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Pitts Special V3

Pitts Special V3

Pitts Special V3.

Type Model RC Scale Civil.
Wingspan 60cm.Biplane.
Engine Electric.
Control 3 channels.
Designer Olaf Plaats Mar.2003.

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ID: 18043
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Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Electric-Powered
Wingspan: 23.6 in. / 60 cm
Designer: Olaf Plaats
Date: 03/2003
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Added: 17/03/2007 13:34
Updated: 16/05/16 09:50:34am
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Plan ID:18043
Keywords:RC Scale Civil
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Civilian
Wingspan: 23.6 in. / 60 cm
Wingspan Class:50cm-To-75cm (20in-To-30in)
Wing Style:Biplane
Motor Type:Electric-Powered
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Designer:Olaf Plaats
Category:CAD Foam Plans
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Date:17/03/2007 13:34
File size:44.8 KB

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