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  1. Apr 12, 2018 #1

    grassroots

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    My S-1S has gone to a new home. It's been a slow burnout for me over the least year or so. I feel like I've pushed that poor airplane as far as it was gonna go, and my motivation to continue with it slowly dropped to near nothing. Things change. Been bummed about it, but I'm not one to let an airplane rot, and I finally decided to let it go. It's not too far away, and with another true Pitts lover and fellow acro brother. Still love these things and think it's the coolest little airplane ever. I don't have any continued acro plans right now, but am looking for a nice J-3 to mess around with and keep me flying for now. I do have some truly great buddies who have generously offered to let me fly their Bi and Mono wings any time. Maybe down the road I'll pick up something again for some fartin' around acro. Planning on flying Wilson and CDing one last time at the end of the month. Last time in the hangar -

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  2. Apr 12, 2018 #2

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    Thanks for that post Eric. I figured you would reach your limit once you started flying Unlimited but I also figured you would move on to more capable machinery. I hope you do, even if it has to be one of those evil monoplanes. Personally, I've enjoyed watching your progress, thanks for taking us along.
     
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    Your videos and explanations on this and another board have been a tremendous help to me on technique and where to look when flying competition type acro. I've really appreciated and enjoyed what you've put into the sport and hope you'll stick with it in the future. A little break is a good thing sometimes. Life without a biplane though.....:(
     
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    The one airplane I've ever seen people keep for a lifetime is a j3 cub. Who knows, maybe that one will be permanent!

    BTW, glad I got to see you fly the Pitts before you sold it. Thoroughly enjoyed watching.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2018 #5

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    :(

    Well..I won't be writing now how sad this is, cause I think you know what you are doing and you're doing it for the right reasons.
    I just want to say thank you....thank you for the great videos that helped me A LOT when I started aerobatic and Pitts flying, thank you for the help via chat when I had some trouble or questions! All that made my life in the cockpit a little easier. :)

    A Cub sounds like a good plan...:D
     
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    Could have knocked me over with a feather. The best on future pursuits.

    Will
     
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    We are not going to let Eric off the hook so easy.He will still be helping me with some of the chapter 19 contest , either in person or threw many text.Ive always got all different flavors of Pitts in my shop at any given time,and I will force him into ringing them out, hopefully keep his acro bug alive.
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    Thanks for the kinds words. I still love Pitts and acro, and will definitely hang around to troll the forum. :)
     
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    give knight twister a run for his money........
     
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    I'm a little surprised you didn't keep the Pitts and just fly her for fun (non-competition). You said it was your dream plane. Then again, there are just so many great airplanes out there.
     
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    Eric,

    I'm glad that I've gotten to watch you fly in the box and I'm sad that I'm not going to get to watch you fly in the box anymore (hopefully just for the time being).

    Thank you for a sweet flying airplane. And thank you for all the flying tips at contests. You transformed my hammerheads! I hope to do you and 100MP proud and you will always be on the insurance.

    Chris
     
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    Still is John. Hard to describe. Not something I would have foreseen 10 years ago. Things evolve in unexpected ways through time and experience. It was a confluence of factors.
     
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    I understand. Im sure you will have fun at other things for now!
     
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    Eric,

    I add my thanks. Your videos on YouTube and messages here really helped me a lot — still do!

    Jeff B.
     
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    Thank so for doing the videos, they’re great! And thanks for your pleasant forum demeanor.
     
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    A good J-3 is hard to beat!
    After flying all the planes I have flown the J-3 is my favorite! I made a mistake selling the first one and seeing it destroyed by the new owner. My new J-3 is a fabulous airplane and it will never get sold.. Really!
    The Cub is the only plane my wife enjoys flying in.

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    quote borrowed from Pilots of America:

    "Owning a Pitts is like dating a stripper. You know it makes sense to end it, but the memory lives on forever." :D
     
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    Unlike a stripper, the cheaper the Pitts the less likely it is to cause a divorce.
     
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    High maintenance equals high reward, in both examples.
     
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    KT, isn’t that pretty much LIFE in general! ;)
     

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