ZPilot wrote:What kind of useful load range can one expect in a GCBC on floats?
Is there an upgross bump for Citabrias on floats?
Karmutzen wrote:Extended baggage compartment is a new one to me. Does an STC or drawings exist anywhere? I guess it would need the baggage door at the same time. I've heard of a metalized belly skin as well, anybody got more info on that?
I see the aluminum gear legs are good for 13 lbs saving, 30 vs 43. Any advantage of aluminum over steel for rough strips?
AKSledder wrote:On the cowling of my 1980 7GCBC it is listed as a Citabria 150-S, what does the "S" mean? The best I could find was that it has some upgrades such as a layer of epoxy on the tubes but I looked and didn't see anything that looked different. Anyone have any ideas?
WWhunter wrote:AKSledder wrote:As for Zpilots question and L19's response....I am surprised you have that good of UL. One gentleman I met that had a GCBC on floats had less usefull load on his plane then my Champ on floats has. Actually he wanted to trade, he said it was basically a one person airplane on floats. He and his wife each had a plane for that reason.
lancef53 wrote:I don't know what a recover would cost, but you could check with these guys:
http://www.desertrataviation.com/servic ... rogram.php
They do a complete wing refurbish with new wood spars for $12,000. Add the cost of the millman spars, and deduct the value of new wood?
the obvious improvements that can be done to an old 7GCBC .....
-Replace battery with an Odyssey 680, or why not go whole hog with a Shorai LFX36L3 battery (chemistry LiFePO4) 36 AH, 540CCA, weighs 5lbs so can go on the firewall. The ECA I flew had the 680 on the firewall. Anybody do this with a GCBC yet?..............
-What about the instrument panel ........ I really like the lower, light grey ones of the newer ECA. Big job to change or little job?
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