• Review: Airshow Series Prometheus by IRIS

    Review: Airshow Series Prometheus by IRIS

    By Bill Stack

    Pitts Special Prometheus by IRIS
    Pitts Special Prometheus by IRIS Pitts Special Prometheus by IRIS Pitts Special Prometheus by IRIS

    Screen shots by IRIS

    The Prometheus is a model of the Pitts Special S-2S aerobatic biplane flown by Skip Stewart Airshows. The Skip Stewart website calls his Pitts Special Prometheus "the custom built muscle biplane."

    The Pitts Special is an aerobatic aircraft designed by Curtis Pitts in the 1940s, with the first prototype flown in 1944. Curtis Pitts designed many aerobatic aircraft during his life. He established Pitts Enterprises in 1962 to sell plans of his aircraft to homebuilders. Certified versions of the Pitts Special are produced by Aviat Aircraft. The S-2S version is a single-cockpit version with a more powerful engine. It is no longer in production, but it is supported by Aviat Aircraft.

    PROMETHEUS SPECIFICATIONS
    Empty Weight 350 kg
    772 lbs
    Maximum Take-off Weight 420 kg
    926 lbs
    Maximum speed 165 knots
    Cruising speed 118 knots
    Ceiling Not spec'd
    Range 540 NM
    Source: IRIS Manual

    IRIS Flight Simulation Software says its Pitts Special Prometheus was designed and developed by Owen Hewitt in collaboration with Skip Stewart Airshows. The following features are touted:

    • Custom sound pack by IRIS AudioworX
    • Superb aerobatic flight model allowing truly outrageous maneuvers
    • Skip's 2011 paint scheme in glorious 4096x4096 pixel resolution
    • Fantastic 3D gauges for silky smooth performance

    The IRIS Rendition

    The Pitts Special S-2S by IRIS is true to the real-world photos I found on the Internet, and its Prometheus rendition is remarkably true to the photos on the Skip Stewart Airshows website. All sizes, dimensions, and shapes appear accurate, and the painting, replete with flame jobs and advertisements, is impressively true to the real aircraft.

    AIRCRAFT APPEARANCE
    Pitts Special Prometheus by IRIS Pitts Special Prometheus by IRIS Pitts Special Prometheus by IRIS
    Pitts Special Prometheus by IRIS Pitts Special Prometheus by IRIS Pitts Special Prometheus by IRIS

    Screen shots by Bill Stack

    1 Comment
    1. BrianAviador's Avatar
      BrianAviador -
      Nice plane that of Skip Stewart as discharge.?? I have to pay.??
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