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ACRO E-mail Archive Thread: [IAC-L:1888] Re: Pitts S-1-11B -Reply


Thread: [IAC-L:1888] Re: Pitts S-1-11B -Reply

Message: [IAC-L:1888] Re: Pitts S-1-11B -Reply

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From: Jim Stoops <stoopsj at>

Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 15:08:06 UTC


     I built an Acro Sport II which is similiar in size and contruction to a two
place pitts.  (I've rebuilt two other aircraft completely and also built a
woodstock I glider, just to give you a feel for my experience.)  If you work
anything like me, expect it to take at least 5 years and maybe more.  I'm
referring to working part-time with a full time job.  I know it would take me
at least 2500 to 3000 hours work time.  Biplanes have so many fittings to
make and weld to the airframe.  I guess I'm just slow, but its quite a job. 
Of course that would include the engine.  For a first time builder, I would
double that time.  really.
           That's my .02 cents worth. 


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