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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:07 PM
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Pitts Special ARF

Hello everyone:

I just recieved my Raidentech Pitts Special ARF. its a nice little plane, the motor mount is a little flimsy, but the rest of the plane is nice, need to tell everyone who's interested in this kit that my Pitts did not have Ailerons on the top wing. The pictures on the website is a decieving. its a good price for the kit thought. oh, also the instructions do not tell you where the COG is.

Paul
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:18 PM
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Cool !!

I had not seem this before. Thanks for the update.

Did you add ailerons to the top wing? If so, can you tell us how? A Pitts isn't the same without double ailerons. Also, what power setup did you decide on. Looks good though.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:28 PM
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no i thiink I will not add the ailerons, seem s like a lot of work acutally, so i'll try it stock. I'm thinking to put an axi 2212-26 or a razor 400 in a cobri gearbox, it comes with stick mount or balsa box style mount.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:30 PM
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If that is the model without upper ailerons it certainly is deceiving.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 09:38 PM
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pictures' worth a thousand words. notice the top wing...., still a very nice kit, just won't be as much fun.

Paul
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 10:28 PM
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That is not right! Did you contact them at all about it to see what is up?

As akrobatt said a pitts ain't right without quad aileron. Or any biplane for that matter!!

Kit does look nice otherwise though!

Kevin
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 10:37 PM
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Obviously you mod'd it 'cause I see linkages between upper and lower wings ailerons.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 11:04 PM
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i haven't done anything to it yet, it seems like the sample photo from raidentech is with ailerons on both wings. the actual plane mailed in box has only one set. I emailed them already about this. no reply until monday or so i suspect.
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Old Oct 28, 2005, 11:29 PM
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What is it made out of? I have the wattage model and would love to have another pitts.
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 03:09 AM
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balsa, cowl is fiberglass, landing gear is aluminuml even has magnets on the battery door preinstalled.
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 08:58 AM
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are the pants fiberglass? I am pleasantly surprised so far....it might be even lighter than my wattage pitts.
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 09:13 AM
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Where is it available from? Never mind, I found the web site. Looks great
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 09:21 AM
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No drooling on the keyboard ! http://www.raidentech.com/pisparfrcrar.html

twohsieh,
Would it be possible to post the weight of your Pitts parts (without gear)?
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 09:37 AM
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$65 bucks plus $8.00 shipping I guess, but, but.....what a deal.

Yeah, I'd like to know the weights compared to the wattage plane. I recall the wattage version being heavy, but don't remember where I read that.

Anyone else had any experience with their planes?
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Old Oct 29, 2005, 09:52 AM
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this plane is more scale and has a larger fuse than the wattage pitts, its not very heavy, I will weigh the parts without gear and post it after i get back from flying this morning. : )
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