1946 Aeronca Champ. The Aeronca Model 7 Champion, commonly known as the "Champ", or "Airknocker"s a single-engine light airplane with a high wing, generally configured with fixed conventional landing gear and tandem seating for two occupants.

 

Introduced in 1945, the 7BCM Champion ("Champ") was the first (and, by far, the most popular) version of the design. It used the Continental A-85-8 engine of 85 horsepower (48 kW) (Other 65-hp engines by Lycoming and Franklin were also fitted.) The Champ featured a conventional landing gear configuration, with shock absorption in the main gear provided by oleo struts. The aircraft had no electrical system.

 

1946 Aeronca Champ

Technical specifications

Exterior

Exterior Height:                                                      7 ft 0 in

Wing Span:                                                              35 ft 2 in

Length:                                                                    21 ft 6 in

 

Occupancy

Crew:                                                                       1

Passengers:                                                            2

 

Range

Max Range:                                                             510 nm

Service Ceiling:                                                       12400 ft

 

Distances

Balanced Field Length:                                         632 ft

Operating Weights

Max T/O Weight:                                                     1220 Lb

Max Landing Weight:                                             1220 Lb

Empty Weight:                                                         880 Lb

Fuel Capacity:                                                          14 gal Lb

Payload Useful:                                                       480 Lb

 

Performance

Rate of Climb:                                                          60 mph

VNE Speed:                                                              129 mph

Normal Cruise:                                                        95 mph

Stall Speed::                                                             38 mph

Power Plant

Engines:                                                                    1

Engine Mfg:                                                              Continental

Engine Model:                                                          A85-8

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