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Wanted: S1-S plans

richdolby

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Hi,

I am based in the UK, and as the title suggests, I am after a set of plans for my S1-S.

Ideally the paper version, in good condition.

Many Thanks in Advance,


Rich D.

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Morphewb

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The Aviat factory still sells them......btw, nice looking Pitts!
 

lanceav8r

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Both Aviat and Steen sell S1S plans. There are differences but for your need both would do the job.
 

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I haven't seen what Steen sells but the Aviat drawings are the factory drawings for the type certified S-1S. They are very complete and suffer from only two minor problems;

1) They are printed half-size. That makes a few things (very few) a little difficult to read.

2) Some parts are referenced to the S-2 part number. The S-2A was the first airplane to be certified and produced. When there was a common part (again, very few) the drawings reference the S-2's part number.

Neither of these is a big problem. On the plus side hundreds of airplanes both factory built and homebuilt have been built from the Aviat plans. They have been updated and rev'd up until 1982 when the S-1T was certified and produced. Finding errors in these plans is difficult and if you think you found an error it's usually your error and not the drawing's.
 

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+++1 on what Bill said. I have both for the record and the factory drawings are THE ones to purchase. Remember, these were the drawings Bill and I would have given certain body parts for years ago.....well, maybe, but you get the idea. These were THE drawings we thought we'd never be able to have at any price.
 

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Yep. Jim Killough was building S wings long before there were legitimate plans available. He may have reverse engineered them or, more likely, got them from Homestead with the help of Sarge or someone else. I doubt Curtis was the one providing them for Jim but he guarded those drawings just like Curtis did so who knows? I never actually saw them.......
 

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