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Project Log
Aircraft Construction - Pitts 14 Prototype

Spring 2005
Pitts 14 Prototype
Created: 04/05/2005
Updated: 11/18/2005
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Article by Mike Whaley
 
Here are some shots from March 2005. Curtis' grandson Buddy was visiting from California, so Buddy joined Curtis at the shop to look at the latest progress. Most of these shots are self-explanatory, so without further ado...


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Curtis had not yet had a chance to meet Paul's son Ethan... when Ethan grows up, this will be a picture he'll enjoy showing to his own kids! That's Curtis' grandson Buddy behind them.  
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Curtis got a real kick out of the fact that Ethan's socks have little biplanes on them!  
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And just for good measure, Ethan even posed on the cutaway M14 while daddy (left) and Dave Stone provide just a little extra support.  
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Mike Hughes gets some expert advice on his personal S1-C project.  
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Buddy poses with the Model 14. He tells us that Curtis' entire family is very excited about the Model 14 and can hardly wait to see it take flight.  
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Paul and Buddy mug for the camera.  
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Other entries in this series:
     Construction Begins    May 2003
     Fuselage Basic Structure    June 2003
     Fuselage Basic Structure Completed, Engine Arrives, Steve Culp Helps Out    July 2003
     Pitts Model 14 Introduced at Oshkosh    4th week of July 2003
     Curtis Visits to Continue the Design, Wing Construction Begins    August 2003
     Wing Construction Underway    September 2003
     Lower Wing Basic Construction    October 2003
     Lower Wing Details and First Fuselage Formers    November 2003
     Fuselage Formers, Skin and Wing Details    December 2003
     Fuselage Side Panels and Upper Wing Construction    January 2004
     Wing-Root Fairings, Fuselage Skin Panels, and Upper Wing    February 2004
     Fuselage Side Panels, Wing Rigging, Engine Arrives    March 2004
     Sun N 'Fun 2004    April 2004
     Summer 2004 Status Update    May 2004
     Aluminum Turtledeck    1st week of June 2004
     Sheet Metal Work, AirVenture    4th week of June 2004
     Adjustable Seats, Part 1    August 2004
     Adjustable Seats, Part 2    December 2004
     Wings    December 2004
     Throttle Quadrant    December 2004
      » Spring 2005    March 2005

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