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WTB Pitts S-2A or S-2B

TFesta

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So as of now the only two S-2's I've been able to find are these two and aren't too sold on either.

From what I've read, I know the 1994 has previous damage from an off field landing and was repaired but I believe is missing some paperwork or something, and spent a few months in Mexico.

http://www.trade-a-plane.com/detail/aircraft/Single+Engine+Piston/1994/Pitts/S-2B/1744505.html

Also, I believe the '87 was for sale a few months ago for much less (I think somewhere in the 85k range) and this one will probably need recovering sometime in the coming years.

http://www.controller.com/listingsdetail/aircraft-for-sale/PITTS-S-2B/1987-PITTS-S-2B/1359463.htm

If anyone has any input or other planes for sale either s-2A or B that would be great. Ideally looking for something turn key ready with the MT prop.

Thanks
 

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Do a search on here. The 1994 plane was talked about and in this exact situation... Was it better to buy the rebuilt plane with DH or one for less that might need a recover?

Johnny White posts here and he commented. That might make the search easier

Here is one.

http://www.biplaneforum.com/showthread.php?t=10764
 
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The 94 was sold but I think was a very good plane.
 

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Looks to me like they're both overpriced (if it says "call" for price then, you can be sure, it's overpriced). The S-2 market either seems to be flooded with airplanes or you can't find one. Right now, they're not many on the market while 6 months ago there were plenty. Bide you time, a good one will come along. I use $85K as a max price point for S-2B unless it's really, really nice.
 

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If you are thinking of buying an S-2 that needs fabric, you should look at the price knowing that you will easily spend $30K for a high quality recover. If you plan to keep the airplane for a while and you have that depth in your financing, then that number is not a barrier.

If you are looking at an airplane that will need an engine soon, plan on budgeting $20K for a high quality engine overhaul.

I had my S-2A recovered 3 seasons ago and I am doing the engine now. About $55K into the airplane. Wouldn't sell if for less than $100K right now but I plan on flying it for a while.

If you are trying to apply economics to aerobatic airplanes, give it up before you go crazy. You either buy one with the money you have or you don't. And you do not need the perfect airplane, you just need "enough" airplane to be in the arena rather than outside and looking in.

Best of luck,

Wes
 

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The blue one is sold to a guy in Wisconsin. Johnny is helping me with Some other stuff and when we were talking he did tell me he knows of another B model coming up for sale. Give him a shout.
 

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Thanks for the input.
It's nice to get a sense of price range from people who have been around these planes.
 

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If anyone knows of any a/c coming up for sale especially in the south west, let me know.
Just said goodbye to the last plane.
 

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Everyone has a different reason for wanting a particular Pitts model, but my choice would be a 180hp fixed pitch S2E. It was Curtis' favorite too.
 

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The other day I saw two E's on Barnstormers... probably why you asked :)
 
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TFesta

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There are two nice E models, but I'm more interested in the one with the 200hp MT prop.
I just don't know much about them and don't know of anyone who would.
 

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I know alot about the s2e with the 200hp pm me if you want more info
 

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I have a perfect S-2B I have been contemplating selling, it's in Colorado. Give me a call 719-696-5508. Nick
 

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Yep, That's it!! Where did you find the pic.? That is in front of my hanger at 1V6.
 

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It just took a little searching the the Aviationdb.com site to get the N-number and then I just Googled Pitts and the N-number and stole it from this site:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/skyhawkpc/15197137508/

I suppose I should give them some credit as he does have some nice pictures.

Very nice looking plane by the way!

Dan
 

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This is one nice s2b. I see it all the time. It's in the hangar directly behind mine.. If a nice Pitts is what your looking for, don't miss this one.
 

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