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Aerobatic Airplane

#1 Post by Colonel Sanders » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:09 pm

From the IAC list. With a partner, it's $15k each.

PS Mike Mays really knows Pitts maintenance:

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1982 Pitts Special S1 $31K FIRM , Contact Mike Mays , Southern Aerobatics inc. , Soaerobatics@aol.com , 561-734-1955 ( pictures available)
620 total hours airframe
Professionally built
Red-and-White Starburst paint scheme
Lycoming IO-360-B4A , Bendix Fuel Injection , Christen inverted oil system
620 total hours engine; 226 SMOH
Compression, May 2012: #1: 70/80, #2: 76/80, #3: 70/80, #4: 70/80
Sensenich 76EMB-0-58
Stits Polyfiber, hangared
Haigh locking tailwheel
Spring gear
Hooker Harness
sighting device
Parachute
17 Gallon belly tank (quick connect)
Wing Tank (4.7 gal)
Gap seals on all surfaces
Plane Power 60A lightweight alternator
Sky-Tec Starter installed 2009
Lightweight Odyssey 680 battery with trickle charge plug installed 2009
comes with Garmin Pilot III GPS (backup) and ICOM com radio.
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#2 Post by cgzro » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:47 pm

yes, mike did the pre purchase on mine and then all the repairs after i bought it prior to import from florida.

Decent, straight up guy.
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#3 Post by Colonel Sanders » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:44 am

With a partner, it's $15k each
You can't buy a new Honda Civic for that!

The next time someone tells me that the reason they
don't fly aerobatics is that they can't afford it, I will
look suspiciously at their shiny new SUV.

You cannot beat this, for bang for the buck. It is not
an MX2 but it will take you to Advanced category
contest flying. You will learn an awful lot along the way.

Choices, people. It's about the choices that you make.
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#4 Post by dimitri » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:14 pm

Mike sent me these pictures. Really sharp looking aircraft!!
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#5 Post by captcrunch2013 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 7:53 pm

It would not even buy you a replacement prop!
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#6 Post by cgzro » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:10 pm

Looks pretty nice. It seems to have the certified T wings (no 1/2 moon cutout at center) and has the proper fuse modification for the under stab bracing. There were a few glitches in the original S1 that are important to have corrected but they are quite well known and likely done on this a/c.

- under stab brace
- stab H tube beef up
- drag anti drag wire wedge blocks
- cabane strut carry through rod
- upper wing cabane attach plates with 90 degree stiffening bends
- and a few others i can't remember...

But Mike is a straight up guy and hell tell you exactly whats what.

Tricky to get from Florida to Canada though.. 120nm at a hop!
Not a trip for a newbie Pitts pilot.
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#7 Post by Changes in Latitudes » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:15 pm

Then there's the time and money I'll need to spend on making sure I don't roll it up into a wee ball. It sure is alluring.
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Re: Aerobatic Airplane

#8 Post by cgzro » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:06 am

There is definitely training required, basically landings and spins, the rest can be self taught safely at altitude. If your home base has base big wide runways you need less training to start, but for a narrow short strip you need considerably more time.

Ive seen a couple of mistakes people make with theses machines. Ferry them themselves with only a few hours dual and keeping them initially at a small strip, recipe for ground loops!
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Re: Aerobatic Airplane

#9 Post by Jerz » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:44 pm

There is a nice Ultimate S1 with pumped up IO360, MT CS prop, spring gear on Barnstormers for $35K.
Don't know anything about it, but looks like lots of a/c for small money.
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Re: Aerobatic Airplane

#10 Post by dimitri » Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:59 am

A friend of mine is looking for a nice S1C such as this one. Too bad it was sold quickly but I'm not surprised with such a good deal!
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