Pitts Model 12. Specifications. A photo.
Pitts Model 12. Specifications. A photo.

Pitts Model 12. Specifications. A photo.


Pitts Model 12 - light sport biplane designed by Curtis Pitts designers in the 1996 year.


Pitts Model 12 photo


Model of lung American sports biplane Pitts Model 12 were developed under the direction of designer Curtis Pitts More at 1993 year, thus, the aircraft came to a consensus that the aircraft design will be executed as a biplane, as it is this configuration to the greatest extent suitable for of the sport fly and perform aerobatic stunts.

Plane Pitts Model 12 has a small size, which in turn provides a good aircraft maneuverability and reduced aerodynamic drag during flight execution. Due to the configuration of a biplane, the aircraft could not be better resists the various positive and negative overload, which in turn allows you to perform complex tricks, while ensuring a proper level of security and for the pilot.

For the first time in the air, the aircraft of this model rose in 1996 year, and after a short period of time entered mass production, where it is located to this day. The Pitts Model 12 airplane is available as self-assembly kits, while the entire assembly phase of the aircraft takes about 1200 hours, and requires a certain amount of experience and an appropriate tool. If necessary, American aircraft builders are ready to independently assemble the aircraft, but in this case the cost of the aircraft increases dramatically in 3-4 times, which is not always acceptable for future owners of this aircraft.


Photo Pitts Model 12 


The cabin of the aircraft Pitts Model 12 allows you to stay on board for two people - a pilot and a passenger, and experts do not rule out the possibility that the plane could easily do in private operation, however, due to a number of restrictions due to construction, most of these aircraft to date It is only used by professional pilots. Due to compact size closed cockpit aircraft Pitts Model 12, freight on board an aircraft any goods is not possible.

The power plant of the aircraft Pitts Model 12 consists of a piston aircraft engine Vedeneyev M14P / PF power in 360 hp, capable to disperse the aircraft up to speed in 275 km \ h (cruising flight speed), and, taking into account the type of aircraft, the maximum distance repetition is also quite acceptable, accounting for about 650 km.


Aircraft Pitts Model 12 


According to the beginning of the year 2012, 59 were in operation of aircraft of this model.


Specifications Valmet PIK-23 Townmaster.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,25 m .;
  • Wingspan: 7 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,4 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 703 kg .;
  • Payload: 318 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1021 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 275 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 305 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 650 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5200 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Vedeneyev M14P / PF;
  • Power: 360 hp



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