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ZUBPY X242 Airbatic

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Citabria 7ECA, rebuilt in 1998 by Russell Phillips, and re-registered as an experimental aircraft, type X-242 Airbatic. Modifications include a reduced pregnant look, Bungee undercarriage, clear perspex door, and glass cockpit.

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Re: ZUBPY X242 Airbatic

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Is this not the airie that Russel put a Honda 1800cc motor into - about 1995 or 1996?

Somewhere I have a pic of it standing in the pouring rain outside the terminal at EAA Margate of that year.
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Nope... That one was white with the red starburst pattern. This one was built shortly afterwards.
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Thanks - I thought maybe that the engine had been changed back to standard and a repaint done.
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That Honda engine ended up in the GK1 -( viewtopic.php?f=182&t=83860&p=1004755&h ... 1#p1004755 ), so I'm guessing that that Citabria was refitted with a Lycoming again.
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Enjoying the bush...or the back country as they say on the other side...
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