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Post  microflitedude on Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:40 pm

I found this while on the EAA website, and thought it was cool. Note the Cox logo.

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Post  Waffleman on Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:47 pm

Well, the pitts company let cox make a u-control pitts bipe. I guess they are corpoate "freinds' or something...?
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Post  dckrsn on Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:58 pm

Beautiful photo Matt. Tnx.
I found this quite by accident.....or not.
Scroll down to post #133.
http://www.sim-outhouse.com/sohforums/showthread.php?40119-Pitts-S-1-Special-by-Addictive-sim/page9
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Post  Ken Cook on Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:39 pm

Art Scholl was a legendary icon flying the Pitts S-2A. I believe his fame started in the early 1960's lasting until the mid 1970's. He was the Evil Knievel of the air. I have a American Modeller of Art in his Chipmunk holding the Cox Chipmunk as well. Unfortunately, Art lost his life in 1985 or 1986 due to a problem he encountered during some filming. Art's stunts were used in hundreds of movies that required aircraft aerobatics. Art's S-2A plane had the Cox insignia on the fuse as well. Ken


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Post  altidsulten on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:03 am

If i remember correctly, it was during the filming of "Top Gun" he lost his life. His Pitts entered a spin he could not recover from due to the heavy camera equipment. He crashed in to the sea and was (again if i remember correctly) never found. Sad ending for a great aviator.

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Post  lousyflyer on Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:38 am

You don't really appreciate the Pitts S-1 until you stand next to it. Very small airplane. The wingspan is aound 17 and a half feet.

Also if you notice in the inverted pic you can see the amount of down elevator input which is required to maintain level flight.

I was lucky enough to see Art Scholl fly his Chipmunk at an airshow. He would do a snap roll right after takeoff, and the wingtips would just clear the ground by a few feet. He was an amazing pilot.
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Post  gcb on Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:39 pm

lousyflyer wrote:You don't really appreciate the Pitts S-1 until you stand next to it. Very small airplane. The wingspan is aound 17 and a half feet.


Here's my old Cox Pitts (with a couple of spare PeeWees).

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Post  crankbndr on Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:49 pm

I was sitting on the runway one day " position and hold" from the tower, some guy calls tower and asks for straight up departure.
I thought what the hay is that, little Pitts rolls out half way down the runway, takeoff roll about 20 feet then straight up. WOW.
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Post  lousyflyer on Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:16 pm

I'm too big to fit into one.
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Post  Waffleman on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:45 pm

crankbndr wrote:I was sitting on the runway one day " position and hold" from the tower, some guy calls tower and asks for straight up departure.
I thought what the hay is that, little Pitts rolls out half way down the runway, takeoff roll about 20 feet then straight up. WOW.
I was IN a pitts when it did that...
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