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Pitts S1C - two projects for sale

bipe215

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It's 15 minutes from me but I haven't seen it. The owner is really young and didn't know what he was getting into I think. I'll see what I can find out.

Steve
 

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Steve - I am not interested as a buyer. Just interested because something does not look quite right to me.

This may be a good project for somebody else, though. He has lowered his asking price to $10,500 for both planes together. Too bad about the O-290.
 

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Looks right for an early short cockpit. Like my old N95R. Add spinner and wheel pants and it would look better.

If I didn't have too (two too many per Marcia) :) many airplanes already, I'd like to maybe put another Pitts in my hangar. Maybe the one?

I had a O320/150hp on my S1C. A buddy had one w/O290D2/135-140hp and it was close. I weighed 150# back then(don't I wish) and he was about 125# which made it very close. I small guy with O290D2 and right prop will do ok.....IF HE DOESN'T NEED ENGINE PARTS!

Want more horse power......you just got to PAY to play

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Did you ever go look at the pitts ? He wants to swap them for my miniplane. Im a little worried getting into a plane thats been deregestered , not sure what all its gonna take to get it legal again.


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If its deregistered then its just parts in my opinion and I would price it accordingly. Going to be a lot of paperwork to get another legal airframe out of the deal.
 

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Ok , thanks . Looks like you've saved me twice


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I should have also said ...if the C of A has been surrendered then that would be the game changer. Many folks do that because some states bend you over for taxes for even dormant projects.
 

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Im guessing its A/W cert. was turned in because he said the faa has it on record but im sure they wont just "give it back" lol


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If its on record as in he simply lost it it should not be a big deal although I'd take care of it Before money was exchanged. If it was surrendered that's a different matter that still is workable but alot more pain.


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I actually might be interested in this project. I'm 120 lbs (keep the weight down so my 150 gets more than 250 fpm) so would the 0-290 be all that bad for me? This would be my first pitts so I'm not really sure what to look for
 

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Problem is, you don't know what you don't know?

As I said above, a small guy would do ok with a "good", strong O290D2. Big issue is the same for any Lycoming that's been sitting. Rust on cam/tappets..... Plus paperwork issue? Gotta ask, why 20k airplane for less than 10?

Other questions. Inverted systems? etc...
 

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You might be better off buying my smith mini , its flying and all its paperwork is in order


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I did a search earlier on the N-Number, the one on the plane is a reserved number not registered to any plane. I talked with the owner a couple of times via E-Mail. He says the plane was deregistered but it still has the originL airworthiness certificate. If it was deregistered and the N-Number was turned in. Wouldn't that mean the airworthiness is now nul and void and would take a DAR to do the paperwork to register it as new? How does this work?


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The airworthiness would be null but not void unless he turned that in too. It has to have a current registration to be airworthy, but it does not mean it has no airworthiness cert. I would call the FSDO. I think all you would be doing is applying for registration and applying for a new number. A current condition inspection covers the airworthiness. If the airworthiness is gone whole new ball game.
 

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