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A Giant Rc Pitts With The Brand New 6 Cylinder KOLM Engine

Ali Machinchy flies the 50% Bill Hempel Pitts of Simon Bartlett at the Joe Nall Week 2019.The Pitts Biplane is probably one of the most popular and easily recognizable biplane designs of all aerobatic airplanes.

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The Pitts Special was originally designed in 1944 and has seen many design modifications and changessince then. One of the most unique features of this new plane is a whole new wing design with the leading edges incorporating a 7 degree sweep about 2/3rds the way to the wing tip and also the incorporation of an airfoiled stab and vertical fin with larger than normal control surfaces.

The KOLM M360FT 6 Cylinder Boxer 4 Stroke engine is suitable for models with a take-off weight of up to 50kg, and can be used for simple scale models through tow airplanes to aerobatic models.

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Model Data:

  • Wingspan: 2.8 m / 110″
  • Lenght: 2.62 m / 103″
  • Weight: 30.5 Kg / 67.2 pounds
  • Engine: KOLM M360FT 6 Cylinder Boxer 4 Stroke
  • Propeller: Fiala 36/14 (needs a bigger 38/16)
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