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Nov 13, 2021, 12:14 AM
AeroDan
Pitts S-1? Similar to Betty Skelton's "Little Stinker"? Just Wild Guessing.
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Nov 13, 2021, 12:16 AM
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Definitely the same engine. Both are Curtiss Conquerer V-12. A little research shows the difference between these two is just the turbo. The difference in the exhaust manifolds comes because they have to collect the exhaust and pipe it into the turbo. The difference between the YP-23 and the P-6 was that this had a geared Conquerer and a metal fuselage.
Did the "opened" pants cut down on mud accumulation?
Nov 13, 2021, 02:26 AM
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Model ID please
The canopy is too long for a single seater. Pitts S2A?
Nov 13, 2021, 01:39 PM
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Pitts S-2E--homebuilt version of the S-2A. It is a 2 seater for sure, but the small spinner is for a fixed pitch propeller. Factory S-2A had a constant speed prop with larger spinner.
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Nov 13, 2021, 08:21 PM
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Did the "opened" pants cut down on mud accumulation?

If I had to make a wild guess I would say the purpose was ease of maintenance.
Nov 13, 2021, 09:16 PM
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If you note, the open wheel pants were also seen on Navy Curtis Hawks, too. More or less same time period.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...57&postcount=1

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...44&postcount=1
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Nov 15, 2021, 04:29 PM
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If I had to make a wild guess I would say the purpose was ease of maintenance.
Gotcha!!!!!
Nov 16, 2021, 11:57 AM
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Ease of maintenance=checking/adding air to tires. Even with little access doors on "modern" wheel fairings, it's a PITA to get the valve stem in the "window"...

John Thorp's original T-18 had the open faced version. Also allows a more thorough preflight tire inspection...
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Nov 22, 2021, 01:15 PM
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Here's a twofer!

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I have to admit my knowledge of European sailplanes is rather pathetic. Yours??!!
Nov 22, 2021, 09:29 PM
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Off the bat, Minimoa comes to mind, but I'm looking further.

EJ
Nov 22, 2021, 10:45 PM
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Spalinger *may* be another avenue.

Sailplanes/gliders designs were so beautiful in the '30s, '40s.

EJ
Nov 23, 2021, 12:33 AM
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Certainly two different designs. Gull wings were not unusual in those days.
Nov 23, 2021, 03:59 PM
AeroDan
Goppingen GO 1 & GO 3 (Moa And Minimoa)?
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Nov 30, 2021, 07:27 AM
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Correct


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Originally Posted by HighnDryFF
Pitts S-2E--homebuilt version of the S-2A. It is a 2 seater for sure, but the small spinner is for a fixed pitch propeller. Factory S-2A had a constant speed prop with larger spinner.
Nice !

Correct.
Dec 12, 2021, 09:36 PM
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I'll be honest right up front. I don't know what this is. I found this picture while reading about South African basketball players. No rewards just a pat on the back if you can identify this twin.

Tom


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