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Pitts 12 15e construction underway!!!

My new Pitts 12 15e from e-Flite came in a few weeks ago, and I was awaiting the motor and a few additonal bits [sullivan wire kit, dubro tail wheel kit] to complete the build.

This will be initially a 3S, 3800mAh system with a 900Kv, 770W motor. I will be using a 60A ESC (Eflite) and 4x HS82MG servos (Hitec) for the controls. A AR500 full-range RX completes the ensemble. I have a TruTurn 2.25" aluminum spinner painted gloss back to match the scheme, and I plan to use a MAS 12x6x3-blade prop. (see pix)

Wings and Elevator were done about 10 days ago, and I am now finishing the build. First major mod is the battery tray lowering to accomodate larger batteries. I cut out the upper front spar and made one using 3/16" balsa. (see pix) It is the same hieght as the rear spar, to allow the tray to ride on both.

This will allow a longer new tray to fit into the plane and manage CG better.

I also used Weldbond white glue on the front inner wooden surfaces to strengthen them a bit without adding a lot of weight...

More pix to come as we continue the build!

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