American Champion Citabria

The American Champion Citabria 7ECA

Possibly the most recognizable Tailwheel aircraft ever, and is used for everything from Aerobatics to Cropdusting and I believe could be an amazing addition to IF.


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The Citabria is a light single-engine, two-seat, fixed conventional gear airplane which entered production in the US in 1964. Designed for flight training, utility and personal use, it is capable of sustaining aerobatic stresses from +5g to -2g. In addition, as a nice little touch, it’s name Citabria backwards is airbatic.


Specifications

General
Crew: One
Capacity: One Passenger
Airfoil: NACA 4412
Empty weight: 1,140 lb (517 kg)
Gross weight: 1,650 lb (748 kg)
Fuel capacity: 39 U.S. gallons (150 L; 32 imp gal)
Engine: 1 × Lycoming O-320-A2B four cylinder, four-stroke, horizontally opposed aircraft engine, 150 hp (110 kW)
Propellers: 2-bladed fixed pitch

Performance

Maximum speed: 130 mph; 209 km/h (113 kn)
Cruise speed: 125 mph; 202 km/h (109 kn)
Stall speed: 49 mph; 80 km/h (43 kn)
Never exceed speed: 162 mph (261 km/h; 141 kn)
Range: 473 mi; 761 km (411 nmi)
Service ceiling: 17,000 ft (5,200 m)
Rate of climb: 1,120 ft/min (5.7 m/s)


Thanks for reading!

PS: Yes this is the aircraft Laura flies IRL

Two words. Dank boi.

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Really nice small aircraft that I hope could be implemented soon!


It’s nice to see more General Aviation aircraft being requested.


Currently out of votes, but this topic will be held on my voting stand-by list.


Great request otherwise! :D

Laura would be very happy to work on this. 😉

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You may get Laura’s vote in 3…2…1…1…

…I don’t know. 🤷🏻‍♂️


Great request! If it’s Laura’s plane, I wouldn’t mind this going in!

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I don’t think so

I say when the Super Decathlon gets reworked, the Scout and Citabria should be implemented, just saying cause the Decathlon is the best plane in the sim.

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