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Old Dec 15, 2004, 02:14 PM
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Dennis,

The Pitts I modeled was an early version with ailerons on the lower wing only. They are 5/8" wide and match the scale size and location. In this narrow a wing span, not much control is really needed unless you want real snappy rolls!

I used the flat bottomed airfoil shown on the plans. It may have been too thick (or maybe the design was just too draggy) since the flight speed was pretty slow compared to others similarly powered and weighted designs I have flown. As you can see, there is a lot of nose for the amount of airplane! The design I used was David Jone's plans featured in a 1971 issue of Model Builder, and is avalable from Hannan's Runway or Peck-Polymers for $2.35
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