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Sold!  ACA 1993 Super Decathlon     8KCAB       N716AC                  
Matt

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At Sun and Fun in 2004:

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I sold my 1976 AA5B Grumman Tiger that I had for ten years, and  I also sold what was left of my 1969 7KCAB Citabria (after the hangar fire... a story in itself...) and bought a beautiful 1993 Super Decathlon. It's a sweet machine: aerobatic, 120 knots, easy to fly tail dragger.  

I was the third owner of this SD. It's pretty much as it came from the factory. The basic VFR panel with one digital com and a transponder. That's about it. Don't need much else in these planes. The Decathlon is very basic, but it's still a dream to fly. I put 13 hours on it in one day in a speed run to Team Rocket in Taylor Texas and back. It performed beautifully. Most of the flying was done hands off. It's a very docile plane, and very rugged. A great choice for the tail wheel beginner, or an aerobatic vetran.

SD with dew at dawn,  camping at Sun & Fun:
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In the winter months, I fly it with the wheel pants off:

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Here's a pic taken by Barb and John Watler on a little jaunt back home from MTO:

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The pic above was taken Feb 18, 2005 as my tach rolled up to 599.8 hours. The plane just doesn't look as nice without the wheel pants. I had just replaced both main tires and since it was Winter, I decided to leave them off until warmer weather was here.

Mat

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