Pitts Airplane Construction, tools, info and exhibits.
YellowAirplane.com

Building the Pitts Wings

S1S vs. S1C wing design

 


Pitts Builder Page    *     Pitts Action Pictures    *    Yellow Airplane Museum Index

Brent Smith working on the wings of his S1S Pitts

Photo by C. Jeff Dyrek


Previous Pic
Pitts Builders Home
Next Pic

 

Here Brent is working on the aileron area,  you can see the clamps holding the front spar Wright Flyer Balsa Wood Kitdoubler plate.    

You can also see the metal trailing edge.  In the background is a recently restored Pitts that the Smith's just completed.  The new wing is for an S1-S Pitts which has a symmetrical wing, the Pitts in the background is an S1-C which does not have a symmetrical wing.  A symmetrical wing allows the plane to fly better inverted however it increases the amount of drag in cruise flight and reduces the top speed and cruise range of the aircraft.  But, in an aerobatic airplane top and cruise range are of the least importance, the Aerobatic ability of the aircraft is what is needed.   It's interesting to watch these two types of aircraft flying inverted.  The S1C has a much higher angle of attach in the inverted position than the S1S.

 

Google    
        YellowAirplane.com   

Aircraft Construction Books
Aircraft Construction Videos
Experimental Aircraft Engines
Airplane Calendars

Books on Mechanical Properties of Solids

 

Yellow Airplane Home Base

Airplane Construction Books

Airplane Construction Videos

Airplane Engine Books

Airplane Calendars

Aviation Books

Aviation Videos

Aviation Art

Airplane Models

Aviation Exhibit 
Index 

Aircraft Museum List

EAA 
(Experimental Aircraft Association) Chapter Listing
 
 

 

Great Aviation books covering homebuilt aircraft, experimental aircraft and experimental design
 
 

Alternative Engines, Vol. 2


To the Main Entrance of the Yellow Airplane StoreGo to the Stores Front Door

( Home Base ) ( Train Sets ) ( Adventures )
( Airplane Books ) ( Tanks ) ( Railroad Art ) Model Ships )
( Airplane Models ) ( Aircraft Calendars ) Train Calendars
( Airplane Movies )   ( Video Games )  

 

Sign our Aviation Guestbook Guestbook by GlobalGuest.Com View our Aviation Guestbook

 

   Write to the Webmaster  

 

        AVIATION TOP 100 - www.avitop.com    ComPilots Top 100 Aviation Websites               Best Aviation Sites Airplane Web Sites   

 

   

Hit Counter