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"Black Magic" N8M replica

pete51577

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Hello All,
<DIV id=ms__id23849>I've been looking like crazy for the past few years for any info/articles/etc. on the "Black Magic" (N8M)Caro Bailey Pitts S-1C replica that was built by a Ted Teach. I saw it at Oshkosh a few years back, and it was absolutely stunning, but I've seen no articles on it or any details, other than that its a replica of the number 3 Pitts built. I have been heavy into researching the early S-1's....what I call the "historic Pitts Specials"trying to get as much info as possible for a potential build of a #2 Pitts replica (what became the famous "Little Stinker")
<DIV id=ms__id23850>Any answers to the following questions would be fantastic:
<DIV id=ms__id23851>1) Is the Black Magic replica just a standard S-1C? Long fuse or short?
<DIV id=ms__id23852>2) What plans were used?
<DIV id=ms__id23853>3) Any technical, dimensional info on the first 3 Pitts Specials would be great (How they differed from the straight S-1C plans that came out in the 1960s).
<DIV id=ms__id23854>Thanks all for any help....
<DIV id=ms__id23855>Pete
 

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