Pitts S-1S BNF Basic with AS3X and SAFE Select, 850mm

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Nothing compares to a Pitts biplane. Critics around the globe agree—flying one will spoil nearly all other aerobatic experiences. First flown almost 75 years ago, to this day the Pitts plans, kits, and finished biplanes that leave the Aviat Aircraft Company are all remarkably similar to the pioneering original design. The E-flite® Pitts S-1S park flyer is a tribute to the distinctive Curtis Pitts design that combines an authentic appearance with great handling for incredible performance any RC pilot can appreciate.

Features

  • An Aviat Aircraft Company officially licensed version of the iconic aerobatic design
  • High-power, 3S- and 4S-compatible brushless outrunner motor and 40A ESC
  • Spektrum AR631 6-channel receiver with industry-leading DSMX® technology (BNF® Basic version only
  • Unmatched stability and precision of AS3X® technology for smoother flight performance (BNF Basic version only
  • Easy to fly with optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection (BNF Basic version only
  • Scale outline and surface detail, plus a matching spinner and appointed cockpit
  • Durable aluminum landing gear with scale covers and wheel pants
  • Tool-free wing assembly with quick-release hardware
  • Optional-use flying wires included for added scale appearance
  • Large cockpit hatch and removable tray simplifies battery installation
  • Lightweight and durable EPO foam construction
  • Factory-finished with a scale trim scheme

Overview

The E-flite® Pitts S-1S scale biplane is an officially licensed replica of the full-scale aerobatic icon that's expertly designed and equipped to deliver a flight experience that's easy to enjoy. The overall dimensions capture the revolutionary Pitts outlines while EPO construction helps present scale detail with a high level of durability. Even though installing and removing the wings is incredibly simple and tool-free, this beautiful bipe is sized so you probably never need to take it apart. Like the full-scale, under the hood is the kind of power that distinguishes this aerobat as a potent performer with virtually unlimited potential. Ballistic vertical climbs, dizzying snaps, crisp rolls and sharp corners are just a few of its specialties. Scale pilots will appreciate its smooth flight performance and level of detail, while everyone will enjoy its power system versatility. Whether you choose to fly this one-of-a-kind aerobat on a 3S or 4S LiPo, this Pitts S-1S bipe will deliver an aerobatic experience without equal.

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Authentic Detail
Authentic Detail

Besides the careful attention to every outline, scale detail includes the look of fabric covered construction, plus detents highlighting where panels and hatches are found on the full-size. The characteristic wedge-shape fuselage is crowned with a scale spinner in a shape often found on high-powered versions of the Pitts bipe while the cockpit area is neatly appointed with an enclosed canopy and painted pilot figure. Optional-use flying wires for added scale looks are also included.

 

Abundant Power
Abundant Power

The high-power brushless power system features an ESC, motor and prop that combine with a 3S LiPo battery to deliver an abundance of thrust and beyond-scale performance. Or you can install a 4S battery for ballistic, rocket ship-like vertical power and way beyond scale performance without the need for any modifications or upgrades.

 

Tool-Free Field Assembly
Tool-Free Field Assembly

Although sized to fit fully assembled in just about any vehicle, installation and removal of the wings is tool-free for the ultimate in convenience. Pins easily secure the struts into the wings while each center hard point is locked into place with adjustable locator pins and body clips.

 

Durable Design
Durable Design

Construction with durable EPO material makes it possible to replicate complex detail in a lightweight form. The result is an outstanding scale appearance that's easy to maintain and allows the most satisfying flight experience possible to shine through.

 

SAFE technology

AS3X® Receiver with Optional-Use SAFE® Select Flight Envelope Protection

Already own a Spektrum™ transmitter? Bind-N-Fly (BNF) aircraft make getting into the air quickly and with the best control experience possible easier than ever. They come out of the box with the power system, servos and a Spektrum 2.4GHz receiver installed so all you need to do is bind the receiver to a compatible transmitter, finish any final assembly, and fly!

This Bind-N-Fly® Basic model is equipped with a Spektrum 2.4GHz DSMX® receiver featuring AS3X (Artificial Stabilization – 3-aXis) technology that works behind the scenes to smooth out the effects of wind and turbulence so you enjoy a sense of stability and precision that makes it feel like you're flying a much larger, expertly tuned aircraft.

If this is your first biplane, or you want an extra margin of safety while familiarizing yourself with the airplane, you can enable the optional-use SAFE® Select flight envelope protection technology built into the receiver.

With SAFE Select enabled, you get:

Pitch and Bank Angle Limits

  • These envelope limits keep the airplane from rolling or pitching upside down. They also prevent excessive climb or dive angles.

Automatic Self-Leveling

  • The airplane instantly returns to and holds level flight when the sticks are released and in the center position. It's also helpful for keeping the wings level during takeoffs/launches and landings.

Easy Switch Assignment—No Complex Programming Required

  • The simple procedure for assigning a transmitter switch to turn SAFE Select features on and off doesn't require any complex programming and takes just a few seconds.

If you don't want to enable the SAFE Select features, just bind the receiver normally and it will function like a standard AS3X receiver.

 

Specifications

Battery
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CG (Center of Gravity)
86mm (+/-3mm) back from the leading edge of the top wing measured at the fuselage
Charger
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Completion Level
Bind-N-Fly Basic
Flying Weight
251-2000g
Landing Gear
Prebent main gear with steerable tailwheel
Material
EPO
Minimum Required Radio
6-channel
Motor Size
10-Size, 1200Kv Brushless Outrunner
Power Type
Electric
Product Length
31" (787 mm)
Product Weight
46oz (1304g)
Propeller Size
11x7
Radio
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Receiver
Included
Recommended Motor Battery
2200-3000mAh 3S 11.1V 25C LiPo
Servos
Included
Skill Level
Level 2
Speed Control
Included
Technology 
SAFE Select
Trim Scheme Colors
Red and white
Wing Area
437 sq in (28.2 sq dm)
Wingspan
33.5" (851 mm)