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Old May 14, 2008, 11:27 PM
Honey, I got more planes!
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Yippee!
My new Micro Citabria from SEFF!

Thought I would start a thread to discuss my new ParkZone Micro Citabria RTF. This little guy is a dream to fly!

I scored this in the raffle at SEFF, right after Dad scored one.... and right before Andy scored one. Yeah, that's right, we each got one. 3 Citabrias drove home to Alabama with us!!!
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Old May 14, 2008, 11:33 PM
Honey, I got more planes!
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Some pictures that I snapped with my left hand while I floated by controlling it with my right. Talk about multi-tasking!?!?
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Old May 15, 2008, 12:18 AM
just go FLY !!
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Hey Dee, how's your Citabria fly ? Dad flew his in the front yard the other day.

Brn
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Old May 15, 2008, 12:19 AM
just go FLY !!
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Great pics Ghee ! i didnt realize that little bird had that much downthrust built in to the motor mount.

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Old May 15, 2008, 12:37 AM
When's the next fly-in?
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Mine is charged and ready to go, but it hasn't flown yet. Soon it will.
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Old May 15, 2008, 06:15 AM
Honey, I got more planes!
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Yeah, the downthrust makes it look like it has a bent prop shaft. But it flies perfectly like that.
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Old May 15, 2008, 06:55 AM
Fly long and land softly
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A while back I got to fly the earlier brother to this plane right after flying my Diddlerod. It flew amazingly well, much crisper and better than the Diddlerod, IMHO.

The only problem I have with a really tiny plane like this is finding the right calm conditions to fly it. I live in too windy a world!

Hope you guys get to enjoy yours a lot.

Jim
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Old May 15, 2008, 07:01 AM
Honey, I got more planes!
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Thanks Jim. I believe I flew mine 3 evenings in a row. Sometimes when the sun starts to drop, so does the wind.

They are some fun planes to fly. Very responsive, plenty of power, float around real slow.
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Old May 15, 2008, 07:47 AM
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I looove mine! Some advice - lube it!! I've read where the gearbox will freeze up sometimes right out of the box if you don't lube it good. Also, it's REALLY easy to bend the prop shaft and really hard to swap it out.
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Old May 15, 2008, 08:04 AM
Honey, I got more planes!
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Sweet...another happy Citabria owner lurks among us!

Lube it. Great advice... that I did not heed. Until my 3rd flight and the gearbox seized. I opened up the fuse like the instructions said, added the oil drips, closed it back up, and it flew like a champ!

My prop shaft has a little wiggle to it. There's a light pole at the side of my yard that tends to get in the way every now and then.
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Old May 15, 2008, 10:16 PM
Honey, I got more planes!
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Oh man...wait until you see the pictures Dad took tonight. Let me just say, Indoor Flying with 3 Citabrias!
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Old May 15, 2008, 10:23 PM
just go FLY !!
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Post Pics !!!! i think i want a Citabria now
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Old May 15, 2008, 10:50 PM
Honey, I got more planes!
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Dad said that same thing! If you saw what fun we were having, you'd be heading to the hobby shop immediately.
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Old May 15, 2008, 10:54 PM
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Where did yall fly tonight ?
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Old May 15, 2008, 11:49 PM
Fly it like you stole it..
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Where are the indoor pics?
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