Citabria & Decathlon numbers

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Citabria & Decathlon numbers

Unread post by Cherokee6 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:53 pm

Does anyone know how many Citabria / Decathlon we have in SA? I know they are quite sought-after, to the extent that people suggest importing them, but how many are in the country already?
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Re: Citabria & Decathlon numbers

Unread post by LowFlyingDuck » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:55 pm

The link below (courtesy of richoakley) lets you search the CAA database - very cool. I see 22 aircraft listed under Bellanca and 8 under American Champion, giving 30 in total. 11 of those are Decathlons & Super Decathlons (search for 8KCAB).

http://sacar.richoakley.com

But how many of them are actually airworthy, I wonder...and then there are also a few that were re-built and re-named, like the "Airbatic".
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Re: Citabria & Decathlon numbers

Unread post by Boytjie » Tue May 02, 2017 3:05 pm

The numbers are small enough to approach the owners and validate the current database... mine ZS-ONU (7GCBC) serviceable... a friend's (8KCAB) ZS-CCG serviceable. Both aircraft home field at Morningstar.
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Re: Citabria & Decathlon numbers

Unread post by Boytjie » Tue May 02, 2017 3:14 pm

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Re: Citabria & Decathlon numbers

Unread post by LowFlyingDuck » Tue May 02, 2017 3:20 pm

Boytjie wrote:The numbers are small enough to approach the owners and validate the current database... mine ZS-ONU (7GCBC) serviceable.
Agreed. My 8KCAB is ZS-SUC. Also at Morningstar.

As for your ONU, Boytjie, I think "serviceable" is an understatement. It's pristine! =D>
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Re: Citabria & Decathlon numbers

Unread post by LowFlyingDuck » Tue May 02, 2017 3:26 pm

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Re: Citabria & Decathlon numbers

Unread post by Boytjie » Thu May 04, 2017 7:56 am

Thanks for the comment on ONU... nice pic of ZS-SUC... a photoshoot is surely on the cards over Tablebay!!!
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Re: Citabria & Decathlon numbers

Unread post by LowFlyingDuck » Thu May 04, 2017 8:26 am

Boytjie wrote:Thanks for the comment on ONU... nice pic of ZS-SUC... a photoshoot is surely on the cards over Tablebay!!!
Now we're talking!

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