Decathlon - N50508

Model: Bellanca 8KCAB (150HP, CS prop, Inverted fuel/oil system)
Year: 1979 (serial # 523-79)
Total time: 3896
Empty weight: 1317.65 lb   (useful load is 482.35 lb)
Engine: Lycoming AEIO-320-E1B (with Hartzell HC-C2YL-4F prop)
Time SMOH: 804  (overhauled by Ly-con of Visalia CA)
Time SPOH: 121 (prop overhaul & with dynamic balance)
Last annual:     July 2010 (excellent compression, all ADs complied)
Working avionics:     Narco Com 810, Transponder & altitude encoder
STCs: Airwolf spin on oil filter, B&C Specialty starter
Asking price: $29,300 (priced to sell quickly)

508 at its parking spot at Palo Alto airport. Note that the wing spar inspection AD required me to add many inspection plates in the wing, so it's not pretty ... but the fabric is still functional. I've had many happy hours flying this all around California since I bought it 23 years ago, but now it's time for me to let it go to someone else to enjoy. I will deliver it to anywhere in the US for the cost of the fuel and my plane ticket home.

The simple instrument panel is typical of an aerobatic airplane. Not wonderful for marginal weather, but great for acro. Notice the small black tank under the instrument panel. That is a gas tank that fills up via gravity feed from the wings while upright. When you are flying upside down, the fuel in the wings doesn't do you any good since it is lower than the engine. But you can fly upside down continuously for about 5.5 minutes on the fuel in the header tank before running out of gas. -- I know because I tried it once :)

508 parked next to a C185 at Kernville, CA (Actually this was at a get together of C180/C185 owners).

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AD compliance records (2010)
Aircraft Logbook
Engine Logbook
Propeller Logbook