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New Decathlons From Seagull 91 and 120 Size!

Old 02-26-2016, 03:46 PM
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I have a beautiful pair of wings and struts for the 1.20 size. I'll part for $50.00 + shipping.
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Old 03-08-2016, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by swannyuk88 View Post



Ready to maiden my 91 size soon. I've been flying a great planes cub for the past few years so fancied something a bit quicker :-)
I've been looking at this plane for awhile andI have a OS91 surpass that needs a home. I bought servos and a receiver today. How did the build go and let me know how she flys?
Old 03-09-2016, 12:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Tailwheel Pilot View Post
I've been looking at this plane for awhile andI have a OS91 surpass that needs a home. I bought servos and a receiver today. How did the build go and let me know how she flys?
Well, it's been ready to go for a while now but living in the UK typically the weather has been horrible so I haven't flown it yet. The build was quite straight forward although the manual could have been better and I had a few parts missing. Luckily the model shop I got it from were brilliant and got me the parts I needed. I followed a few tips from the build here: http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...rticle_id=1152 It's the 120 size but all applies.

I'll let you know how the maiden goes, I've also got a build log here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2575180
Old 03-11-2016, 05:09 AM
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Can anyone recommend a good tail wheel to replace the standard one with on a .91 decathlon? The one it comes with seems a bit rubbish.

Cheers
Old 03-12-2016, 09:21 AM
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So, google rc decathlon and you will find lots of "internet pros" that warn you about flying this plane. Lots of horror stories about ground loops and tip stalls...load of rubbish IF you don't take the p*ss and fly it properly.

I've learnt the art of scale flying a tail dragger with my trusty great planes piper cub, its all about rudder control and letting the tail come up gradually on takeoff. The decathlon was no different. I gradually got up to half throttle at which point the tail came up, held it there for a second or two and she lifted off perfectly. Barely needed any counter rudder for the prop wash. I have no doubt that if I'd gone full throttle like you do in a trainer the o.s would have overpowered the plane and caused me control problems.

Landing was fine, the only problem was the wet "sticky" grass bit the front wheels. I wasn't fast enough to give it up elevator to get the tail down and over she went, luckily no damage.

Notes: Fly it like a real plane and it will serve you well. I'm upgrading to bigger wheels and a better tail wheel. That's it.

Looking forward to more flights in the future ��
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Old 03-12-2016, 08:54 PM
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That sounds great. I have hundreds of hours flying full scale tailwheel planes and it helps a lot knowing about aerodynamics when flying RC. I love flying tailwheel models. Congrats on your maiden.
Old 03-14-2016, 03:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Tailwheel Pilot View Post
That sounds great. I have hundreds of hours flying full scale tailwheel planes and it helps a lot knowing about aerodynamics when flying RC. I love flying tailwheel models. Congrats on your maiden.
Thanks :-) Hoping for a good summer this year so I can get more time flying this and my cub. What full scale tailwheel planes have you flown?
Old 03-22-2016, 01:13 AM
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I've installed a Dubro semi-scale tailwheel. Unfortunately it wouldn't work straight out the box as the arms on the rudder bracket were hitting the end of the fuselage (it's quite a bit wider than the rudder) I had to lower the whole tail assembly using balsa but it ended up working really well.

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Old 01-27-2021, 08:45 AM
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For those of you that have assembled the 1.20 size, did you screw the wings down to the wing tube as detailed in the instructions? I've never seen this called for before and was wondering if it is necessary.
Old 01-28-2021, 07:40 AM
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