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Pitts Types


Pitts S1C  Single seat, fixed pitch prop, 85 - 180 hp. Two ailerons,
           flat bottom wing.
Pitts S1D  Single seat, fixed pitch prop, 85 - 180 hp. Four ailerons,
           flat bottom wing.  S1S fuselage (longer than S1C).
Pitts S1S  Single seat, fixed pitch prop, 180 - 200 hp. Four ailerons,
           symmetrical wing.
Pitts S1E  Like S1S, but homebuilt (E for Experimental)
           symmetrical wing.
Pitts S1T  Single seat, constant speed prop, 200 hp and up
Pitts S2S  Single seat, S2A fuselage, constant speed prop, 260 hp
Pitts S2A  Two seat, constant speed prop, 200 hp
Pitts S2E  Same as S2A but experimental
Pitts S2B  Two seat, constant speed prop, 260 hp. Slighly larger
           fuselage than S2A.
Pitts S2C  Two seat, constant speed prop, 260 hp. Redesigned ailerons
           and rudder.

Insurance depends on your experience, particularly in tailwheel
A/C.  After 12 years of owning an S2A I pay about $2300 in 2001.

Maintenance depends on what needs fixing.  In the 12 years that I
had mine I paid between $6,000 and $20,000 per year including
everything (fuel, insurance, hangar, repairs, etc).  The
expensive years when I re-covered the plane and when I had
engine problems.

Purchase costs:
S1S: $18,000 (maybe even less) to $35,000
S1T: $25,000 to $40,000
S2S: $50,000 to $70,000 (there aren't that many around)
S2A: $40,000 to $70,000
S2B: $80,000 to $120,000
S2C: new (ask Aviat)

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Last Update: Wed Oct 28 10:50:53 2009


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