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Old 02-25-2019, 10:44 AM
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I have cirabria and a decathalon excellent group. Sighn me up. Cheers
Old 05-09-2019, 11:16 AM
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GP Citabria DLE 30 with Smoke! Fun!! Now looking for an new Super Decathlon airframe for my DA 80 !!!
Old 08-20-2019, 07:15 AM
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Hi All! I have a Pilot Decathlon 107 with a Valach VM-60 that I use for glider towing. Fun plane!

I need some more posts here before I can post links... so youll have to copy and paste. sorry

youtu.be/R66AJQWUhUo
Old 01-12-2020, 04:55 PM
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Hello Citabria/Decathalon Brotherhood,

I picked up a 1/4 scale Fiberglass Fuselage from our clubs "Free" table, and was wondering if anybody may possibly know who may have made it? I have a set of Nosen plans, but the fusealage is a bit bigger than what is on the plans. any help would be appreciated.
Old 03-04-2020, 08:53 AM
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Pilot kit decathlon- DLE 35 with electric start. Build documented on RCSB:- Matt





Old 05-08-2020, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Johnny_Zero View Post
I would like to join....I have the GP Citabria. Going with a DLE 35RA for power and HS 645MG servos all around. Photos......
could you take some measurements or outline drawing on paper for me as i am building a dynaflite super decathlon 89" w.s. but i spilled ca on my windshield and ruined it.
dynaflite production ceased in 2018 i have searched every where there are no parts available.
thank you FRANK GRUSWITZ
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could you take some measureents or outline drawing on paper for me as i am building a dynaflite super decathlon 89" w.s. but i spilled ca on my windshield and ruined it.
dynaflite production ceased in 2018 i have searched every where there are no parts available.
thank you FRANK GRUSWITZ
7636 Jerome ave ST. LOUIS MO 63143
[email protected]
thanks
Old 11-06-2020, 01:56 AM
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It's been just too long! I can't believe it has been (over 4 years) this long and my beloved Midwest Citabria been hanging this amount of time.
Took out the Power System out of my beloved Midwest Citabria to use in a 3DHS Vyper 65. So, as a replacement, I installed an almost brand new E-Flite Power 60 (400Kv) in my Citabria. It will swing the XOAR Glow wood 14 X 8 propeller using 6 Cells. Commutation will be provided by a brand new E-Flite 60-AMP (ELF11597) without the need for any onboard BEC.

While my Citabria was down it needed some attention to bottom end covering from a previous repair many years ago and for some reason this expensive covering turned a different color. Instead of a nice bright white it turned in an ugly translucent tan for this repair area. Sanded the bones down and applied new covering and hope this one does not turn.

The last known receiver that the Citabria flew with was a super narrow band 72-Mhz using a Hitec Electron-6 dual conversion (JR) Receiver and as I recall it was glitch prone at my RC Club so, I took it out and replaced it with the Spektrum AR8000 + SAT. The new AR8000 + SAT has been tested before and extensively with the E-Flite Power 60 for several days now and it is rock solid.

I am keeping the Power Source for this new Spektrum Receiver and servos separate using a separate RX battery (2-Cell, Thunder Power 1800mAH Lithium Polymer) on a traditional switch harness as this been what it has always been the setup (proven) and provides an independent and isolates the powerful Electric power system from the power source for receiver and servos. Yes, it does have a 6.0 Volt regulator between the switch harness and the receiver.
I am super happy that I took the time and effort to get this large lady of the sky up to some needed attention. Waiting for better weather (less windy) condition here in Central Florida.

A few pictures of the work.












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Okay, got an opportunity today to test the Power System with the XOAR Glow wood 14 X 8 propeller and 6-Cells (3-Cells, 5,000mAH, 30C in Series with another 3-Cells, 5,000mAH, 30C).

I was pleasantly pleased that the amount of power is very impressive.

The model Fully Flight Ready is 10.4 lbs.

Old 11-14-2020, 05:35 PM
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Okay good people! After two (2) days flying my beloved Midwest Citabria, I finally was able to Video record a flight under heavy windy conditions.

This is the 2nd flight for Saturday, November 14th, 2020. Unfortunately, during the first flight, video recording was not successful because the memory card was full.

Painfully deleted very old Videos from the Memory Card and was able to successful record the second (2nd) Flight. On this Video the goal was to break-in some new GEN ACES 3-Cells in series with another new 3-Cells 4,000mAH, 45C discharge Lithium Polymer batteries so, therefore, the Citabria flew with 6-Cells total operational.

Wind was steady, however, on landing the wind quit and I was dead stick. Next time I will have partial throttle.

Old 11-16-2020, 09:06 AM
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Here's Video action from Sunday morning, November 15th, 2020 at my RC Club with at least 10-MPH gusts. The large lady of the sky (Midwest Citabria) performed just amazing.

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Okay,

Here's my two large RC Airplane models.

The one on the Left is of course my 80-3/4 inch wing span Midwest Citabria (Glow-To-Electric Conversion) and on the Right is a most recent acquisition from a local seller, the 3D Hobby Shop Vyper 65 inch wing span.

Both of these models are 6-Cell Lithium Polymer Battery Power Setup. Both have enough batteries for two flights each at any given time visit at the RC Club and I have field chargers for additional flights.

The 2014 Toyota RAV4 carries these two models plus all the gear very well. The Wing Assembly for the Citabria is transported inside the Roof ceiling and held by two bungee straps.



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Old 10-11-2021, 02:54 PM
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Okay, guys it's been a while!

My large lady of the sky, Midwest (Kit) Citabria of 80-3/4 inch wing span came with me today and it flew for three (3) wonderful flights. This video shows the 3rd flight and last for the day. Just an amazing day for RC.

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