Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select (EFL3550)

The E-flite Pitts S-1S scale biplane is an officially licensed replica of the full-scale aerobatic icon that’s expertly designed and equipped to deliver an exhilarating flight experience so enjoyable that every flight will be more fun than the last.

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Nothing compares to a Pitts biplane.

From Horizon

Critics around the globe agree—flying one will spoil nearly all other aerobatic experiences. First flown almost 75 years ago, to this day the Pitts plans, kits, and finished biplanes that leave the Aviat Aircraft Company, are all remarkably similar to the pioneering original design. The E-flite® Pitts S-1S park flyer is a tribute to the Curtis Pitts design that distinctively combines an authentic appearance with great handling for incredible performance any RC pilot can appreciate.

The E-flite® Pitts S-1S scale biplane is an officially licensed replica of the full-scale aerobatic icon that’s expertly designed and equipped to deliver a flight experience that’s easy to enjoy. The overall dimensions distinctly capture the revolutionary Pitts outlines while EPO construction helps present scale detail with a high level of durability. Even though installing and removing the wings is incredibly simple and tool-free, this beautiful bipe is sized so you probably never need to take it apart. Like the full-scale, under the hood is the kind of power that distinguishes this aerobat as a potent performer with virtually unlimited potential. Ballistic vertical climbs, dizzying snaps, crisp rolls and sharp corners are just a few of its specialties. Scale pilots will appreciate its smooth flight performance and level of detail, while everyone will enjoy its power system versatility. Whether you choose to fly this one-of-a-kind aerobat on a 3S or 4S LiPo, this Pitts S-1S bipe will deliver an aerobatic experience without equal.

E-flite® Pitts S-1S 850mm BNF Basic & PNP (2 min 39 sec)

Features

  • An Aviat Aircraft Company officially licensed version of the iconic aerobat
  • High-power, 3S- and 4S-compatible brushless outrunner motor and 50A ESC
  • Spektrum™ 6-channel receiver with industry-leading DSMX® technology
  • Unmatched stability and precision of AS3X® technology for smoother flight performance
  • Easy to fly with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection
  • Scale outline and surface detail, plus a matching spinner and appointed cockpit
  • Durable aluminum landing gear with scale covers and wheel pants
  • Tool-free wing assembly with quick-release hardware
  • Optional-use flying wires included for added scale looks
  • Large cockpit hatch and removable tray simplifies battery installation
  • Lightweight and durable EPO foam construction
  • Factory-finished with a scale trim scheme

Authentic Detail - Besides the careful attention to every outline, scale detail includes the look of fabric covered construction, plus detents highlighting where panels and hatches are found on the full-size. The characteristic wedge-shape fuselage is crowned with a scale spinner in a shape often found on high-powered versions of the Pitts bipe while the cockpit area is neatly appointed with an enclosed canopy and painted pilot figure. Optional-use flying wires for added scale looks are also included.

Abundant Power - The high-power brushless power system features an ESC, motor and prop that combine with a 3S LiPo battery to deliver an abundance of thrust and beyond-scale performance. Or you can install a 4S battery for ballistic, rocket ship-like vertical power and way beyond scale performance without the need for any modifications or upgrades.

Tool-Free Field Assembly - Although sized to fit fully assembled in just about any vehicle, installation and removal of the wings is tool-free for the ultimate in convenience. Pins easily secure the struts into the wings while each center hard point is locked into place with adjustable locator pins and body clips.

Durable Design - Construction with durable EPO material makes it possible to replicate complex detail in a lightweight form. The result is an outstanding scale appearance that’s easy to maintain and allows the most satisfying flight experience possible to shine through.

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Head over to Horizon Hobby for pricing and more info on this bipe...

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Sep 13, 2018, 04:24 PM
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WOW ,, Awesome bird . Also I hope a Beast this size is right behind the Pitts
Sep 13, 2018, 05:16 PM
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The umx version is a wonderful plane, and I bet this is even better.
Sep 13, 2018, 05:23 PM
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This should sell very well. One could ask for bigger but it's a good size for a large cross section of rc pilots. I want one to fly and one for my office!
Sep 13, 2018, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Citationfxr
This should sell very well. One could ask for bigger but it's a good size for a large cross section of rc pilots. I want one to fly and one for my office!
This plane does look awesome I can not wait I think I need one.
Sep 13, 2018, 05:39 PM
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Pitts 850mm


Does it really come with a 50A ESC or is it a 40A? The manual says 40A. The ad and video say 50A.
Sep 13, 2018, 06:17 PM
Yvan
It's my birthday in October.

It will be my birthday present. The size is perfect.
It is easy to transport and can fly in a smaller place. He does not need flaps to land.
Yvan
Sep 13, 2018, 07:08 PM
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YES, YES, YES!! Finally!! Cycling back from my FPV drone session in the field this evening, I said to myself ''Hey, it's Thursday and I've got a feeling Horizon's announcing something cool on THIS particular Thursday.'' Boy, was I right! I got home and went to RCGROUPS and bang, there it was in the left margin, announced by Jim T, himself. Sooooooooooo happy about this one!

I have been waiting for a Pitts S-1S since my first UMX Pitts (I have two). This is a MUST-BUY for me, no iffs, ands, or buts!! Anyone who owns the UMX Pitts will know what I'm talking about. Basically, I knew it was just a matter of time before they released a Pitts in a bigger size than their super-popular and well-loved UMX Pitts.

This is one of those models that Horizon will NEVER discontinue cuz it will just sell, and sell, and sell.

Big thumbs up for the 3S to 4S compatibility. Seems like a trend, lately... and this a good thing! Yes, yes!

Congratulations, Horizon! Best choice for an end of summer, pre automn release yet, IMHO!

Sooooooooooo stoked about this one.
Sep 13, 2018, 07:18 PM
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Got mine commin'
I love the UMX if this one flys half as good, it's gonna be awesome!
The S-1S is the best looking style of Pitts in my opinion.
Sep 13, 2018, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dalecheek1
WOW ,, Awesome bird . Also I hope a Beast this size is right behind the Pitts
I can't tell you what we are working on, but I can say there isn't a Beast this size right behind the Pitts!

BTW, did you see the video?? It can hover
Sep 13, 2018, 07:29 PM
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Couldn't help it. Preordered.
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Sep 13, 2018, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason M
I can't tell you what we are working on, but I can say there isn't a Beast this size right behind the Pitts!

BTW, did you see the video?? It can hover
LOL I saw vid and about the time i was wondering if it could Hover there it was,,,Thanks....UMX Pitts can be hovered also.Last hover is low and later had a KE spin landing....Nothing broke just loosened the top wing a tad LOL......
10 21 2014 Pitts 3 hovers 1Krash (2 min 38 sec)
Sep 13, 2018, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Jason M
I can't tell you what we are working on, but I can say there isn't a Beast this size right behind the Pitts!

BTW, did you see the video?? It can hover
This size......
Sep 13, 2018, 08:01 PM
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I was close to pulling the trigger on the Viper but this Pitts will postpone that purchase. I love my UMX version and this one looks even better. Thanks Horizon!
Sep 13, 2018, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Howlnsound
Does it really come with a 50A ESC or is it a 40A? The manual says 40A. The ad and video say 50A.
It's probably a legit 50-amp. That's what they've been putting in their 3S/4S offerings as of late.


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