Super Decathlon (oz14573)

 

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Dynaflite Super Decathlon. Radio control sport-scale model. Wingspan 89 in. IMAA-legal aerobatic trainer.

Quote: "The Super Decathlon is a Fun Scale model of a truly classic aerobatic aircraft. It has the presence that only a big model can deliver. The full-scale Super Decathlon is a basic aerobatic aircraft capable of spins, loops, rolls, Immelmanns, split S’s, hammerheads and basic inverted flight.

Super Decathlons have been the choice for basic aerobatics in the US for the past twenty-five years. One of the things that made this plane so popular was the fact that it was one of the easiest landing taildraggers ever made. The Dynaflite Super Decathlon has the great landing habits of the full-scale plane, with more aerobatic potential.

The two-piece wing means transporting this 89 in span model can be done in any vehicle which can hold the manageable 67 in fuselage.

The big wing and strong structure of the Dynaflite Super Decathlon allows for an engine range from the 1.08 2-stroke all the way up to the 2.1 gas engines. We do recommend flying wires on the tail if you are using an engine at the larger end of the recommended range.

At Dynaflite, we take pride in offering kits that are simple and straightforward to build and provide value for your modeling dollar. Because of the size and cost of this model, we assume you have built several models and have a general working knowledge of modeling and its terms. If you HAVE NOT built and flown several kits, we strongly recommend you back up and get some experience before beginning this kit..."

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    Super Decathlon
    by Gregory Duitsman
    from Dynaflite
    1999 
    89in span
    Scale IC R/C Cabin Civil Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 14/05/2023
    Filesize: 752KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Pilgrim
    Downloads: 1603

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User comments

Hello, unfortunately from what I see this project is missing a sheet, it would be interesting if it were possible to integrate it, as long as I'm not wrong
Thanks and good flights
Enrytime - 24/05/2023
Can you elaborate a bit on which sheet you believe is missing? I downloaded the plan and got one sheet for the fuse, stab/fin and another for the wing.
RC Yeager - 24/05/2023
It is a plan from a kit. Looks complete to me. Parts ID page is in the manual on p5.
Alex - 24/05/2023
I have this kit. There are 3 plan sheets and the left wing panel is included.
Duane - 25/05/2023
Duane, thanks for the info. Sounds to me like you want to kindly cooperate with the Outerzone community by supplying that missing left wing sheet. Just go to your nearest Kinko, Office Depot, etc., scan the sheet onto your pen drive and send the file to admin@outerzone.co.uk We all appreciate your help!
RC Yeager - 25/05/2023
Here are a couple of pix of my Dynaflite Super Decathlon, outfitted with a Super Tigre 2500 engine [main pic, 011]. This was back about 2010. Easy to build. But major discrepancy in plans for fuselage width between top view and built up bulkhead diagrams. Must check and cross check all dimensions prior to assembling parts. Felt heavy and ponderous in the air. Neither nimble nor agile. As many found, stock landing gear extremely weak. Cheers,
Matthew Stikeman - 03/06/2023
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