• The Biplane Forum is a large global active community of biplane builders, owners and pilots. From Pitts to Skybolts, to older barnstormers, all types are welcome. In addition to our active community, our content boasts exhaustive technical information which is often sought after for projects and maintenance. This information has accumulated over the 12+ years the forum has been in existence.

    The Biplane Forum is a private community. Subscriptions are only $49.99/year or $6.99/month to gain access to this great community and unmatched source of information not found anywhere else on the web. We are also a great resource for non biplane users, since many GA aircraft are built the same way (fabric and tube construction). Annual membership also comes with two BiplaneForum.com decals.

landing gear

  1. T

    Pitts S1 standard gear options

    I know many threads on gear, but I couldn’t find some answers I was looking for. I’m restoring a ‘64, very short S1 with an O290. I’ve made the decision to try to keep it relatively “vintage”, minimal mods from original. That said, I would like to consider any ground handling improvements...
  2. R

    Aviat landing gear dimensions.

    Hi everyone. I’ve just finished building and tacking the bungee style landing gear together for my s1 project. I’ve offset the the top bumper tube 3/8 down from the centreline of the fwd attachment bush as specified on the drawing. The fwd landing gear mounting bracket on the fuselage shows...