|Unwrapped UVs:||Yes, overlapping|
Aug 25, 2009
|Nice model, very clean geo. Good texture usage, although some mirrored GEO so needs work for normal maps.|
A detailed model with a low poly count of Pitts, complete with texture sets, all components, wheels, and doors are parented and pivoted for animation.
All major surface textures are 1024 in greatest dimension. Color, maps provided.
The Pitts Special is a light aerobatics biplane designed by Curtis Pitts. It has accumulated many competition wins since its first flight in 1944. The Pitts Special dominated world aerobatic competition in the 1960s and 1970s and, even today, remains a potent competition aircraft in the lower categories It is widely accepted that the Pitts Special is the standard by which all other aerobatic planes are judged. The design has been refined continuously since the prototype's first flight in 1944, however, the current Pitts Specials still remain quite close to the original in concept and in design. Pitts also built several monoplane racing planes in the 1940s-50s, the most famous of which was the Pitts Pellet or 'Lil' Monster'. He also built a two-seat sport monoplane called the 'Big Hickey'. Several of the aircraft that Curtis built had a picture of a skunk on them and were called Stinkers. The second plane that Curtis built was called Lil' Stinker by Betty Skelton after she bought it. The prototype S-2, which was the first 2 seat Pitts, was Big Stinker. The prototype Model 11 (later called S1-11B) was Super Stinker. The prototype Model 12 is the Macho Stinker. Curtis Pitts died at age 89. At the time of his death, he was working with Steen on the prototype of the new Pitts Model 14, a brand-new, 2-seat aerobatic biplane powered by the 400 hp Vedeneyev radial engine. The Model 14 is designed for unlimited aerobatics. The rights to the Pitts name is currently owned by Aviat which also owns the similar model to the Pitts in the Christen Eagle. -wiki-