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Scale Pitts S1-T, S1-S, and a Challenger.

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by acerc, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    So are there any kits out there for a 20-55cc Pitts S-1???? I have found a few sets of plans out there that don't look all that part to build but I'm not in the mood to take on making a cowl and canopy. Just wondering that's all.
  2. No kits in that size that I know of. Rick Boyer, whom has the rights to Sheber and Knoll plans, carries
    Andy Sheber 33% Pitts S-1S plans
    Andy Sheber 25% Pitts S-2A plans
    Andy Sheber 33% Pitts S-2A plans
    Frank Knoll 38% Christen Eagle plans
    Direct Connection 30% Ultimate plans
    and http://fiberglassspecialtiesinc.com/ carries cowls, pants, and canopies for all of Ricks plans.
    Rick can be reached by email at, rickboyer1984@gmail.com
    And for a scale tailwheel https://ohiosuperstar.squarespace.com/spring-style-tail-wheels/dsk6q4fbxxnnahzwflfypum30qyx05 in 1/4 scale is the best.
    I have the 1/4 scale on my 1/3 scale Pitts and the 1/3 scale on the 46%'er, they look and work great.
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  3. @Pistolera,
    Are you associated with that S1-T? If so could I get a pic of the top hinge line. I am going to redo my cowl and using the hatch lines would simplify it. I only have one pic but it is not a real clear view but close enough if I had one more agree with it.
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  4. Pistolera

    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

    I was, years ago. That was the T model I flew in IAC competition. I sold it in '92..... so sorry can'y get you any pics other than the few I have posted and maybe a couple more in my files.

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  5. That's ok, I found a couple of my particular plane with the right views for the cowl line's.
  6. I think (I know) this Bulldog is the longest a kit has sat in my shop unfinished. Been over a year with any serious work being done. Spent last year or more remodeling my old house but it is done and up for sale. Had to use the toy trailer for construction related chores so all my planes were stored in a shed with a couple in the shop. Spent the last few days going through all airframes, cleaning cause they got real dusty in the shed, checking and testing, then ran them. I emptied the trailer this morning and was going to load the planes in the trailer but it started raining. That will be first on my list tomorrow morning then my shop will be open for business again. But first up will be to get the Eagle assembled and ready for Top Gun 2018 then I can get back on the Bulldog. I did find a day or so to get the engine and canisters installed but it is difficult finding time and motivation when not here weekly.

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  7. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Nice.... What a project! I went over to my buddy Tom's crib today and we lit off his Kolm FT240 (4) cylinder that is now mounted to the rapidly progressing Exclusive Modlebau Eagle. Damn, what a plane. I gotta say, these huge bipes really get to me. I feel your pain with not enough time to build and such when life gets in the way. Keep up the awesome work.
  8. As of ten minutes ago the shop is cleaned out and cleaned up. Now I just have to get in the mood to build, quite honestly I figured once I cleaned it it would hit but I guess the house rebuild has wore the build out of me. I have got to get to the Eagle, and soon.....We'll see what tomorrow brings, would really like to go flying... I think....

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  9. NICE!
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  10. Thank bro! I'm planning on going flying tomorrow, by Wednesday I may be back to building. I'm kinda feeling like the bug will hit after getting in a few flights....
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