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Bellanca Decathlon 96 inch ( 96 in. / 243.8 cm )

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Bellanca Decathlon 96 inch

OK Model Co. Ltd.'s Bellanca Decathlon 96 inch

A great big 1/4 scale easy fly model. The plan is Japanese and is translated to English and German.

When I race my motto is 'go GREEN or go home'. I think here the expression would be 'go BIG or go home' lol

Pilot still makes this kit in a plus 100 inch model. Most of what you will need for this size you'll need to source on your own.

Following the acquisition of the Champion Aircraft Corp. in September 1970, Bellanca Aircraft continued the production of the Citabria. The fully aerobatic Citabria, model 8KCAB, is now named the Decathlon. Designed for loads of +6G and -5G, it can be flown in inverted flight for periods up to four minutes without loss of oil or oil pressure. Generally similar in all respects to the 150-HP Model 7 Citabria, the high-wing aerobatic was, for a time, the only unlimited acrobatic competition aircraft produced in the United States. Although maximum speed is limited to 138 mph, a retrofit of the windshield will increase top speed. Some claim that with the Decathlon’s standard top speed, it could not achieve the necessary vertical speed to complete the AC or AAC compulsory unlimited sequence, which requires flying off the top of the vertical snaps and vertical rolls. When Bellanca Aircraft Corp. declared bankruptcy in 1980, production of the Decathlon ceased.

Seats 2.
Gross wt. 1,800.
Empty wt. 1,275.
Fuel capacity 40.
Engine 150-HP Lycoming.
Top mph 145.
Cruise mph 135.
Stall mph 53.
Initial climb rate 1,025.
Range 550.
Ceiling 16,000.
Take off distance (50') 650.
Landing distance (50') 755.

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ID: 79756
File Size: 4.7 MB
Type: Airplane
Class: Radio-Control
Use: Civilian
Motor: Gas-Powered
Motor Size:More-Than-1.20-CI (4-Strokes)
Wingspan: 96 in. / 243.8 cm
Publisher: OK Model Co. Ltd.
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Designer: Y Matsumoto
Weight:288 Ounces
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Plan ID:79756
Model Type:Airplane
Aircraft Use:Civilian
Wingspan: 96 in. / 243.8 cm
Wingspan Class:200cm-To-260cm (79in-To-102in)
Wing Position:High-Mounted-Wing
Wing Style:Straight-Wing-Trap
Wing Dihedral:Dihedral
Landing Gear:Tricycle
Motor Type:Gas-Powered
Motor Size:More-Than-1.20-CI (4-Strokes)
Number of Motors:1-Tractor
Weight:288 Ounces
Weight Class:More-Than-4000g (141oz)
Construction Skills:High-Intermediate
Pilot Skills:High-Intermediate
Publisher:OK Model Co. Ltd.
Magazines:  More at RCBookcase
Designer:Y Matsumoto
Category:Wood Model Airplane Plans
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