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Old Apr 06, 2014, 09:10 AM
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Great Planes Citabria 30cc ARF - 85" Wingspan

I just got home from this year's Toledo RC Show (www.toledoshow.com). Of all the wonderful new things I saw there, the new Great Planes Citabria was the most exciting for me. It is pure WOW!

They have it on their website now too. Gas, glow or electric. I have a Super Tigre 3000 that I'm wondering if it would work. I need to do a little research on that.

Here's GP's web page on the Citabria: http://www.greatplanes.com/airplanes/gpma1435.html

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Old Apr 06, 2014, 09:25 AM
Nothing like a good WOODIE!
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Looks more like a Decathlon with flaps based off of the Dynaflite kit. From my understanding the Citabria is a base model and does not have a symmetrical wing like the Decathlon.

When I first saw pics of this online I wanted one but now that I see its just a takeoff of a Decathlon I'll most likely pass on it. Mind you noting against Great Planes, they make a great product, just hoping it was going to be a Clark Y type of airfoil since I am mainly an Aerotow person and not concerned with aerobatics,

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Old Apr 06, 2014, 09:51 AM
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A few more photos that I took.







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Old Apr 07, 2014, 11:09 PM
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Those are good pics. The flaps are just the icing on the cake. I want one.
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Old Apr 08, 2014, 03:29 AM
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$450
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Old Apr 08, 2014, 02:55 PM
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$450
Yep. "Late July" delivery according to Tower Hobbies.

Do you think $450 is a lot or a little? The quality sure seemed to be there.
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Old Apr 09, 2014, 03:17 PM
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It would be an interesting comp to the RCGuys Decathlon... that one being a 98" span. I've seen a few of these at our club. They've been on the market for a while too... There was a reference to an ST3000 on that site at one point... I've been interested in the RCGuys plane for a few years now... bucket list plane.. haha.. but its probably a good comp for you at any rate. I'm a fan of all Citabria/Decathlon based planes. Lets see what experience others have with these planes... I've got a cool G-38 for something like this...

Heres a link for the RCGuys plane.... Thanks for the tip.

Link: http://www.rcguys.com/decathlon.htm
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Old Apr 09, 2014, 11:00 PM
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I'd buy this one over the rcguys based on my previous rcguys. It was an early one, but the cowl fit and covering was not up to par
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Old Apr 11, 2014, 12:45 PM
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The RC Guys Citabria was there too. The display version looked nice. Bigger, but not quite as detailed. Still, impressive.

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Old Apr 13, 2014, 07:51 AM
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Just placed the order with Tower. Already have a DLE 30 for power. Now the wait begins!
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Old Apr 14, 2014, 01:36 PM
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Wow! You beat me to it.

I'm still amassing my fortune (hobby stash) to make that purchase a reality.

Please alert us all when they tell you they are in stock. Hopefully by then, I can scratch that itch!
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Old May 27, 2014, 03:45 PM
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Everything I'm seeing is calling for a "July" release date.

Are you better off to get one of the first ARF's, or wait for later when they have the bugs worked out?
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Old May 27, 2014, 03:51 PM
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I always shoot the dice and order. Like Forrest Gump says... It's like a box of chocolates you never know what you get!
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Old Jul 28, 2014, 12:01 AM
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Won't be long now until this one is "In Stock" and shipping!

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Old Jul 28, 2014, 02:47 AM
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Tower nows says "Late August"
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