I've had my eye on this RC Guys Super Decathlon for some time now.
I've built all of my other planes now, and I could s-q-u-e-e-z-e in just one more gasser. I'm pretty fond of the Syssa 30CC gassers, I already have two of them. Just one more wouldn't hurt, and I think it would fly this bird beautifully. I know; some will say I should have a 40CC or up in it, but I've researched this bird and it seems to fly sweet with a G26 or CRRC26 gasser on it. Besides, I've set a limit at 30CCs on all birds now.
I haven't heard anybody saying anything too bad about this model, except one guy who called it junk after he stalled it at 50 feet while doing too-slow turns. I did that once with a very similar plane. The plane wasn't junk, the pilot (me) was flying with his brain on vacation. Okay, the plane WAS junk when I got through with it. Maybe that's what the other guy meant, eh?
One thing I HAVE noticed is that nobody uses their wheel pants. What's up with that? A Super Decathlon MUST have wheel pants! Don't they hold up well? Also, how big are the wheels on these?
Thanks, guys. I know, I should read the whole thread. I will, as soon as I can get the extra time. I did read joebob's post, and I'm usually wary enough to switch out the pin hinges with Robart brand pins.
~ Jim ~ [8D]