Hobbyking Pitts-S12 Python (Yellow/Blue) EP 1370mm (ARF) (USA Warehouse)
For many RC pilots, there is something really special about flying a Bi-Plane, and there is plenty about the Hobbyking Pitts S-12 ARF that is special! The Pitts Python is perhaps the ultimate Bi-Plane and this ultra high quality kit really does this amazing aerobatic aircraft justice, not only in terms of scale looks but also performance.
Just look at the quality of the balsa/ply construction and you will see a strong but ultra-lightweight design, and this theme continues throughout the model, carbon fiber control horns, composite/ply motor mount, pull/pull rudder control with rigging wire to stiffen the verical & horizontal stabilizer, glass-fibre wheels spats with large lightweight wheels, alloy cabane and so on.
The Hobbyking Pitts S-12 is designed specifically for electric flight and is also very practical, quick to field assemble, it features massive removable canopy with a quick release latch and a huge battery tray. This is a good size model that will require a 5s set up for sport flying, however, to get the best from this model, we would reccomend a low kv 6s set up.
If u add it to your basket and follow instructions it will take you to a shipping options screen with shipping cost of your order and all items in it, just don't do the check out after that and clear your basket, Hope that helps.
Can one of you guys with experience with the plane give me some idea of the set up time at the field. Wings off is my only method of transporting it?
Also, what did it take to get the correct CG with the typical battery set? I ask about the CG because I keep hearing horror stories about how much weight is necessary due to a tail heavy bird.
Thx in advance for your response.
Its a big plane with supplied mounting hardware it takes 15 mins or so and screws are small and easily lost. its not hard to get CG correct its that cg is wrong in the manuaul CG works good at leading edge of bottom wing
HK-752MG worked well for aileron and elevator however you will still have to increase the mounting hole by a small amount
HK15298B for rudder as there is plenty of room to increase the size of the rudder servo mounting slot.
min 3kg standard size servo i have 6kg in ele/rdr. thay are standard size cutouts all around but all servoes are not same size small trimming my be required and if u cant handle small amounts of trimming to get stuff to fit you may want to stop flying rc airplanes
Anyone tried to convert this to gas or nitro power? I have one on order and am planning to modify it to accept a pumped OS FS .91. Think this is enough power for 3D? I have an FX .90 2 stroke I could also use for more power but I prefer 4 strokes for 3D.
Mine was delivered today but it was shipped with the landing gear (steel struts) inside the cowl. During shipment the heavy/sharp steep made 7-8 cracks in the cowl. Hope HobbyKing can sort this out, other than that the plane looks great.
good ? a lot of shipping from hobby king is more than the same item from other places. i bought this plane from hobby king becous it was less money from hk but the shipping was 2 times as much. so still a better deal.
I've flown this plane with 91 two stroke, awesome power. Real dry weight was 3600g. I've used 16x6 and 15x7 prop. My buddy who bought this model from me converted it to electric and used 5065 380kV with 16x10 or 16x12 on 6s 5000mAh and it was even better than in glow version.
Thanks, that Pitts was so good that I'm considering a come back of it again with 110-130 four stroke class. I do some 3D manouvers with other planes but I like the most IMAC hardcore highspeed style and this plane liked it. My exact setup was Htec 5245MG for controls and 225BB for throttle. A123 2s 2300mAh battery. That was awesome. Now I don't know what would be better, Pitts or Extra 330SC from HK. Aerobatics biplanes like high speed manouvers in my opinion oh yeeeah!!!
the Pitts is on my wish list for sure. I have 2 bi planes and want to get a higher performance model like this one. I fly electric and this on a 60 size electric with a 6 cell would leap into the air. Right now I have two 3D planes with 60 size motors and 6 cell batts. Great Planes, UCANDO 3d and a Hangar 9 Pulse 60. The UCANDO is at 7 LBS (3.14 kilo) and is in the air in about 20 feet, (7 meters) so this one would be about the same finished weight.
I've flown this plane with 91 two stroke, awesome power. Real dry weight was 3600g. I've used 16x6 and 15x7 prop. My buddy who bought this model from me converted it to electric and used 5065 380kV with 16x10 or 16x12 on 6s 5000mAh and it was even better than in glow version. Cheers!
no it does not have pre-drilled holes. and no pre groved slots for the carbon fiber control arms that are used to connect the alerons. alerons are made of balsa so u will need to soak them with thin ca b4 you epoxy the interlinking control horns to them
I have setup my plane with a G60, 70A ESC, with a 5,000mAh 6S battery with a 16x8 prop. the plane is build really well and is a great size for a 6S battery. for details of my build you can check out blogs section in the Hobbyking forum www.link
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Can we buy spare parts for this kit? My Cowl and Cowl rinng came busted up and I cannot get an RMA because I threw away the shipping box? Probally need a new top wing also, kinda worked it over removing those little aluminum tabs.
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I got it in a few days and I love it all over, the most complete kit that I have in my shop. every thing was double packed and the best price around. easy plans and good overall instructions. waiting to buy another one.
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great build quality. center struts about 1/2" to long so cut them down and redrill. add a dubler to the landing geer blocks the geer goes down at about 80degre angle so the geer does not flex to absorb landing shock. mine is set up w a 5055c 6s 5000ma battery with 14/7 prop unlim vertical. wish i could tell you how it flys but the cg in the instructions is wrong says 2.6" back from front of bottom wing this made this thing scary dont no how i got it down in one piece. lurched up and down badly. im thinking it needs to have the cg at the leading edge of bottom wing. i have every confidence once i get cg correct it will be a fun plane. build is very light but strong so i no it will fly well once set up correctly. do not fly it at the stated cg
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I recently purchased this plane and love it! I got lucky with mine as it arrived with NO damaged, from previous reviews seems most were getting broke cowel rings, ordered from the US warehouse.
I'm using all Turnigy 620mg servos, Turnigy AE 100amp ESC, firepower80 5065-04 410kv 1400watt motor, with Turnigy nano-tech 4000mah 6s battery, Turnigy 16x10 electric wood prop. getting 1680watts 74 amps at full charge 25v, and about 1400watts 62 amp at normal 22v, everything stays nice and cool. It has plenty of power for 3D, plane flies very well, tracks good, and lands nicely, AUW is 8.6lbs.
I will say that some of the included hardware linkages are wimpy, and I changed a few parts out to more durable linkages, also I made new linkages to connect the ailerons didn't like the ones supplied. the craftsmanship of the airframe itself is super for the price, all covering was tight, paint is glossy and not all pitted as some other china models.
the listed wingspan is wrong as others have stated it is not 54", it is 57.5" and I leave the wings on mine as it is too hard to disassemble and reassemble at the field. The size makes it a bit hard to transport, it only fits caddy cornered in the bed of my truck. Over all I love this plane and would recommend, and buy again! The only reason I didn't give 5 stars all the way is due to the linkages but no big deal I didn't buy it for the hardware.