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Wanted... Nice Pitts S1S or possibly S1C

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The Model 12 is gone and I would like something to play around with. I have never flown a S1 but always wanted to. I saw what is on the market but nothing really caught my eye.
If anyone knows of a really nice S1 please send me a PM, Text or email.
[email protected] or 979-451-3251
 

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Are you looking for bone stock or all tricked out? As if I have to ask.... :)
 

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I think everyone should experience a light, stock 180hp Pitts S-1S (not Sparcraft). It won't be exciting like the M-12 but it just such a perfect little toy. Good luck!
 

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I think everyone should experience a light, stock 180hp Pitts S-1S (not Sparcraft). It won't be exciting like the M-12 but it just such a perfect little toy. Good luck!
Yes, it could then be the benchmark every other airplane would be compared to. Maybe make other comparisons less apples/oranges?
 

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I think everyone should experience a light, stock 180hp Pitts S-1S (not Sparcraft). It won't be exciting like the M-12 but it just such a perfect little toy. Good luck!
Hey Bill, how about a "C" for someone who might not need 4 aileron flippers.
I've often considered building one wouldn't it be simpler, lighter perhaps even faster with the same engine?
I know you sacrifice some roll rate and resale value.
What else am I missing?
 

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The C ailerons don't have quite that same 'dense' feel and solid response the S ailerons have. They're not bad, they're just different.

I have a hard time making a case for building C (or even D) wings. For almost the same effort and expense you can have S wings. If you want to fly behind an O-200 or you're operating at 7000' DA then maybe the D wings would be a better choice. Or maybe you're just in love with those short C lower wings.... Otherwise why not spend your time and dollars building something close to perfection that might actually have some additional resale value too?

That's my take on it biased by several hundred hours of S time and not nearly as much C time.
 
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I flown both and my advice to a potential C owner is to never fly a four aileron S1 and you will be satisfied. 180 hp is mandatory in my opinion unless you qualify to ride in the Kentucky Derby.
 

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Ditto. I owned a C and loved it. 150 hp was enough w/no electric and I weighed 140#. I haven't flown a S but the roll rate and feel of my AD2 has ruined me on the C.

I might buy the right LONG C but I'd NEVER build one. For me a 180 horse S1D might be ideal but again I wouldn't build one.

With due respect,

Jack
 

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