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Old 08-05-2014, 05:36 AM   #1
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Default E-Flite Micro Pitts The Winner !

For attractive, smooth handling, acrobatic, nice landings, my hats off to this Micro Pitts.

Of the three recent micros I've flown, this one tops the list.

Flown some larger bipes, but ease of flight on this puppie is outstanding.

Reminds me of years back AirHogs Bipe that tho simply all power control, was perhaps best model they made, my humble opinion. Sadly no longer available.

But here we have modern built in stabilization, aileron, rudder and elevator precision control. Oh my.

Does require an experienced flyer, not beginner level. Waiting for you when ready!

Note no grass landing, it's easy.

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Did have a misshaps likely gusty conditions, only replacement was the prop adapter others very minor. Still looks fantastic.

Light breeze this morning and light fog, but usuall fly this one reasonably close.

Used DX5E transmitter low rate and it flew solid.

So easy to land lowered throttle and settling in, light puffs throttle keeping things level and flying made the easy touchdown.

The twin wings give nice lift for acrobatic and a sail in landing.

Find zero faults on this beauty!
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Loving my little Pitts, too! It's always been a favorite of mine since I was a kid, so I couldn't pass it up. The only thing I didn't like was not enough rudder throw, so I moved the pushrod in 2 holes on the control horn. Now my only complaint is that I have is it won't just magically fly forever!
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Thanks for your input.

Great plane I agree. Just might buy a spare, but see how long mine holds up!
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I haven't flown mine yet, but hope to soon. Having an issue with the left aileron servo. Will probably start a new thread about it when I get some video uploaded of the problem.

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Bummer, may want to contact dealer on the issue. Unfortunate you have a problem.

Mine has performed flawless even with a misshaps landing. Broke the prop adapter and did crack front fuse. All easy fixes, prop fix $3.99.

Still looks nice, can't wait for the next outings. Beautiful handling model, easiest Bipe I've flown.
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As would expect parts are small as tiny screws. Replacement screws are supplied on the prop adapter, my original ones still ok so elected to reuse, have spare scews now.

You want snug, careful not to over tighten.

My old eyes takes some effort on the fix. Good lighting helps, take a deep breath and relax, and don't rush things. Feel like a watchmaker!

If you've worked on micros before, actually an easy fix
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Apologize for drifting off the topic, but here is the famed Aero Ace Bipe an all power driven ship.

I had at least a dozen of these, some on sale at $19 complete.

They flew upto 5 minutes of total fun, great indoors and calm days. Lipo internal battery for loads of recharges.

Yet to see AirHogs come close to the the performance of this puppie on other models, really miss mine, a hoot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ixj3_...e_gdata_player
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Winds around 10 MPH, froze slightly inflight, will handle more but my comfort limit.

Fun flight, speedy downwinds side to side lateral to winds easy handling. Took downstick as wanted to rise in these conditions.

Took an extra pass to lower for landing. Dropped throttle, pulsed for easy touchdown.

Caution on gusty conditions, can cause havoc an otherwise exceptable touchdown.
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