Pitts Challenger – 87″ – 2.20m (100cc)

Pilot-RC’s first ever biplane! And it could be no other than the classically beautiful Pitts Challenger.

Fear not about long setup times of traditional biplanes, Pilot-RC’s innovative and patented systems allow you to have the model completely put together in under 5 minutes, to then unleash the acrobatic and 3D monster that our Pitts.


Model:Pitts Challenger
Wingspan:87″ (2,200mm)
Length:84″ (2,120mm)
Wing area:2,265 “² (1,465 cm²)
Weight:29.4lbs (13.4kg)


How long to assemble & disassemble?

Does it fit in my car?



  • NEW! Pilot-RC’s first ever biplane! Years of experience poured into a new design
  • SPECIAL NEW! Pilot-RC new and patented quick release system for fast wing mounting at the field.
  • Special Pilot-RC no screw canopy. Quick release with new security latch design.
  • Strong but light, specially developed for precision acrobatic and extreme 3D flying
  • Genuine German Oracover (Ultracote) covering 
  • Highly prefabricated, experienced builders can have air ready in under a day
  • Pre-installed hinges (glued and pinned)
  • Internally mounted cowling – so no external screws exposed
  • Removable wings , wing stut and stabs. 
  • Laser engraved motor mounting position

Included hardware:

  • Complete air frame with all basic accessories (such as carbon fiber main undercarriage, tail-gear assembly and wing-tubes as well as fibreglass control horns and wheel pants)
  • Pre-installed hinges and pre-mounted canopy
  • Fuel tank and fuel tubing pre-prepared, fuel dot and breather valve
  • Wheels, axels and wheel pants
  • Pre-prepared pushrods with ball links
  • Matching carbon spinner

Required hardware

Motor: 100-120cc

Servos: 7-8 high torque plus throttle // Uses x1 per aileron (total x4), x1 per elevator and x1 or x2 on rudder

Required extension wire lengths:

  • x2 for bottom wing aileron servo: 60cm
  • x2 for top wing aileron servo: 87cm (installed in bottom wing) + 52cm (installed in wing struts) 
  • x2 for elevator servo: 95cm 
  • x1 for throttle servo

Also requires all the usual accessories such as transmitter, receiver, batteries, powerbox and possibly other small accessories…

Recommended accessories

Pilot-RC custom scheme propeller. Optional extra, not included in the kit.

Available through your local Pilot-RC dealer, or direct from Bernotech:  

Sizes available: 28×10 wood 2 blade & 26×12 wood 3 blade. More sizes available from Bernotech.

Pilot-RC wing bags. Optional extra, not included in the kit.

Pitts Wingbags

Pilot-Rc reccomended hardware

Servos:Pilot-Rc PW27AH (27Kg – 0,119s at 8,4v)
Servo arms: Pilot-Rc 1,6″ Aluminium arms (included with Pilot-Rc servos)


Scheme 01

References: Oracover 21-010, 21-023, 21-033, 21-091, 21-071 / Ultracote HANU870, HANU866, HANU872, HANU881, HANU874.

Scheme 02

References: Oracover 21-010, 21-023, 21-033, 21-091, 21-071 / Ultracote HANU870, HANU866, HANU872, HANU881, HANU874.

Scheme 03

References: Oracover 21-033, 21-091, 21-071 / Ultracote HANU872, HANU881, HANU874.

Scheme 04

References: Oracover 21-010, 21-023, 21-052 / Ultracote HANU870, HANU866, HANU885

Build Manual

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Including exhaust tunnel size, rudder servo location, landing gear measurements, cowl size, etc, please check out our Manuals page: