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Pitts S1
Specifications

PITTS S1-C AND S1-SS SPECIFICATIONS
S1-C S1-SS Notes
BASIC DIMENSIONS
Length ft 15.46 15.46 Will vary slightly with engine/prop installation
Height ft 6.29 All S1-C specs are for the new, updated CAD plans.
Wing Span (Upper) ft 17.33
Wing Span (Lower) ft 15.5
PAYLOAD AND ACCOMODATIONS
Seats 1 1
Fuel Capacity US gal 19 19
Baggage Capacity lb
DETAILS
Upper Wing Airfoil NACA 632015 NACA 632A015
Lower Wing Airfoil
Upper Wing Sweep degrees
Upper Wing Area sq ft 50.03
Lower Wing Area sq ft 48.44
Total Wing Area sq ft 98.47
Stabilizer/Elevator Area sq ft 15.45
Fin/Rudder Area sq ft 7.84
WEIGHT
Empty Weight lb 650 (125hp)
720 (180hp)
Acro Weight lb
Gross Weight lb 1150
Design Load Factor g
Ultimate Load Factor g
Wing Loading
(@ Acro Weight)
lb/sq ft
Wing Loading
(@ Gross Weight)
lb/sq ft 10.67 (@ 1050lb)
11.68 (@ 1150lb)
POWER
Power Requirements hp 85-180
Engine (Typical)
Power Loading
(@ Acro Weight)
lb/hp X.XX (125hp)
X.XX (180hp)
X.XX (125hp)
X.XX (180hp)
FLIGHT PERFORMANCE
Stall Speed (@ Gross Weight) TAS/mph 57
Cruise Speed (75% power) mph 154
Max Speed (Level Flight) mph
Never-Exceed Speed (Vne) TAS/mph 203
Rate of Climb (Initial) ft/min 1750 (125hp)
2650 (180hp)
Ceiling (@ Gross Weight) ft MSL
Ceiling (@ Acro Weight) ft MSL
Roll Rate degrees/s 180
MISCELLANEOUS
Plans Price US Dollars original $125
enhanced CAD $250
(* See Note 1)
$100
(** Supplemental Plans)
(** See Note 2)
Plus shipping and handling
* NOTE 1: All specifications for S1-C are for the updated CAD plans version. The CAD plans are highly recommended for all new projects. Please note that the CAD plans were drawn using CAD software, but are printed on paper. They are NOT available in electronic format.
** NOTE 2: S1-SS plans are SUPPLEMENTAL to the S1-C Plans and show ONLY the new SS wing construction. You must have a full set of S1-C plans AND the S1-SS Supplemental plans in order to build a Pitts S1-SS.
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