Citabria 40 (oz9899)


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Citabria 40. Radio control scale model for 40 power. Wingspan 65in, wing area 680 sq in.

Quote: "Thank you for purchasing A & A Industries .40 Citabria. You will not be disappointed in the building and flying characteristics. Build strong and light and you will have a model which can be used as a trainer or you can grow with it and become very, proficient as an acrobatic pilot. If scale is your interest, the large roomy cabin area is condusive to a great amount of scale detail. If stand-off scale is your desire, the outline and planform will not hamper your attempts. If you want a trainer that looks like a plane, you purchased the right one.

One word concerning engines before we start construction. Yes a .40 FSR will make this plane VERY acrobatic, and then at 3/4 throttle! A .25 to .30 is perfect for fun flying. A four-stroke engine in the .40 range is another good choice. Remember, the full scale version does not fly FAST but has a light wing loading and an expert at the stick!

Concerning glues a few words: the use of any of the cynoacrylates or aliphatic resins glues is recommended. Slow setting epoxy should be used for high stress joints like the motor mount, landing gear, and center of the wing joints. Keep the use of epoxy small as it is heavy!

The directions are directed toward a newcomer to our sport, perhaps this being his second or third airplane, therefore we tried to make them as explicit as possible. Please read through this entire booklet before starting construction and when building, read the entire step before cutting or gluing, as additional information is often included near the end of the step. Color coded sticks are included to assist you in your building. Suggestion: cut and use the end away from the colored end first.

Enough talk, let's get started with the wing..."

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Kit instructions, 11 pages complete with photos.


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