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Old 02-01-2011, 07:16 AM
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Guys ... I ask you one thing: none of you is the size of the decorations that are made on the wings and tail?
Old 02-01-2011, 11:25 AM
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Hi,

For those of you in the Denver, CO area I am going to sell a 1/4 scale Pilot Bellanca Decathlon kit at the Jefco RC auction this weekend. This aircraft has been started, the fuselage is framed, all the rest of the balsa, rolled plans, etc. is in the box. The Buy it now price will be $150 or wait for the auction on Sunday.

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Dave
Old 08-12-2013, 02:04 PM
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Building a quarter scale Pilot Decathalon, can you tell me if stringers f18 butt against bulkhead F7 or over lap it? Thanks for your help
Old 09-03-2013, 04:40 AM
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Originally Posted by n6294v View Post
Building a quarter scale Pilot Decathalon, can you tell me if stringers f18 butt against bulkhead F7 or over lap it? Thanks for your help
Yes it butts against F7. F47 secures it in place
Old 09-03-2013, 04:46 AM
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Just started my pilot bellanca decathlon. Wow, instruction manual is weak. Any thoughts ?
Old 09-21-2013, 07:23 PM
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I just bought a Pilot Bellanca Decathlon 1/4 scale (96" WS) kit today for $100! It is about 60% constructed already. The guy who built it moved twice during the build so I am going to have to spruce up some cracks and such but all in all it is a very solid plane and for $100 with all of the work he put into it I CANNOT complain!

I will get some pictures of it in the next week and post them here.
Old 09-22-2013, 03:51 AM
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Cool! Please post some pictures, still having trouble with the plans. Thanks
Old 09-24-2013, 06:22 PM
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Hey ernie14 do you have some specific pics you would like me to post for you?
Old 09-25-2013, 03:47 AM
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Yes, I'm stuck on determining where F35, F41, and F42 belong. If you could look at the plans and then take a picture of where they are on your plane, that would help a lot. Thanks for your time.
Old 10-26-2013, 09:14 PM
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Crappola! I totally forgot about taking these pics! I will get them on here tomorrow! So sorry!

I am ordering the Fiberglass Specialties cowl in just a few minutes here as the guy who had the plane before me lost it and I have also heard it was kind of lame and flimsy to begin with.

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Old 10-26-2013, 10:09 PM
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I pulled up my digital copy of the prints and photoshoped some sections for you ernie14. Hope these help you out. I will also take pics tomorrow.



Looks like they are showing up but if it doesn't I also uploaded them to my gallery.
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Old 10-27-2013, 12:53 PM
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Here are some of the pics to show you where those parts are ernie14.



It has some hanger rash and a few issues I need to fix and beef up and brace in some places but all in all it is a solid plane. That is a 50cc gas 2 cycle engine from a pocket rocket bike. I am currently fabing the prop adaptor and the exhaust.
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Would it be possible to get a copy of these plans ?

Thanks in advance.

Gordon
Old 01-20-2014, 01:25 PM
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:37 AM
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Gordon_mcln you can get a copy of the plans at outerzone. The digitals I have are from there. They are the same that came with the kit. My originals are in pretty sad shape.

No problem ernie14. I haven't been around for a while. I got messed up in a snowmobile accident at the end of Dec. Broke my collar bone and my foot so I have been out. I did get my muffler and Prop adapter made. Installed my rcexel ignition and got it running. Originally I started with a 22-8 that is what is on the atteched picture. I'm swinging an 18-6 @ 7200rpm. This thing will fly to the moon!

I did find out that the engine in my picture is not a 50cc but a 43cc. Oh well! The prints only call for a 35cc at the outside.
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:34 PM
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How's it going guys. Anyone got their's flying yet? I have a NIB 40 size Pilot Decathlon kit I am itching to start. These Pilot Decathlons are absolutely the most scale kits ever produced. They still hold true to this day even though they were designed so long ago. The only kit/arf that comes close to the Pilot kits is the newer 1/3 scale Hangar 9 arf that Mike McConville designed. He did a beautiful job on that one in my opinion. I have the 1/4 scale Pilot J-3 I need to finish as well. It's another one of the beautiful Pilot 1/4 kits.
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I was given a 1/4 scale Pilot Super decathlon all framed up and ready to start the finish process but no plans came with it. Outerzone does not seem to have available either, anybody has a set to spare?

Thanks in advance

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Originally Posted by JGrc View Post
I was given a 1/4 scale Pilot Super decathlon all framed up and ready to start the finish process but no plans came with it. Outerzone does not seem to have available either, anybody has a set to spare?

Thanks in advance


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I have files for all 4 plan sheets it you want them. Just take to FedEx Office and have them printed full size. I sold my plane and all copies of plans I had. I made these from original kit plans.
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Thank you Ron, I really appreciate that!

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Originally Posted by lynchr View Post
I have files for all 4 plan sheets it you want them. Just take to FedEx Office and have them printed full size. I sold my plane and all copies of plans I had. I made these from original kit plans.
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Old 02-25-2016, 02:30 AM
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Seems a lot of people are after these plans. I have copies of the Pilot 96" , Dynaflyte 89" , the build guide for the Pilot version from 107"-180" and the RCM Electric Version plan (40-50 size) . If anyone is still looking. Scaled at 100%. Print at 100% for kit sizes.

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Old 10-12-2017, 12:07 AM
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Hi Guys
Just picked up this Pilot 1/4 scale Decathlon, going to strip back and recover and find new cowl, I have a 26cc Zenoha to go in it. Look forward to flying this plane.
Cheers Alan
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I flew mine with an OS 1.60 twin and it was the perfect scale match up. I just sold it a few months ago and I already miss it and want it back!
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Here's a few pics of my Pilot Decathlons, the silver and blue is the small one and the other is the 1/4 scale. Both fly great!
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Hey guys, quick question
I'm working on a pilot 96" decathlon, has the g38 magneto motor in it. This was a scale build, and currently with servos, motor, no cowl or prop, no flight pack batteries, it weighs in at 18lbs +/-
Is this too heavy for this airframe? Seems like it's going to be a lead sled!!
Thanks for the feedback
Mic

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