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Citabria Pro (1/8 scale)

A 48", parasol-winged, aerobat.

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Phil Cross15/06/2015 11:47:34
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I must thank you Tim for designing and creating plans for this cracking model. I have recently completed my build which was a real pleasure. I found this forum to be really useful. It helped me no end. The maiden proved to be quite uneventful, just a couple of clicks of elevator. A fellow club member handled the take off, trimming and landing but I had the pleasure several minutes on the sticks. She flys beautifully. Keep up the good work Tim and thanks again. Here's a pic of mine (even the LED lamp in the nose works) :

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Tim Hooper15/06/2015 21:39:24
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Hello Phil, and welcome to the forum! teeth 2

It's great to hear that you're pleased with your Citabria - she looks superb! I love the idea of the working light too.

tim

Mike Smith15/06/2015 22:20:08
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Looks great Phil. It took me a while to get used to the flight characteristics of mine - I never did manage to fully iron out the thrust line issue, but it's ok once you get used to it and it certainly looks good in the air.

Phil Cross16/06/2015 14:19:18
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Thanks for the kind comments Tim & Mike. After 3 years of rc flying, I still seem to be very much a novice. The chap who maidened my Citabria Pro for me is our club examiner and an amazingly adept flyer. He was very complementary about it's flight characteristics. It chuffed me as this is the first "off plan" plane I've built, although I've built a couple of kits previously. I dont feel qualified to comment about the thrust line. Perhaps I was fortunate to hit on setting it correctly. My next build? ... RBC kit's Tiggie (it's waiiting in the loft).

GaryC07/02/2016 17:15:06
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Hi Tim,

Is the plan correct in showing the blind nuts for the wing strut mountings at different distances from the root/nearest rib? If the plan is correct I am curious as to why this should be so; left to my own devices without your expert advice I would make them the same. It probably does not make much difference but in the interest of perfection....

Regards,

Gary

Tim Hooper07/02/2016 20:27:49
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HI Gary,

That's a good catch! Looks like a simple drafting mistake that snuck in! Apologies.

Essentially, you can place the blind nuts wherever suits you, as the actual struts are made in situ to suit the individual model.

tim

GaryC08/02/2016 14:34:26
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Hi Tim,

Many thanks for your (very quick) reply. No need to apologise though it's only a small detail. If there had been no excellent forum to consult its's what I would of done. However there would always have been a little voice nagging at me saying " I wonder if Tim had a cunning plan?".

Best wishes,

Gary

(the Gary thats always been in the process of building a Tipsy Junior every time we have met)

Flyoz07/03/2016 03:18:08
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Hi Guys lovely little plan. I just restored a crashed one but for the life of me I cannot find the recommended aileron throws any where They dont appear on the plans with the Elev and Rudder throws.

Can anyone suggest a good start point as Im very uncertain how to set the itial throws with such short wide ailerons :D Thanks in advance

Rory Wilson 114/06/2019 11:34:44
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Hi Tim, and fellow CITPRO fans. Great build log! I have only just signed up to RCM&E, so apologies for the rather late past it's sell by date message! About two years ago I completed a CITPRO from your plans, but chose to convert it to a 30 size Magnum FS installation. It looks good, flies great all the while making the right noises. One of my favourite late afternoon lazy fliers. I also didn't follow the original paint scheme, instead taking my own artistic licence.

Greetings from South Africa.

Rory

Tim Hooper14/06/2019 22:50:39
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Thanks Rory!

I don't blame you for making up your own scheme - as there was only one prototype ever made, the scale purists choices are a bit limited!

Any photos of your efforts?

Tim

Rory Wilson 118/06/2019 10:51:03
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Hi Tim,

I will endeavour to post a few pictures.... just need to figure out how to upload photos.

Regards,

Rory

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