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About the model: Yes! i'm guess you already knew this plane from FPV section...its the iconic Hobby King/Art-tech Pitts Speciall or also know as the 'Sttip' for HK's owner due to intentional decal factory labelling error on its tail rudder for Hobby King rebranded Pitts. This is my number most loved 'all day' aerobatic plane which i feature a lot on my video Youtube channels and most notable on my FPV adventures. Although small in size it has huge amount of power to weight thrust radio, excellent wing loading, amazing maneuverability, excellent STOL capability and also an epic cloud surfing FPV flyer which have stunned the FPV enthusiast around the world. As for normal park flier this is my number 1 'go to' scale aerobatic bi-plane when i'm all go bat crazy stick bangging for aggressive aerobatic flights. Because of its amazing traits i've accumulated 3x unit of this model. This model is ideal for intermediate, professional aerobatic flyer and also for scale FPV builder enthusiast.

Model details

Brand: Hobby King/Art-tech
Model name: Pitts Special
Url link to model reference (website): https://www.supermotoxl.com/resources/gallery/flight-models/hobby-king-pitts-special-860mm.html
Model released date: 2012-03-14
Model available as: Kit with electronics (need manual assembly)
Flight platform type: Aerobatic/3D profile
Fuselage material: EPS foam
Model full weight (without battery/empty tank) in grams (g): 520
Overall length (mm): 760
Wingspan (mm): 860
Center gravity from the wing leading edge (%): 30
Propulsion method: Tractor propeller
Propellers blade material: Plastic
Propeller - number of blades: 4
Proppeller blade length (inch): 10
Propeller pitch size: 8
Landing gear attributes: Have wheels, Steerable
Flight control surface: Aileron, Elevator, Rudder

Onboard electronics

Motor brands & models: Hextronik DAT-700 Brushless outrunner
Motor KV/turns: 700
Motor attributes: Brushless
ESC (Electronic Speed Controller) details: Turnigy Dlux
ESC max Amp (A) rating: 30
ESC's max voltage supported (V): 14.8
ESC's internal BEC current supply value (A) *If available: 2
ESC attributes: Brushless, Drag brake support, Programmable, Governor mode, Battery/Voltage level cut-off, Switching BEC/SBEC
Servo brands and model details: Stock hobby king 9g
Servo torque pull (kg): 1.6
Amount of servo onboard: 3

Main battery

Battery brands & models: Turnigy blue pack
Battery type: Li-po
Voltage (V): 11.1
Capacity (mah): 2200
C-rating (C): 40

Radio units

Radio unit availability: Self supplied/use personal custom controller/add
Controller design factor: Thumb stick style
Radio controller details: TURNIGY 9X with FRSKY DJT transmitter module
Radio receiver details: FRSKY V8FR-II
Radio frequency: 2.4Ghz
Max radio signal range (meters): 1500
Number of channel required operate: 3
Radio features: Digital display, Digital trimming, Channel mixing, Mutilple model memory, Expo setup, End point setup, Dual-rate, Timer, Detacheable transmitter module, Detacheable antenna, Diversity antenna, DCS/Trainer port

Statistics

Level of skill to operate this model: Advance
Level of experience to assemble/maintenance this model: Intermediate
Model max speed (km/h): 75
Max runtime achieved (in minutes): 20
Minimum stall speed (km/h): 15
Max flying weight limit (grams/g): 680

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Link to the model profile/build (website): https://www.supermotoxl.com/resources/gallery/flight-models/hobby-king-pitts-special-860mm.html
Media link -1 (website): https://www.supermotoxl.com/projects-articles/fpv-uav-models-builds-reviews/pitts-special-860mm.html
Media link -2 (website): https://hobbyking.com/en_us/hobbykingr-tm-pitts-special-plug-n-fly-4-aileron-version.html


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