Pitts 12 15e construction underway!!! - RC Groups
Shop our Airplanes Products Drone Products Sales
Thread Tools
This thread is privately moderated by SkyCadet, who may elect to delete unwanted replies.
Aug 06, 2011, 09:03 PM
Segelfliegen bedeutet Freiheit
SkyCadet's Avatar

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!

Last edited by SkyCadet; Aug 06, 2011 at 09:09 PM.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Discussion E-Flite Pitts Model 12 15e... Safety Hawk 3D Flying 2 Nov 01, 2017 10:26 PM
Sold E-Flite Pitts Model 12 15e Biplane milehigh club Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 5 May 19, 2011 09:08 PM
Sold 1x E-Flite Pitts Model 12 15e ARF Hoangsta Aircraft - Electric - Airplanes (FS/W) 5 Nov 23, 2007 09:03 PM
New Product E-flite Pitts Model 12 15e ARF Bill K. 3D Flying 1 Aug 17, 2007 08:34 AM