|STANDARD DATA: (8GCBC) Seats 2. Gross wt. 2,150. Empty wt. 1,315. Fuel capacity 35. Engine 180-hp Lycoming.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 128. Cruise mph 123. Stall mph 52. Initial climb rate 1,080. Takeoff distance (50') 525. Landing distance (50') 690.
STANDARD DATA: (7GC8C) Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,650. Empty wt. 1,037. Fuel capacity 35. Engine 150-hp Lycoming.
The basic utility version of the Citabria is known as the 8GCBC Scout. Its predecessor was the 7GCBC Scout that was powered by the smaller 150-hp Lycoming. The new multipurpose 180-hp Scout was introduced early in 1974 and enjoyed a high demand for the first production models. The Scout can be used for power line patrol, forestry work, cargo hauling, and training. When fitted with Sorensen spray equipment, it becomes a highly efficient and economical agricultural plane. The Scout can also be equipped with EDO 2000 floats and with skis for north-country flying. Its 180-hp engine provides good short-field performance.