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Pitts S1-11 Project for Sale on Ebay

acropilotbret

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This plane has been pretty heavily modified from the looks of it. Did you notice the aileron slave strut have been integrated to within the I-struts. Also look at the fuselage photo looking forward at the fuel tank notice how the longerons taper in and there are a tapered standoffs for the sheet metal. Interesting to say the least. It also has a more S-2/Model 12 style stick with the bearing on top where as the S1-11 had normal aluminum bearing cages like the S-1
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Carlyle

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It doesn't look like an S1-11. It says it was built in 1989. I thought Curtis didn't design the S1-11 untill the mid 90's.
 

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The spring of 1996 is when Robert Armstrong had the modified by Aviat Prototype S-1-11 at Aresti Aerodrome (TX)for practice for the WAC. I believe it was 1994 when the Prototype was built. Time flies.
 

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It looks a lot like a modified S-1 project that was floating around Indiana for a while many years back. That one was started by Williams, then went to Bishop, then ?
 

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Project sold, coming to Colorado for rebuild. I remember the ship from U.S. Nats. It was a screamer.
 

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Which one was this? I think Bladder built two, or three of those?
 

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I believe this was the last one he built.
 

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