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Old Aug 16, 2007, 09:14 AM
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Horizon Hobby Eflite Pitts Model 12 15 ARF

Have you seen this beauty that just popped up on Horizon's web site?! Nice!!

From Horizon:

Pitts Model 12 15 ARF

Key Features

Designed by aerobatic champion Quique Somenzini
Superb scale detail
Lightweight balsa and light plywood construction
Expertly applied UltraCote trim scheme
Factory-painted fiberglass cowl, radiator scoop, and wheel pants
Biplane design offers light wing loading and excellent aerobatic response
Excellent match for E-flite Power 15 BL Outrunner, 950Kv motor
Easy access battery hatch
Steerable tail wheel


The E-flite® Pitts Model 12 15e ARF is a 3D-capable, sport replica of one of aviation’s hottest aerobatic machines. Designed by veteran, world-class competitor Quique Somenzini, it will give intermediate to expert pilots a thrilling scale aerobatic experience unlike any other. The large wing area and light wing loading of its biplane design offers very forgiving flight characteristics while keeping roll response crisp and precise. E-flite’s Power 15 and Power 25 brushless outrunner motors are excellent power choices, depending on your skill level. Sport aerobatics or stick-bending 3D, the Pitts Model 12 15e will do whatever you ask and will look good doing it.

Its feature-packed design and components offer a level of quality and performance beyond that of any similar models, allowing intermediate pilots to grow their skills rapidly and experienced pilots to enjoy maximum performance with no extra effort. Some of these features include: genuine Hangar 9 UltraCote covering over a lightweight balsa and lightweight plywood frame; a steerable tail wheel; a fiberglass cowl and wheel pants; a bolt-on firewall that accepts the E-flite Power 15 or Power 25 BL Outrunner Motor; and a quick-change battery hatch. With all of these fantastic features, in addition to the level of pre-fabrication that has been completed, modelers will have the ability to fly this incredible biplane with minimal hassle and maximum fun. With the attention to detail, and the amount of work that will be complete when a modeler opens the box, it is no wonder why the E-flite version will be a step above the rest of the competition.


Wing Span: 40" (1015 mm)
Overall Length: 39" (990 mm)
Wing Area: 555 sq in (35.8 sq dm)
Flying Weight: 48 - 50 ounces
Motor Size: Power 15 BL Outrunner, 950 Kv
Radio: 6 channels with mixing
Servos: JR Sport MC35 (4)
Prop Size: APC 12x6E
Hardware Included: yes
Speed Control : E-flite 40A Switching BEC
Recommended Battery: 14.8V 2070 mAh 4-cell Li-Po battery
Approx. Assembly Time: 4 - 6 hours
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 06:38 PM
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Great looking airplane... gotta resist... only $112.00... gotta resist...
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 06:56 PM
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Just noticed it on E-flites site too. I am getting the new ZG Pitts Python that is just a tad bit bigger than this E-flite one, but this might have to be my next addition to my fleet after the Python.
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Old Aug 29, 2007, 02:03 AM
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Yep, this one's on my watch list.

Has anyone had any luck with comparable BP motors from the Balsa Products website, They have a comparable motor for quite a bit less than the eflite motor. the Pitts, isn't in stock.

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Old Oct 18, 2007, 05:11 PM
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Coming to Canada in time for Xmas..!

Should be at Great Hobbies for $134.00 maybe less by than..!

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Old Jan 05, 2008, 12:36 PM
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I use the bp motor on mine and it works just fine at a 1/3 of the price.
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Old Jan 05, 2008, 03:46 PM
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Have not heard if this Pitts got released in Canada yet ....if so it's only been in the last two weeks.....I may wait for the big (68"ws) Beaver..should be a dandy on floats and skis..!

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