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Wanted - Pitts S1 for Purchase

bipedream

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I want to buy a flying Pitts S1 and have cash in hand for the right airplane.

If you've been considering selling and are looking for a good home for your airplane send me a message and let's chat.

What I need:

  • Straight airframe in good condition with either no damage history or well documented repairs
  • Electrical system with starter, alternator, battery, comm. and mode C transponder
  • A canopy due to Seattle weather
What I would like:

  • Stock airframe or with well known modifications
  • Low empty weight
  • Inverted fuel and oil with fuel injection preferred
  • Smaller engine (O-320) is okay

Here are a few basic questions:

  • Empty weight?
  • Year built and who built it?
  • Any modifications from the plans?
  • Factory or homebuilt fuselage (short/long)?
  • Wing type (C, D or S etc.)?
  • Landing gear type?
  • Engine type, time and date of last major (new or overhauled cylinders) etc.?
  • Light or heavy crank flange?
  • Prop type?
  • Known issues or damage history?
  • Equipment and systems?
 
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christopher

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Welcome! Looks like you covered all the bases there.:cool: Best Wishes with your search!
 

darylat8750

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Capnbill,
Nice looking S1D. What is the empty wt? Is it licensed experimental/exhibition? Was the engine new at the build?
 

capnbill767

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Experimental engine came out of an arrow, rebuilt at time of aieframe build EW 822.7
 

capnbill767

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Rebuilt by engine shop, Aircraft is experimental , have original engine logs, engine out of arrow, have all original logs from new.
 

Tomcat

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There is a really nice looking S-1S on barnstormers that just posted today......
 

bipedream

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I'm still looking for an S1

Preferably on the west coast or near enough to one of the well known places that does Pitts pre-buys.
 

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