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Citabria. Radio control scale model, for electric power using Speed 400 motor.
Quote: "A 400 powered beginner's scale model. Citabria, by Gus Morfis.
Just about every general aviation strip has Citabrias parked amongst the shiny Cessnas and Pipers. They are those old looking, fabric covered, deep bellied, high winged airplanes, which defiantly wear bold color schemes! But nobody is fooled! For no matter how bold a sunburst color scheme the Citabrias carry, they are still derivatives of the old and trusty Aeronca Champion. It says something about the basic design when you realize the Champ was in production way back in the fifties!
Citabria found a clever niche in the general aviation world. A 'rusty' pilot could polish his/her basic flying skills using their Champ airplane. It would, however, never be a competitive aerobatic airplane.
This model is your basic, rectangular planform, high wing airplane, except it is scale! The construction is really very basic, and the motor is the ubiquitous Speed-400, thus cost and complexity are kept in check. It is designed for the modeler who wants to have a good time, without a lot of work or a big expenditure of money.
Getting started. I suggest you cut a complete kit of parts. This work is really soort of dreary at the start, but after you get al of the different parts cut out, the Citabria assembly goes together really fast..."
Citabria, S&E Modeler, May 2001.
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