Real or RC? Prometheus Pitts

Sep 18, 2012 15 Comments by

In the December 2012 issue of MAN, (our Scale Special Issue,) we ran a Reader’s Report and interview with Patric Leis and his 42% scale prometheus Pitts. This amazing aerobatic RC biplane is so scale it looks exactly like the full-size plane and it is almost impossible to tell Patric’s plane from Skip Stewart’s Real Deal Show Plane. Here are some additional photos that did not make it into to the printed article, as well as a video (at bottom of page) that Patric produced for MAN.

Gallery > Patric Prometheus


Gerry Yarrish

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Senior Technical Editor About Me: I have a lifelong passion for all things scale, and I love to design, build and fly scale RC airplanes. With 20 plus years as part of the Air Age family of magazines, I love producing Model Airplane News and Electric Flight.

15 Responses to “Real or RC? Prometheus Pitts”

  1. Vinnie says:

    WOW !! DYNOMITE !!

  2. Jim W. says:

    What is it about RC planes that gets the blood pumping? The skill people have to build and fly is beyond what I could ever imagine. This plane is just beautiful and flys so well.

  3. steven l zahm says:

    all i can say is awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. steven l zahm says:

    I do wish the video did not have the music so we could hear the airplane not everyone likes rock music would rather hear the real sound.

  5. member15525 says:

    I am a big Skip Stewart fan. This airplane is a work of art!!

  6. Rick Cawley says:

    This is a wonderful aircraft and this person really knows how to fly it.

  7. Steve Dodson says:

    AWSOME !!! I too like to here the engine….

  8. Wilko says:

    I like rock music but just as the rest….I want engine sounds!

  9. Ray says:

    What a great demonstration of flying skill and aircraft performance. Is this the start of the end for full scale air shows?

  10. Dan says:

    All around nicely done video

  11. LJ says:

    The video was very good, altho the music(?) was atrocious. I like to hear the airplanes.

  12. Steve says:

    Awesome plane + awesome pilot = awesome air show

  13. Cullen says:

    what’s up with the sandbags on the wings?

  14. Ben says:

    He follows Skip’s Routine through most of the video, LOVE IT! Hopefully they release an ARF of this bird.

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