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Old 07-19-2015, 03:45 PM
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One thing you have to take into consideration, not every Pitts is created equal, there are several variables including wing width. I can not measure any of mine for it is all up north including all the plans. But, if you have plans you should have the chord? yes? no? maybe? LOL!!
Old 07-20-2015, 08:31 AM
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For all the Pitts lovers, its the 70th anniversary and is one of the themes at Oshkosh this year. They have 70 spots at about show center just for Pitts.
Old 07-20-2015, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by TFF View Post
For all the Pitts lovers, its the 70th anniversary and is one of the themes at Oshkosh this year. They have 70 spots at about show center just for Pitts.
Think they would take mine in?
Old 07-20-2015, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by flyingagin View Post
I have a dimension question for the Andy Sherber Pitts s1s.
Wikipedia gives a 17"4" wing span. At 1/3 scale that yields a 69.3" Am I correct here about the Andy Sherber Pitts s1s wing span?
BTW what is the wing cord?

Want to start printing some parts, even though not sure when I will be able to start building.

Ken
I should be able to measure mine Thursday or Friday, if you will still need it then.
Old 07-20-2015, 08:38 PM
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Thanks Robert. That would be cool.

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Old 07-20-2015, 08:50 PM
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I get 69.264" inches... 208" inches times 33.3%.


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No, you are correct 33.3%


That's hard to believe the full scale pitts has only a 17 foot wing span, that would almost fit in my garage.


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Old 07-20-2015, 09:15 PM
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it is a little thang

Actually leave tha car out and the plane should fit in a double garage, a 2 car door a course

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Old 07-20-2015, 09:45 PM
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LoL... it sure is tiny

If you're interested, here's a link to Andy's Bio... its mentioned that his 1/3 S2A has an 80" wing span... and his 1/3 S1A had a 60" wing span... not sure if that's of any help, they may have rounded off... but an interesting read... he had quite a background in the hobby... he was 4 years older than I when he passed, makes one think, especially at my age!

https://www.modelaircraft.org/files/SheberAndy.pdf


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Old 07-20-2015, 09:53 PM
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Sounds right to me. S2 is a bit bigger bird at 20 foot wing span. Should fit in a double garage maybe at an angle
Old 07-20-2015, 10:36 PM
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Here's a bit more info... the RCGuys's 1/3 S1 pitts ARF was developed off Andy's plans... it has a wings span of 68 3/8" inch top wing, and a 65 3/4" inch bottom wing.



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Old 07-21-2015, 09:09 AM
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Hi Robert,
Was wondering if I can join this Brotherhood of Pitts Lovers? In my stable right now I currently have 3 Great Planes Pitts 29%, 3 Great Planes Christen Eagles 29%, 1 Midwest .40 size, 1 EZ Christen Eagle .40 size, 1 electric Pitts (forgot who's at the moment), and a Cox Christen Eagle electric. So you can see I love those Pitts and Eagles.

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Old 07-21-2015, 10:54 AM
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well, youll fit right in then. Welcome
Old 07-21-2015, 10:55 AM
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Hey, and your right around the corner from me. Ever fly in Farmington? At our Biplane event?
Old 07-21-2015, 12:06 PM
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Welcome Jim, you are brother #17.
Old 07-21-2015, 06:16 PM
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Wahoo lucky number 17. Thanks for the welcome. Yes Steve I am familiar with the Farmington Club's Big Biplane Bash. Just haven't had the opportunity to fly in it as I just rejoined the club after a 10 year hiatus. Was formerly a member and instructor there for 28 years before school, work and raising a family took up all my time but I am happy to be back.

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Cool, well,maybe well see you and some of your Pitts and Eagles this year.
Old 07-25-2015, 02:17 PM
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Hey Robert!

I gotta a picture for you. It was my first design from scratch and contained 2 of the wings from my first Ace All Star bipe. The top wing was another Ace foam wing from a Wizard. I didn't know I wanted a Pitts back then (circa late 70's) but I knew that I liked more than one wing.

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p.s. still looking for my old Pitts pictures
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OK I have found some actual Pitts pictures, circa mid to late 1990s, some 20 years later than the triplane pics.



Cermark 1/4 scale S2 Pitts arf designed by Dave Patrick. Power was a Saito Golden Knight 120 four stroke. A wonderful flying airplane.
Flying site is at Camp Atterbury located near Columbus and Edinburgh Indiana.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:16 AM
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so did the tripe fly? pretty funky.
Old 07-26-2015, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by stevegauth30 View Post
so did the tripe fly? pretty funky.
That's a polite way to describe it .......

Yes it did fly, but was a handful. Needed an OS 40 instead of the OS 25. As I recall it didn't last too long
It was a cardboard fuselage covered in Solar film........
Old 08-15-2015, 05:45 PM
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Hi friends I recently finished this 38% Cristen Eagle by Frank Knoll kit. WS on top was about 90 inches powered up with a 3-w 100 for power / very nice flying plane with killer looks / Also scratch built the Bob Dively Pitts S-2 with super coverite / paint with G 62 , which flew great but under powered ! there are a few kit cutters out there that offer the Bob Dively kit Aero-accessories.com for you scratch builders Good luck!
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:25 PM
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Count me in for the Brotherhood, with my BH Models Pitts S-1! Love that dadgum DLE20-powered little tumbler!

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Old 08-18-2015, 04:04 AM
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You would be #18 dgliderguy.
#1-JacquieB, aka Jacquie owner of the late Red Eagle
2- acerc, aka Robert
3-squirlly, aka Jeff
4-R/C Art, aka Art
5-bipe II, aka ?
6-drac1, aka ?
7-stevegauth30, aka Steve
8-flyingagain, aka Ken
9-modracer07, aka Chris
10-OLDFLYER2, aka ?
11-Jaybird, aka
12-Hinkley Bill
13-thepamster, aka Pam
14-WRAM, aka Danny
15-pittsflyer, aka Ray
16-jescardin, aka Jesus Cardin
17-Christen Eagle 1, aka Jim
18-dgliderguy, aka ?

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Old 09-02-2015, 11:42 AM
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Hi Guys, I wold like to get in on the forum. I just finished a beautiful Great Planes 1/3 Pitts special classic and I just think it looks great. I will post some pictures. Also did the fix on the top wing. I am going to maiden the plane this weekend and from what I saw they flies great but oh those landings.
Thanks
Tony
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Welcome aboard p510851, you are #19.
#1-JacquieB, aka Jacquie owner of the late Red Eagle
2- acerc, aka Robert
3-squirlly, aka Jeff
4-R/C Art, aka Art
5-bipe II, aka ?
6-drac1, aka ?
7-stevegauth30, aka Steve
8-flyingagain, aka Ken
9-modracer07, aka Chris
10-OLDFLYER2, aka ?
11-Jaybird, aka
12-Hinkley Bill
13-thepamster, aka Pam
14-WRAM, aka Danny
15-pittsflyer, aka Ray
16-jescardin, aka Jesus Cardin
17-Christen Eagle 1, aka Jim
18-dgliderguy, aka ?
19-p510851, aka Toni
We are slowly growing.

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