Support - Model 12 Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. See the Kits and Components page for detailed information on the kits offered for the Pitts Model 12.

Yes. Plans are for sale and show the original version on the Pitts Model 12. Drawings for the HP version of the model 12 are not for sale.

Yes. Jim Kimball Enterprises, Inc. manufactures all the kit parts for the model 12 and builds complete fly away model 12 aircraft to customer specifications. These aircraft are licensed in Experimental Exhibition Category.

No. JKE does not offer an in-house builder assist program. However, full support via phone, fax and email is included with all kits and plans.

Curtis Pitts designed the Pitts Model 12. It is his 12th design which was completed when he was 80 years young.

No. Other designs are held by several companies. For example, Aviat Aircraft owns the S1 series and S2 series designs as well as the trademark for Pitts. JKE holds the rights to the Pitts Model 12 only.

Visit for a ton of info compiled by Darin Bishop as he builds his Pitts Model 12. Also, join the Pitts Model 12 Google Group and take part in exchanges with Pitts Model 12 builders all over the world.

No. The Pitts Model 12 was specifically designed for the M14P/PF engine and performs best in this configuration. Other engines have been installed with varied success. However, the M14P/PF remains the best choice for power.

Jim and Kevin Kimball own and operate Jim Kimball Enterprises, Inc. located in Zellwood, FL just outside Orlando. JKE was formed in 1980 and has provided champion winning quality aircraft and components ever since.

Yes. Visitors are welcome. Please call before stopping by so we know to expect you.

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