I present to you, the Pitts Extreme S4B
A fictional work
The Pitts Extreme S4B started production in 1996 as was built as a stunt plane, much like the Pitts Special. There were many differences though, such as a larger size, bigger 8 cylinder engine, and a larger 8 foot propeller. The one difference that doesn't involve size is that this plane was built in factories, rather than being sold as kits. That improved the safety record of the plane, and thus reduced the crash rates. Because of this, the price had to be raised from around $35,000 to $80,000, not including pilot suits and other equipment. Despite the more than doubled price, the Pitts Extreme S4B was still a popular plane, and rewarded Pitts over 4 million. Many people with a big enough wallet customized their plane even further than the S4B model. The Pitts Extreme shown here has a 10 cylinder engine that provides the plane with over 1000 horsepower. The propeller was upgraded to be a whopping 9.6 feet tall, with 3 blades. This plane was entered in the Reno Air Races and came in 3rd place only because of engine troubles. While others upgraded, others downgraded to the S1B or S2B models. Most of these buyers were farmers who needed new crop dusters. The S1B/S2B had one pilot rather than 2, a 6 cylinder engine, and a 7 foot propeller. With the reduced weight, a crop sprayer and 25 gallon tanks were mounted. These models were shortened 10 feet, narrowed and 12 feet to allow storage in small hangers.
(Pilot info is after the photo gallery, and credits are at the end)
Here is a photo gallery of the plane. Some pictures show features, others are just for viewing pleasures: (The white stripes were suggested by RailfanEthan after I took the pictures)
- Quick gif showing ADI startup
~Fully functional except on pitch
~Full range of Ag groups
~Shows Vtol and Trim inputs
Fill er up!
Ready for takeoff!
Hey is this where we’re supposed to be?
"Doug land the plane!"
She’s a beauty ain’t she?
Low N’ Slow...
- Length = 31.9 ft
- Wingspan = 41.5 ft
- Height = 12.3 ft
- Max Speed = 190 mph (2,500 feet)
- Cruise Speed = 150-160 mph (35% at 2,500 feet)
- Stall Speed = 80 mph (no flaps or trim)
- Landing Speed = 90 mph (w/ full flaps down)
- Do NOT pitch down hard, it will put the plane into a spin
- Flaps are not really needed for anything, though they can help with slower landing
- The gif works on my iPad, but I don't know about other devices
- The gif was cut 10 seconds short, so it takes a bit longer to load in the game
- Mobile Friendly-ish version
- Flight controls (Roll, Pitch, and Yaw) are nothing special
- VTOL down = Flaps
- Ag 1 = Landing Lights
- Ag 2 = Gyro*
- Ag 8 = Toggle navigational lights
*Gyro is for stunts, like flat spins, hovering, knife edge, recovering, etc.
Hope you enjoy this, I spent quite a bit of time on it. Have fun!
- Here are the credits:
- SledDriver for help with flight and disabling some collisions
- MrSilverWolf for gauges and ADI
- MrSilverWolf again for his fuel truck in a photo
- BaconAircraft for the tail (From his BushBacon B620 Not-A-Cub)
- RamboJutter for the flaps
- SpiritusRaptor for the bike in one of the pictures
- RailfanEthan for giving me a good laugh on the teaser and for suggesting the white stripes on the wingtips
- Me. But why, you ask? The idea came from my Stunt Biplane, and I've wanted to redo something of mine for a while. I found that, and figured it would be fun and easy, and it was!
- Anonymous for all lights (Strobe and scaled navigational)
- Anonymous for the wing corrugations (they were a subassembly)
This is not really important, but the angle of the plane is -14 the designer. I noted this so you could reset it back to level for whatever reasons
As always, I really hope you enjoy this plane as much as I do. I was a pleasure to make an work with all the people mentioned above in the credits. I spent over 40 total hours reconstructing my old Stunt Plane to this one, and in my opinion, they were well spent.
- AN2Felllla 2.9 years ago
- AeroEngineering 2.9 years ago
- flyingsteve88 2.9 years ago
- RailfanEthan 2.9 years ago
- MrSilverWolf 2.9 years ago
- AviownCorp 2.9 years ago
- GrizzlitnCFSP 2.9 years ago
- Sgtk 2.9 years ago
- BaconAircraft 2.9 years ago
- TheGuyYouMightKnow 2.9 years ago
- soundwave 2.9 years ago
- Mumpsy 2.9 years ago
- CoolPeach 2.9 years ago
- SledDriver 2.9 years ago
- getorge 2.9 years ago
- Chancey21 2.9 years ago
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.079
- Wing Loading 27.3lbs/ft2 (133.1kg/m2)
- Wing Area 458.8ft2 (42.6m2)
- Drag Points 12478
- Number of Parts 1733
- Control Surfaces 8