Pitts S1-S 33%
This kit is without equal in quality, design, contents and price. All measurements have been taken exactly from the drawings of the Pitts Aerobatic Company Plans. The models construction hardly deviates from the full-size aircraft. The fully sprung landing gear, the fixing of the top wing and the struts all work the same as the full-size.
One often hears that the Pitts as a model is something to avoid, it is difficult to take off and land. This may be true of some model Pitts, but not with our conventional wood Pitts. This ease of flying is all a question of model size, wing loading, power to weight ratio, CG position. Even so, the landing speed you will of course realize is somewhat faster than that of a normal trainer such as Graupners Taxi. Our Pitts reacts precisely and is at the same time docile. The landing is certainly not difficult. When you have had experience with a two wheel model such as our Piper then you be able to handle our Pitts with ease!
In the light of experience it is best to power the Pitts with the Titan ZG 62SL and the Hydro Mount System. With the 62 our Pitts exceeds the newest originals vertical performance. The ZG 62SL and the Hydro Mounting System designed for the Pitts HMS #6650 with the stainless silencer #6650 fits under the cowl. This engine combination gives a fantastic power to weight ratio as well as the minimum sound level. Our Pitts can easily cope with this enormous power from the 62.
Several of our customers have powered their Pitts with the Titan ZG 74 or even the ZG 80 and are more than pleased with the results. With the stainless silencer #7472 and the 60 mm propeller hub, the ZG 80B fits under the Pitts cowl. The longer propeller hub causes the engine’s CG to be set more rearwards thereby avoiding nose heaviness due to the extra weight of the engine.
You will find our Pitts has a superb Aerobatic performance, the knife edge flying and flick rolls are remarkable. The stall is not so violent, the ailerons are effective past the stall and the nose just drops so long as you keep the rudder straight. The tough and light structure can withstand very hard landings and any amount of violent aerobatics.
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- Scale: 1:3
- Span: 1725 mm (68 in)
- Length: 1550 mm (61 in)
- Wing area: 1,0 m2
- Weight: 7,5 - 9 kg