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airbiker

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Just wanted to say hi. I've been reading the forum for awhile and decided it was time to sign up and try to contribute. This forum has some of the best Pitts discussions I've found anywhere.

I bought a '77 Pitts S-1S a couple years ago from the original builder. It has been an excellent airplane and there haven't been any significant issues. I've been making some small incremental changes, but nothing big so far. I've been watching the discussions on the Wolf gear/cowl and the Raven wings with much interest.

I started competing a little and fly Intermediate. I can get through Advanced sequences, but I start running into performance limits on some maneuvers. Always need just a little more vertical and a little more roll rate :). My experience is more of a limit than the plane at this point.

Here's a picture of the plane.

Thanks,
Ian



 

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