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Wanted - Pitts S1 Straight Engine Mount 0-320

Pteroworks

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Hello,

Looking for a Pitts S1 Straight Engine Mount (non-dynafocal) for 0-320. This is a friend's project that has been sitting around for too many years that we are going to try to get flying on a modest budget so don't mind cleaning up something you might have lying in the back of the hangar.

Thanks

Rob.

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wally

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Hi Rob,

It is possible to make your own mount. Mine is a dynafocal I made but you should be able to make one too. If you don't know far forward to mount the engine, just weigh the complete airplane, weigh the engine, prop and everything firewall forward you can gather, then do a weight and balance calc.

Then build a wood framework to hold the engine at the right height, level the fuselage, position the engine your calculated distance from the firewall. Cut and tack weld the tubes between the two. Remove it, finish weld, clean it up and paint it.

Easy.
Wally
 

Pteroworks

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Hi Wally,

Thanks for the reply. We will be over at your hangar Saturday morning with lots of tubing...

I actually have the plans for the mount but figured there had to be some straight mounts around since most seem to end up with the dynafocals at some point. Building one is the plan B if I haven't found one in the next few weeks. I have welded tubing in the past but just a little intimidated by the engine mount.

If I can't find one, perhaps I could pick you brain a little bit further on how you went about welding yours.

Thanks,

Rob
 

planegene

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Mine is a straight conical mount. If you need I can take some pictures and get some measurements.

Gene

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pitts1e

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I've got one that I probably won't use. I got it second hand and it was supposed to be built to plan specs for the S1S fuselage I have. I just have never verified the dims.
 

Pteroworks

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Thanks to everyone who responded and took the time to send pics and measurements. Much appreciated. I have found one that is the perfect fit and close enough to drive to as well.

Rob
 

Carlyle

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Gene. are you selling your mount with the rod gear ???
 

planegene

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No I'm not selling mine. I just posted saying I could get measurements off mine if needed.
 

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I've got one that I probably won't use. I got it second hand and it was supposed to be built to plan specs for the S1S fuselage I have. I just have never verified the dims.
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Lucasjenni said:
Gene, Do you know the wall thickness of the tubing by chance? Thanks, Luke
Ya know I really don't know the size and thickness but I have a set of plans that I can look it up
 

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