Tuesday, September 1, 2009

BELLANCA 8GCBC “SCOUT”


1970–80



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.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 128. Cruise mph 125. Stall mph 45. Initial climb rate 1, 145. Ceiling 17,000. Range 537. Takeoff distance (50') 525. Landing distance (50') 690.

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.



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