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Old 08-19-2018, 08:24 PM
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I recently aquired a Dave Patrick designed Pitts S2B made by Cermark. It was complete except for the assembly manual. Does anyone have or know of a cooy I can buy or copy? Thanks in advance. - tucano007
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Is this the ARF or is it the kit?
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:00 AM
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There was quite a bit on the web about the top wing separating during flight. I had one come apart during straight and level flight. Talked to mister Patrick after this happened and he told me that after selling the design he had no control over changes made by the new owner. From the pictures he mentioned that it appeared the design and quality of wood left a lot to be desired. The center section was riddled with mold and this you could not see with the covering in place.

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Old 12-27-2018, 08:03 PM
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It's a shame to have that sort of situation with an ARF that cost just under 400.00. I had met the owner of Cermark a couple times at a California trade show. He was friends with my employer at the time. After experiencing their business model first hand this sort of thing comes to no surprise to me. Since leaving the industry I have not purchased a single item that they produce.
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DId you ever find a manual for this airplane?
Old 02-22-2019, 01:21 PM
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DId you ever find a manual for this airplane?
No, never did. I guess I will have to "wing it"..
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I have the manual and would be glad to copy it for you. I am currently redoing my Cermark Pitts S2B, stripped
the covering off and building a new tank platform, going gas this time around, formerly powered by a Super Tiger
2300 glow engine ( guzzled fuel like crazy). BTW which color scheme do you have, the red one or the blue & white one?
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Old 02-23-2019, 10:39 AM
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Bill..
That would be much appreciated. Is there a way I can compensate you for the copy charge? I have the Red color scheme. I am planning on putting a DLE 20RA in it. I have a H9 Christen Eagle II 90 size with a DLE 20RA in it and it is a little hot rod!
My address is: 3049 Lakeshore Rd. Bellingham, WA. 98226
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I addressed it RCU: Tucano007 with your street address.

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Old 02-23-2019, 02:17 PM
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Bill..
My name is Wiliam also, last name is Cahill. Thank you so much. I will send a picture when it is done. It may take awhile as I am repairing a Waco SRE from Sig that I broke two years ago(stalled it). A friend is painting the cowl for me now.. Again, many thankxs -Willjam
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It's in the mail, you should get it in about 4-5 days is my guess.
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Did you receive the manual I mailed to you? Let me know that you got it.
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Got the "Thank You" note in the mail today, glad to be of help, that's what is great about this hobby
people helping others.

Are you going to do an assembly thread here on RCU? I would like to post some pics of my "Refurb
Project" Cermark Pitts S2B if you don't mind.
Old 08-10-2019, 10:39 AM
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I had 250 flights on my red and white first-gen Cermark Pitts and recommend using some triangle stock for landing gear on inside the fuselage. The model has very weak wood structure where the gear bolts to it. You can easily accomplished this from inside forward section. Good luck, it's a fun model and easy to fly for a biplane. - Ken.
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William how's the Pitts coming along? Here's a couple pics of mine that I recovered
and fitted out with a RCGF 30 twin gasser.
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Hi , I have two of these...a red and a blue. Does anyone have a spare wing set ?
Nice job with the covering!
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I just got a cermark pitts s2b arf in the red and white scheme. Do you by chance do what color of red it is I am having the hardest time matching it up to order a roll for a wing repair.
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Originally Posted by cabashby View Post
I just got a cermark pitts s2b arf in the red and white scheme. Do you by chance do what color of red it is I am having the hardest time matching it up to order a roll for a wing repair.
I believe it came from manufacturer covered with Ultracoat. I'm not sure the name of the red but it is a dark red. Perhaps you could find a list of Ultracoat colors online and see which shade of red looks the closest. Better of course at a local hobby store if you have one and they still carry Ultracoat.

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