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Old Sep 24, 2014, 04:57 PM
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Decathlon ARF 120 by Seagull

I have the Decathlon ARF 120 by Seagull, new in the box and I really don't know if to open and built it or sale and try something else. I read that this plan has a bad habit of torque roll during takeoff and very sensitive to tip stall in slow speed.
I have intermediate skills and I am afraid that this plane is too sensitive and it will be hard to fly.
I am planning to built it with electrical power and already have the setup (eflite power 110, and O.S. 100 HV ESC).

So, now I need to decide if to start building it or to sale and try something else like the Hangar 9 super cub or something close.

Appreciate your help
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Old Sep 24, 2014, 05:00 PM
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I will suggest to go for the Cub, I have a 120 Decathalon and what you have heard is correct
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 01:10 AM
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Any idea what model will fit my eflite power 110 motor beside the cub?
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 10:10 AM
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Sell it. Crashed mine twice . Once on take off. One tip stall. Had about 4 minutes on it total. Bought a new fuse for it and going to give it to a friend. Very Depressing!!! Buck
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Old Sep 25, 2014, 11:19 AM
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See the seagull decathlom 40 as my avatar for reference

H9 cub is not exactly a pillar of stability itself.
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The Seagull Decathlon does "fly". You just got to stay out of a stall situation, don't yank it off the ground and wheel it in on landings. If you can manage this you may want to give it a try

It is not a slow speed floater, but neither is the full scale Decathlon
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 12:35 AM
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Thanks, I think I will try to sell it and maybe go to the new great plane Citabria. I can change my motor from power 110 to power 160.
Any other suggestion?
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 04:23 PM
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I have the smaller 40size Seagull Decathlon with a 61 on it. It flies wonderful and is aerobatic but gentle if throttled back and taking it easy. It is one of my favorite flying airplanes! If the 120 size one flies as good as mine it is a keeper. mine has a 67" wingspan.
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Old Sep 27, 2014, 02:55 AM
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I also read the the 40 size is a great plan but it look like something in the 120 is making this plane to be unstable or at list to very advance people.
I just don't want to take the risk, it is too expensive and very unpleasant to crush something like that.

I am still looking for replace and currently think on the citabria or a cub
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I would consider a 40 size Decathlon like mine. it is big enough to handle the wind well and flies really good. I would not go any smaller than a 60 2stroke glow. I am thinking of going to a 15cc gas for it some day.
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