The Model 12

The Pitts Model 12 is arguably the BEST biplane ever designed by the master himself, Curtis Pitts.
The Pitts Model 12 was specifically designed around the Russian Vedeneyev M14P/PF 360-400 HP radial engine. Scroll down the page to learn more about this fantastic airplane and the people associated with it's development and sales.

specifications

The Pitts Model 12 is a high performance biplane. With tandem seating, the Model 12 fills the need for aerobatic performance as well as a nostalgic love of biplanes.Here you can find all the technical specifications for the Plans Version, the HP Kit Version and the Model 12 S version.

Plans Version Model 12

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

  • Plans built
     

  • 2 seat tandem biplane
     

  • Fully aerobatic
     

  • Tube, wood, fabric construction
     

  • Powered by M14P/PF engine

DIMENSIONS

  • Span                                       23ft
     

  • Length                                   20ft 6in
     

  • Empty weight                       1550lb
     

  • Gross weight                         2550lb
     

  • Wing loading                        14.9lb/sq.ft
     

  • Fuel                                        54 gallons
     

  • Baggage                                40lb

PERFORMANCE

  • 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)

HP Kit Version Model 12

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

  • Kit built
     

  • 2 seat tandem biplane
     

  • Fully aerobatic
     

  • Tube, wood, fabric construction
     

  • Powered by M14P/PF engine

DIMENSIONS

  • Span                                       22ft
     

  • Length                                   19ft 8in
     

  • Empty weight                       1525lb
     

  • Gross weight                         2550lb
     

  • Wing loading                        15.3lb/sq.ft
     

  • Fuel                                        54 gallons
     

  • Baggage                                40lb
     

  • Smoke                                    7 gallons

PERFORMANCE

  • Cruise speed                    175mph
     

  • Rate of climb                     3500ft/min
     

  • Stall speed                         64mph
     

  • Roll rate                             300deg/sec
     

  • Range                                525 mile
     

  • G limit                               +6, -4.5 (+9, -7.5 ult)

Model 12 S

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

  • Factory built by 92nd West Aviation
     

  • Single seat Aerobatic Biplane
     

  • Carbon fiber and titanium
     

  • Special wings and ailerons
     

  • Tube, wood, fabric construction
     

  • Powered by M14PF engine

DIMENSIONS

  • Span                                       21ft
     

  • Length                                   19ft 8in
     

  • Empty weight                       1400lb
     

  • Gross weight                         1900lb
     

  • Wing loading                        13.98lb/sq.ft
     

  • Fuel                                        36 gallons
     

  • Baggage                                40lb
     

  • Smoke                                    12 gallons

Kits & Components

The Pitts Model 12 is available to builders in the form of a high quality set of sub-kits.

The High Performance Kit version of the Pitts Model 12 incorporates several improvements to the basic design
in an effort to increase performance, pilot comfort and enhance aesthetics.
These High Performance Components are available along with assembly instructions for each sub kit.

For more Information

For pricing, plans, and to discuss purchase options contact Don at 92nd West Aviation.

 

PERFORMANCE

  • Cruise speed                    175mph
     

  • Rate of climb                     3800ft/min
     

  • Stall speed                         62mph
     

  • Roll rate                             370deg/sec
     

  • Range                                350 mile
     

  • G limit                               +8, -6 (+11, -9 ult)

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