The first of two prototypes (s/n N232) was flown in 1928, but crashed when a tailplane spar failed as a result of flutter. The second prototype (s/n N233), with a 520 hp F.XIIS engine and many other changes, was also lost as a result of violent flutter which fractured the sternpost whereupon the vertical tail surfaces were carried away. Further development of the Pipit was then abandoned.
Span: 35 ft 0 in (10.67 m)
Length: 26 ft 0 in (7.92 m)
Height: 10 ft 5.33 in (3.18 m)
Empty weight: 3,050 lb (1,383 kg)
Loaded weight: 3,980 lb (1,805 kg)
Max speed: 173 mph (128 kmh) at 3,000 ft (915 m)
Climb: 1,600 ft (488 m)/min