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Citabria Decathlon Bellanca Champion Pics

Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:14 pm

Super Decathlon N53757 Fly Inn Estate Airfield
Dec 2014
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Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:18 pm

Super Decathlon ZU-DMG Rand Airport FAGM
March 2013
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Unread post by LowFlyingDuck » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:52 pm

Nice pics, thanks Bearcat 8)
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Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:08 am

Super Decathlon ZS-ODX at Nylstroom Airfield FANY
15 July 2017
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Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:10 am

Decathlon ZS-MXU at Lanseria Airport FALA
29 May 2016
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Unread post by JoziFlyer » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:40 am

My favorite aerie is the Decathlon. Just a great machine all round. But the wheel pants must stay on! It’s a crime to take them off! Just looks wrong. :?
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Unread post by Bearcat » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:05 pm

The wings are back on ZS-MHV for the first time in a while
9 Dec 2017 at Rand
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Unread post by JoziFlyer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:13 pm

Bearcat wrote:The wings are back on ZS-MHV for the first time in a while
9 Dec 2017 at Rand
Looking good! It's been recovered, if I’m not mistaken?
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Unread post by Bearcat » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:57 pm

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Bearcat wrote:The wings are back on ZS-MHV for the first time in a while
9 Dec 2017 at Rand
Looking good! It's been recovered, if I’m not mistaken?
Dennis Spence has been obsessive about restoring this aircraft .. he has bought so many new parts for it that I tell him its no longer a restoration but a new aeroplane. Every nut/bolt/screw/washer/cable/hose/trim etc etc is new and has been bought by Dennis personally on multiple visits to the American Champion factory in the US :shock:
The only way you will find a newer Super Decathlon ... is if you buy one new from the factory which these days is many $$$
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Unread post by JoziFlyer » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:22 pm

Bearcat wrote: Dennis Spence has been obsessive about restoring this aircraft .. he has bought so many new parts for it that I tell him its no longer a restoration but a new aeroplane. Every nut/bolt/screw/washer/cable/hose/trim etc etc is new and has been bought by Dennis personally on multiple visits to the American Champion factory in the US :shock:
The only way you will find a newer Super Decathlon ... is if you buy one new from the factory which these days is many $$$
Sounds amazing! How long until she’s flying?
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Unread post by Bearcat » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:33 pm

JoziFlyer wrote:
Bearcat wrote: Dennis Spence has been obsessive about restoring this aircraft .. he has bought so many new parts for it that I tell him its no longer a restoration but a new aeroplane. Every nut/bolt/screw/washer/cable/hose/trim etc etc is new and has been bought by Dennis personally on multiple visits to the American Champion factory in the US :shock:
The only way you will find a newer Super Decathlon ... is if you buy one new from the factory which these days is many $$$
Sounds amazing! How long until she’s flying?
Dennis will say its going to fly on Thursday .. the problem is ... we dont know which Thursday...
All going well .. I guess it would be possible in January ... but given Dennis tweaking... I would guess March 2018 :) if we are lucky !
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Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:17 am

Super Decathlon ZS-MHV back in the air 18 Feb 2018
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Unread post by Fransw » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:54 am

Bearcat wrote:Super Decathlon ZS-MHV back in the air 18 Feb 2018
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=D> Nice one! Glad to see its back in the air! Love the Super Decathlon.. 8)
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Unread post by FlyGiep » Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:47 am

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