S-1-11B "Super Stinker"
Super Stinker 1 of the Black Hawk Aerobatic Team--photo
by Don Browning for the May 1997 Sport Aerobatics
"I returned from Curtis' place in Homestead, FL at 0100 hours this morning
and I can honestly say I don't remember the last time an airplane kept
me awake. At 0300 hours I was lying in bed staring at the ceiling, while
my mind's eye watched that long nose whip around a totally blurred horizon,
or hang effortlessly from an invisible moon, while I waited for it to get
slow enough to hammerhead.
I also don't remember the last time I wanted to own an airplane
as badly as I wanted to own that one. Actually I do too remember. It was
after flying the prototype S-2 Pitts....
I wasn't even out of the pattern and I was seriously in love.
This wasn't just another airplane and I could already tell it. If I didn't
do a single roll or loop, just what I had already sampled on the takeoff
told me Curtis had once again worked his magic."-Budd Davisson
Horsepower: 300 HP
Fuel Capacity: 35 U.S. Gallons
Empty Weight: 1090 lbs
Aerobatic Gross Weight: 1350 lbs
Gross Weight: 1500 lbs
Stall: 64 MPH
Cruise: 187 MPH
Max Speed: 208 MPH
Never Exceed: 229 MPH
Rate of Climb: 4000+ fpm
Rate of Roll: 360+ deg/sec