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Old 02-13-2017, 07:18 PM   #26
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Very beautiful Pitts,Curtis


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Old 02-13-2017, 11:07 PM   #27
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Well done sir... well done


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Old 02-14-2017, 12:23 AM   #28
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Thanks again for the nice comments. Here are some cabane fairings that my friend Cameron made for me. If any of you Pitts owners are interested contact him. But wait tell he gets that Eagle done we don't want to slow him down. I just got these on tonight after recowing it back up. You got to love 3D printers ImageUploadedByBiplane Forum1487031673.438895.jpgImageUploadedByBiplane Forum1487031696.646031.jpgImageUploadedByBiplane Forum1487031740.248750.jpg
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Curtis, OUTSTANDING! Some have "the look"...this one does. The overall level of the craftsmanship is very visible. You've done good my friend. I wish you many, many hours of enjoying this remarkable achievement.

BTW...is the canopy a "stock" S1 type or? Looks slightly different than others I've seen but maybe just the black? It's nice, reminds me of a Stevens Acro in a way...and that's a good thing.
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Glad they turned out well. Also glad I had someone who took really good measurements so that I could get these shaped right.
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Awesome Pitts! Congratulations on the successful first flight!
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Curtis, OUTSTANDING! Some have "the look"...this one does. The overall level of the craftsmanship is very visible. You've done good my friend. I wish you many, many hours of enjoying this remarkable achievement.

BTW...is the canopy a "stock" S1 type or? Looks slightly different than others I've seen but maybe just the black? It's nice, reminds me of a Stevens Acro in a way...and that's a good thing.
Thanks, the canopy is a stock S1 with a flat style wind screen from Airplane Plastics. I lowered the sides for better visibility. It does make it look a little tall but I OK with that. I also laid the seat back 2" and slanted the TD to follow the seat angle. If I did it again I would slant the wind screen more like a S2C does with the single place canopy set up.

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did you ever fix that heavy right wing?
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Old 03-20-2017, 12:28 AM   #34
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Only with a small trim tab. I just tighten all my flying wires to spec with a Aviat tool a friend of mine lent me. I was about 100# light on the tension of the flying wires. As I tighten the flying wires I had to adjust the landing to keep the top wing level. Still requires a small trim tab to keep it level.
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So what is Cameron's contact info for the cabane fairings?
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You can contact Cameron through BPF private message look at his Eagle 2 build thread. Very popular thread and a beautiful eagle to look at. Curtis
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Only with a small trim tab. I just tighten all my flying wires to spec with a Aviat tool a friend of mine lent me. I was about 100# light on the tension of the flying wires. As I tighten the flying wires I had to adjust the landing to keep the top wing level. Still requires a small trim tab to keep it level.


I want to say my uncle dealt with this on his S1 and he added another washer on the I strut and it fixed the problem. I could be mistaken, Iíll have to ask him tomorrow.


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