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Posted by PeterVRC | Mar 20, 2016 @ 01:21 AM | 14,849 Views
With the Demise of the PT-17 I pondered what to do about having a Biplane....
Another UniqueModels PT-17, seeing it is a beautiful and well made (almost totally) plane?
Or something else?
The Dynam Waco was the leading choice in scale terms. But I was also thinking about Aerobatics and a STRONG bi-plane to cope with those!

I went to Hobbyzone (Victoria, Australia) to look over the Dynam choices....
The Waco, The Pitts Model S12 and the Devil 3D.
I was surprised to find they use alloy and carbon fiber strut systems = GREAT! When I checked them over I found them to be very strong - exactly what I needed/wanted!
So which one to get???

The Waco looks the best. Its "1930's nostalgic look".
The Devil 3D looks a bit too 'clinical' and modern. Plus was known to be a bit more twitchy and easier to stall in aerobatics.
The Pitts Model S12 Python looked a bit 'plain' but has the best credentials for aerobatics.... and it still does look quite good too.

The Waco out of stock.... hmmm.... but I could WAIT until they arrived....
With its scale sized, smallish, Ailerons they would need to be modded to be larger so that it could do better aerobatics - not a hard thing to do at all, but it does mean more TIME to get it going.

The Pitts Model S12 is really MEANT to be an aerobatic aircraft anyway.... so the real issue was ME, and altering my mindset from wanting a scale type OLDER biplane, to a more modern scale biplane!
So I accepted that and got the Pitts!!

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