35% Scale 7GCBC - PT-JDR, a 1973 Citabria

Marcus Kellermann

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Basic build is the same as N210XD, as the regular fuselage structure is the same both on Citabrias and Decathlons. Being a 1973 model, though, requires a different bootcowl and belly, as well as of couse a different cowl. Not arrived at that point yet, so no need to post all the same pictures of turning a regular fuselage into a scale-like structure.
Will start from where the differences start to come thru
No sunroof on a 1973 7GCBC, the gear legs are wrong and will be corrected
 

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Scale instrument panel, including carbonfiber-look on console (original has been re-built and updated a couple of years ago)
 

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Installed the landing gear, bushed the blind nuts into the gear legs (dremeled off the teeth) so to remove the LG it's a matter of loosening 6 bolts on the cockpit floor. Then the gear comes off like the fulsize. I also added the non functional, yet scale, leg holding plates with bolts and nuts...
 

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This project stalled due to the unfortunate motorcycle accident and passing of the owner. Take-over owner also passed a few months later - both in 2018. I now came to an agreement with the widow to take over the project. Don´t know when I will be able to resume work on this one. I will keep you all posted.