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Peter Franks' scale Pitts project



Rev. 1 — October 25, 2007


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The plans arrived in July, 2007 from Aviation Products in the US who have plans available for 10 aircraft types.
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Construction started a few days later after a trip to the local hardware store for 3/8" plywood.
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The project only took about 6 weeks in between other jobs.
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Span 115 cm; length 140 cm, height 70 cm
Cruise 1.0 kt, Vne 1.5 kts, Vs1 n/a
Aerobatics limited to ground loops


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Initial test flights were good, test pilot Teddy reported that it handled beautifully. The aircraft went back to the workshop for the final finish.


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Lucy, my granddaughter and the new owner, has completed pre-handover inspection and taken possession, but as yet not achieved her tail dragger endorsement.


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The same paint scheme as my Murphy Renegade. I figure that way I can save on registration costs; I'm sure no one will ever notice that there are two biplanes with the same registration numbers.