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
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
Stits Polyfiber, hangared
Haigh locking tailwheel
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.
You can't buy a new Honda Civic for that!With a partner, it's $15k each
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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- 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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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!