Below are some photo samples of computer graphics at work.
Can you tell which is a real picture or not?
Photo's by C. Jeff Dyrek
7 of these photos
are Computer Fakes the others are not
Can you tell Which.
Survival Equipment - Survival Supplies
Airplane Flight Manuals
Lots of Pitts
The Pitts aerobatic aircraft was designed by Curtis
The airplane is both factory built and home built with the
majority of the aircraft built by homebuilders. Depending on the
type of engine, builder design, and avionics, the airplane varies around
the 1000 lb mark. Building time from the Pitts aircraft planes is around
2000 hours. This means that the aircraft builder can expect to spend
eight hours per day, five days per week, for one year to complete his Pitts
airplane. You can expect to build the wings for 1000 per wing, install
an engine for 8000 to 35,000, and install a prop for 500 to 25,000.
You bet, you can spend as much money as you can imagine for your Pitts.
|I've seen the Pitts airplane with engines from 65 hp
to 450 hp, with fuel systems from carburetors to fuel injection systems
with turbochargers. Again, you can build the Pitts with limits
as high as you can imagine and what your knowledge will allow.
|The Pitts aerobatic airplane is built using both the metal tube
and wooden construction methods. The Pitt's wings are made of wood and
covered in Dacron and the fuselage is made from 4130 Chrome Moly tubing
then covered in Dacron.
|As a webmaster, I have worked on the Pitts at Smith Aviation in
Macomb, Illinois but have never personally built or flown the Pitts aircraft.
I have flown the Skybolt aerobatic aircraft, however. In my
opinion there is no better, sexier, biplane built, anywhere. My mentors
are Roger Smith, his son, Brent, and his father, Henry Smith.
gallery a nice Japanese Pitts Photo Page.
a Pitts Wing Many Photos
and text about the Pitts aircraft under construction.
Model 12 A radial engine pitts.
Flight Training, Inc. Special Training in
a Pitts S2B.
Smith's Airplane Shop Pitts builders and Specialists
--- Some Great Pitts Photo's.
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