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Old 01-26-2018, 01:30 AM
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Sweet.. great job!
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Old 01-26-2018, 01:56 AM
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Looking real nice Andy, As usual...
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Old 01-26-2018, 05:01 AM
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A little progress. This still needs a lot of touch up, but you get the idea.
You "Nailed" the Cowl ... fantastic job ...

I would fake the motor ... so it can be a clean cowl with no cut-outs for the engine (Attached is what the actual plane had stuffed under the cowl).
I think there should be a very slight dihedral in the wing, but, zero to One Degree maximum is what the plans say, (I used the the kit's spar) just enough to be visible ...

I know your not finished ... just a reminder ... the wheel struts ... they will need to be raised (if it's not a major) ... I may be jumping the gun ...
I will take a picture of the "Tail Wheel" so you will have a better look to go off ...

This is really looking more fantastic with every update!

I am really stoked with what you have accomplished thus far ...

Truly amazing
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Old 01-26-2018, 10:07 AM
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Will this one work for you? It's close to what you show.
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Old 01-26-2018, 12:00 PM
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Any thing you want to use. I don't have much care ... if it looks good, it is good enough.

If you have one already made up in your parts library, go for it. I only posted pictures as for you to have plenty of options to look at.

There's not really a ton of readily available pictures of this bird.

And I posted the only real pictures of the plane I have ever found.

Even one with a guy taking off from the forward cockpit. That is super rare and I had to write him an email for permission to use it, along with the other rare picture in its 2 seater configuration.

I more so did this for my personal archives. As one day, I may want to build my other pro, and I will do it 2-seater (Just to be different) ...
And, I won't need to scour around the net.


Thanks again for tackling this plane. It really is looking great

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Old 01-26-2018, 08:12 PM
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gotta love the Citabria Aerobatic Pro Andy really coming together , DDawg nice looking Citabria Aerobatic Pro you build
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Old 01-27-2018, 04:23 PM
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gotta love the Citabria Aerobatic Pro Andy really coming together , DDawg nice looking Citabria Aerobatic Pro you build
Hard to believe that plane is almost 19 years old ....
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:21 AM
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Ok, So here's your update, in order as it happened. I had a few minutes tonight to work on this, so I took advantage of it and made a spinner and main gear, then I imported my tail gear assembly. Then I decided to do my update renders. Everything was going just fine and dandy until the third one finished and then I got an error message that said something along the lines of an uncoverable error had occurred, things might be broken, and my favorite, this file is now corrupt. Then it gives me the below message after I clicked attempt to save. I have yet to check to see if the file is truly corrupt or not. I have had this issue take my files both ways before. At least I didn't have a lot of major work involved tonight, just basics and an import or two.
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Old 01-30-2018, 11:12 AM
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Well, I have learned never let this crazy crap, get to me much ... having worked with electonics, computer hardware and software. I have seen my share of disappoint.

And, in order to continue to keep myself amused. I play golf.
Where disappointment occurs frequently, and often.

If it is broke, well, you tried.
If, not recoverable, you're welcome to toss in the towel.

It is looking good, and hopefully just a minor glitch.
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Old 01-30-2018, 11:21 AM
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Not throwing in the towel. If that one is lost, I only lost about 15 minutes of work so that's not major. Max does an auto backup every 3 minutes for me anyway so maybe not even that much is lost. I was doing renders when it crashed so the work should be there.
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what I have been doing to cause me some grief ...

But it's something ... At the rate I am going ... next year I may have something that makes more sense ...
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you "nailed" the cowl ... Fantastic job ...
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Just something more I have found in my continuous search of this one of a kind Aircraft ...

http://mail.westmont.edu/pipermail/a...ay/009740.html

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In a message dated 5/4/02 10:37:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
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> Enclosed is a picture. I believe the factory built this plane in the early
> seventies and also I think it was built using a Decathlon wing.
>

Just passing this along, looks as though it is still around
and it was an 8 series. Experimental Exhibition, hummm

: N5143T
Aircraft Serial Number : 1
Aircraft Manufacturer : CHAMPION
Model : http://www8.landings.com/cgi-bin/nph...0612&fld_nr1=0
Engine Manufacturer : LYCOMING
Model : http://www8.landings.com/cgi-bin/nph...1515&fld_nr1=0
Aircraft Year : 1968
Owner Name : SHERMAN MARK
Owner Address : 4515 LINDELL BLVDSAINT LOUIS, MO, 63108-2054
Registration Date : 13-May-1998
Airworthiness Certificate Type : Experimental
Approved Operations : Exhibition


Side note: a second version was made in 1970 which was fitted with a 2 seat and a smaller engine.

Originally, registered with as a Champion 8KCAB, the conflict comes into play as when Bellanca bought out Champion and the scrapped the Citabria Pro for the enclosed Cab version known as the Decathlon. Both Champion and Bellanca built this and used the 8KCAB designation. It was then said the "Pro" was under the 9KCAB designation.

However, Trying to make heads or tails of this is still a mystery that will be marred in confusion.

For now, I am going to stick with the FAA registration data, found under the N5143T tail number research.

Also for a bit of more mysterious trivia, the second, 1970 build of the Citabria Pro: "N5143T" was a "Blue and White" paint scheme.

I have tried over the years to get into contact with "Mark Sherman", the last registered owner of the N-Number. But never was successful. I finally gave up.

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Old 02-04-2018, 03:10 PM
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Not much progress to show but it's progress. The basic model is about complete, I just need to fine tune everything. Once I get all the fine tuning done I'll start adding some smaller details.
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:22 PM
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Very nice that will be a great flier.
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