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Pitts Model 12

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Designed by Curtis Pitts, the Pitts Model 12 is a 2 place fully aerobatic biplane designed specifically around the 360 HP (400hp) Russian built Vedeneyev M-14P (PF) radial.
 

In March 1996 the completed Pitts Model 12 was test flown and earned the nickname "Macho Stinker" as part of the long line of Pitts prototypes. The name "Bolshoi" is no longer used. Professional pilot, airshow performer, Ben Morphew performed all acro test flights in the model 12 and decided he wanted one and contacted the Kimballs at Jim Kimball Enterprises for them to provide some of the components.

 

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Pitts 12 N133GT

 

Marketed by Jim Kimball Enterprises in Zellwood FL in kit and component form. The Kimballs made their own modifications to Model 12, which was known as the HP performance version. The type was available as plans built, HP kit, or factory built Model 12S by Jim Kimball Enterprises.
 

All are two seat except the 12S, which is a single seater. All are tube and fabrice, fully aerobatic, and powered by the M14P or M14PF engine.

 

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Pitts 12 N133GT

 

Plans Version Model 12
Engine: Vendenyev M14P/PF, 360 hp
Span: 23ft
Length: 20ft 6in
Empty weight: 1550lb
Gross weight: 2250lb
Wing loading: 14.9lb/sq.ft
Fuel: 54 USgallons
Baggage: 40lb
Cruise speed: 170mph
Rate of climb: 2900ft/min
Stall speed: 64mph
Roll rate: 240deg/sec
Range: 500 mile
G Limit: +6, -4.5 (+9, -7.5 ult)
Seats: 2
Useful load: 750lb
Vne: 239 mph
Cruise @70% Power: 175 mph
Cockpit width: 26 in

HP Kit Version Model 12

Engine: Vendenyev M14P/PF, 360 hp
Span: 22ft
Length: 19ft 8in
Empty weight: 1525lb
Gross weight: 2250lb
Wing loading: 15.3lb/sq.ft
Fuel: 54 USgallons
Baggage: 40lb
Smoke: 7 USgallons
Cruise speed: 175mph
Rate of climb: 3200ft/min
Stall speed: 64mph
Roll rate: 300deg/sec
Range: 525 mile
G Limit: +6, -4.5 (+9, -7.5 ult)
Seats: 2
Useful load: 750lb
Vne: 239 mph
Cruise @70% Power: 175 mph
Cockpit width: 26 in

Model 12 S
Engine: Vendenyev M14PF, 360 hp
Span: 21ft
Length: 19ft 8in
Empty weight: 1400lb
Gross weight: 1900lb
Wing loading: 13.8lb/sq.ft
Fuel: 36 USgallons
Baggage: 40lb
Smoke: 12 USgallons
Cruise speed: 75mph
Rate of climb: 3800ft/min
Stall speed: 62mph
Roll rate: 370deg/sec
Range: 350 mile
G Limit: +8, -6 (+11, -9 ult)
Seats: 1
Useful load: 750lb
Vne: 239 mph
Cruise @70% Power: 175 mph
Cockpit width: 26 in

Model 12
Engine: Vendeneyev M-14P, 360hp or 400hp
Wingspan (upper): 23'0"
Wingspan (lower): 22'0"
Length: 20'6"
Useful load: 700 lb
Max speed: 235 mph
Cruise speed: 175 mph
Stall: 64 mph
Range: 520 mi
 
Model 12 HP
Wingspan (upper): 22'0"
Wingspan (lower): 21'0"
Length: 19'8"
Useful load: 775 lb

 

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