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    Giant (86%!) scale R/C Pitts

    Okay, say it with me... "why not just build a full-scale airplane?!?"

    Amazing.


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    ....or the corollary question, "Do they make servos large enough to r/c a REAL Pitts!" :-) Sure don't FLY like a Pitts! Thanks for the chuckle!

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal Bryan View Post
    Okay, say it with me... "why not just build a full-scale airplane?!?"
    Because that extra 14% in size costs about 3,000% more to build. :-) The UK doesn't have the same restrictions on r/c model weight, so they build lots of really cool, big stuff over there.

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    If the FAA sees these things it will want to inspect them or exercise control over them in some way! What is being used for engines?

    Don

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    It looks as big as my brother's S-1S I fly occasionally.
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    Oh wow, that is wicked cool!

    When I was a young lad, my dad built and flew a 1/3 scale Pitts.
    As a child, I was just fascinated by such a huge model.

    But in comparison to that model, it doesn't look nearly so big as it once did.

    Here I am with my Dad's R/C Pitts many years ago:

    Last edited by Green Goggles; 08-26-2012 at 12:08 PM.

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    Does it need a hanger?

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    You looked better without the goggles..
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosiejerryrosie View Post
    You looked better without the goggles..
    I clean up pretty good, huh!


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