a Pitts, no plans to build one... YET... but the Pitts is one of my all time favorite aerobatic planes since I was a kid!!! Can I join too? Or do I need to build one first?
Old 05-31-2015, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by acerc View Post
That is a 1/3 scale S1 scratch build from Andy Sheber plans. It weighs in right at 22lbs and is powered by a 55cc twin.
Is it also done as G-FLIK https://www.google.ca/search?q=pitts...q=pitts+g-flik
Old 05-31-2015, 05:46 PM
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Uhhh? Yes.....
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Old 05-31-2015, 05:57 PM
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Originally Posted by acerc View Post
Uhhh? Yes.....
My favorite color scheme when I saw it I just had to remove the covering from my Great Planes (still in the box) and recover it. 16 lbs with a Brison 3.2. Always wanted to do a 1/2 scale model of G-FLIK. I emailed the builder of the full size he sent some pictures of the build.

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Old 05-31-2015, 07:25 PM
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Robart, I would like to get in here, I am a Pitts lover as well, currently have a 40% TT TOC model 12, a Great Planes Christen Eagle, and a Goldwing M12, new purchases I am assembling now, Replacements for the two S-1's I bounced last year. Thanks.... Chris Melbourne Fl.
Old 06-01-2015, 02:04 AM
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Hi Robert, count me in. Scratch building a S-2. Enjoyed your build. Years ago I built a 60 size (scaled up from RCM plans) .Best flying bipe ever.. Lost to transmitter ignorance.
Old 06-01-2015, 03:11 AM
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Welcome Chris #9 and OLDFLYER #10.
Old 06-01-2015, 05:58 AM
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Cermark 1/4 scale S2-B with a Saito 150 four stroke. Flew it for the first time this season in a howling wind on Saturday and it was great!


Video from a couple years ago here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnXJnGhdtGM

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Old 06-01-2015, 08:26 AM
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Welcome aboard Jaybird, your #11. Nice looking Pitts and looks to have plenty of power.
Old 06-01-2015, 10:30 AM
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Count me in Robert...

58% Pitts S1-B
50% Pitts Challenger II
41% Pitts Python
35% Pitts Challenger I
35% Pitts 12
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Old 06-01-2015, 11:53 AM
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Hey is this a boys only club? If not, can I get in on this with a GP Pitts M12?
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Old 06-01-2015, 12:43 PM
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Ok Bill your #11, you ended up with Trevors Ford scheme Pitts?
Pamster your #12, a Pitts is a Pitts, don't matter what model.
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Originally Posted by thepamster View Post
Hey is this a boys only club? If not, can I get in on this with a GP Pitts M12?


I wish you would see more women in RC. No such thing as a boys only club. All this Pitts talk is giving me some good incentive to finish up my current projects so i can get started on the 1/3 Sheber S1S. BTW Ace, you didnt happen to make a list of materials when you built yours, did you?
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Originally Posted by stevegauth30 View Post
I wish you would see more women in RC. No such thing as a boys only club. All this Pitts talk is giving me some good incentive to finish up my current projects so i can get started on the 1/3 Sheber S1S. BTW Ace, you didnt happen to make a list of materials when you built yours, did you?
Here is my list
2 sheets of 1/8 ply 12x24, 2-3"x3"x 36" balsa blocks, 1 stick 1/4'x3"x36' Poplar, 1 stick1/4"x3"x36" Aspen.
Old 06-01-2015, 02:16 PM
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Perfect. Exactly how i like to do it. You got me using the aspen. I love it. Great material for what we use it.
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Hello Robert,
Would like to join your Pitts Special Brotherhood. I have 2 46% Modelbauu models at this time.
Regards
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Old 06-01-2015, 06:27 PM
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Welcome to the club Danny, you are #14. And you know this is coming, need some pics. Got to love the Modellbau!!
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Originally Posted by acerc View Post
Ok Bill your #11, you ended up with Trevors Ford scheme Pitts?
Pamster your #12, a Pitts is a Pitts, don't matter what model.
Robert,

Yes I did indeed....

Almost had his Python too but in a moment of 'insanity' passed on it ...
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I humbly request induction to the brotherhood. I have a 12-year old GP Pitts awaiting fresh batteries from Radical RC. I have recovered my original Cermark Pitts in Solartex and am working on a custom finish & graphics. I am framing up my second Midwest Super Stinker. I also have a 1/3 Scale Bob Dively S2 in kit form. I've had a love affair with the Pitts since I first saw the Holiday Inn airshow team back in the late 70's. Of late, I've been flying mostly Cubs, Decathlons and other milder scale types, but it's time to shake the cobwebs loose!
Thanks,
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Old 06-02-2015, 07:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Hinckley Bill View Post
Robert,

Yes I did indeed....

Almost had his Python too but in a moment of 'insanity' passed on it ...
You lucky dog!! Way to go...
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Welcome Ray, you are #15, now post some pics...
Old 06-02-2015, 05:54 PM
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HB, that 58% pits is a monster, I didn't realize how big the 58% was, but seeing you standing next to it, I don't know if I could manage something that big, or a place to store it... nice color blue though.


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Old 06-07-2015, 02:44 PM
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Like i need another project. I just aquired a Nicely built Midwest Super Stinker today. In the bones and ready for finishing. Im also trying to get his Goldberg M12 Pitts, but hes holding tight for now.

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