Bellanca Decathlon 40 (oz7228)


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Bellanca Decathlon 40. Radio control scale model.

Direct submission to Outerzone.

Quote: "Steve, This is the 40 size version of the Pilot Bellanca Decathlon. WS = 67.25" The 40 size kit is nearly identical to the 1/4 scale version, except for scale. When this was scanned, the technician said the plans had unusual dimensions, so he had to make 2 PDFs. Thanks for posting,"

Update 04/11/2021: Added instructions sheet (inc build photos), thanks to AeroBearAZ.

Quote: "Good Morning! I've been meaning to send this to you guys for quite some time. I have the instruction sheet from the Pilot (OK Models) Decathlon 40 kit. The sheet is two sided. Instructions (English, German & Japanese) and construction photos on one side and a parts list (English, German & Japanese) and scale 3-view on the other side.

I've tried to clean up the file as best I can but many years have degraded the sheet and it has started to deteriorate. It is nearly intact with only a couple of words missing from the English section [fixed now]. The German section is a little worse off.

I acquired the kit many years ago as the second owner. I intend on starting it by spring time. By that time I may scan the formers and ribs to DXF. I've also got the 1/4 Pilot Decathlon kit that I started back in 1990! I hope to finish this by the end of the year. If you need any other info or photos of the kit please let me know and I will be happy to help,"

Update 22/9/2022: Added parts files (both as SVG and raw PDF bitmap scan) thanks to Kevin Lechmanski.

Quote: "Attached is an SVG and PDF of the parts for the Pilot Decathlon 40. I just want to make it clear that these are the raw hand tracings of the original parts that have been test cut on paper to compare to the originals. I am currently working on a full rework of all the parts to make them properly symmetrical and with a few modern updates. I'm in the process of building that rework and may submit those files when I finish the build and verify everything fits properly. Also attached are the original raw scans of the actual parts in case someone decided they wanted to trace them again for some odd reason. Regards,"

Supplementary file notes

Parts SVG zipfile.


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    Bellanca Decathlon 40
    from OK Model Pilot
    68in span
    Scale IC R/C Cabin Civil Kit
    clean :)
    formers unchecked
  • Submitted: 20/11/2015
    Filesize: 1557KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: Rene, AeroBearAZ, Kevin Lechmanski
    Downloads: 9426

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User comments

Hallo Steve, I've found pictures of my Bellanca Decathlon 40 [see more pics 004, 005]. The pictures are 15 years old. The plane is powered by a 13 cc 4-stroke motor. Mit freundlichen Grussen
Bernhard - 03/02/2016
Hallo Mary, new pictures of my Bellanca Decathlon 40 from OK Model Pilot 68in span [more pics 006-009]. I think my Bellanca is 20 years old. I've only changed the engine. My Bellanca is now powered by an electric engine. The pictures were created four weeks ago in Weilmunster, Germany
BernhardDittmann - 23/09/2016
Just wanted to send some pics your way. I just finished my Pilot Decathlon 40 remake [pics 012-016].
Kevin Lechmanski - 30/11/2022
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