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1947 7BCM Aeronca Champ – N6478C // Affordable Warbird!

Auction Start: August 30, 2023
Auction End: September 6, 2023 12:00 pm

7BCM Aeronca Details


American Champion


7BCM Aeronca



Auction Start Date:
August 30, 2023
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Light Sport



Location: Greenup, Kentucky
Description: You will not find a more economical point of entry to owning a warbird. You can own this beautiful well maintained L16. Imagine that you’re a forward observer in a historical battle floating over the battlefield. This is a docile easy to fly aircraft that can be enjoyed by a seasoned or newly minted pilot. • Fresh Annual July 2023 • LSA category • Lowest cost of entry warbird you will find • Military correct paint scheme • Docile handling characteristics • Great condition inside and out
Airframe Details
  • 7BCM L16 2,269.1 TT
    TACH 127.3
Engine Details
  • Continental C85
  • 127.3 SMOH
  • Overhaul April 2002
Propeller Details
  • McCauley Prop S/N 39844
  • 619.3 SMOH
  • TACH 127.3
Avionics Details
  • Flightcom 403 Audio Panel
  • TKM Radio
  • KT76TS0 Transponder
  • ELT
  • RPM
  • Altimeter
  • Oil Temp
  • Volt Meter
  • Electric Starter
  • Carbide Detection
  • Airspeed
Additional Features
  • No Bounce Gear
  • No ADSB
  • Inconsistent early log history, see Virtual Data Room
Yellow with period correct military marking All Glass is in Great Condition Nav & Strobe Lights
Grey Metal White Cloth Seats
Auction Details
Contact Phone: 254-735-5030
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Registration Number: N6478C
Make: American Champion
Model: 7BCM Aeronca
Required Deposit: $2,000
Buyers Premium: 6%
Start Date: August 30, 2023
End Date: September 6, 2023 12:00 pm
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The American Champion 7BCM Aeronca is a two-seat, fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft that offers a unique opportunity to own a warbird at an affordable price. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot or a newcomer to the world of aviation, this well-maintained L16 model provides a docile and enjoyable flying experience. In this blog post, we will delve into the history of American Champion and the Aeronca line of aircraft, explore the features and specifications of the 7BCM Aeronca, and highlight why it is an excellent choice for aviation enthusiasts.

American Champion 7BCM Aeronca: The Economical Warbird Experience

The legacy of Aeronca Aircraft Corporation, renowned for their innovative and versatile aircraft. The Aeronca line of aircraft, including the 7BCM model, represents a blend of nostalgia and modern aviation technology

The 1947 7BCM Aeronca Champ is a remarkable aircraft that provides an economical point of entry into the world of warbirds. With a tail number N6478C and a serial number 47-1066, this aircraft has a total time of 2,269.1 hours and has been well-maintained, ensuring its excellent condition.

This LSA category aircraft offers an authentic military correct paint scheme, adding to its historical charm. The 7BCM Aeronca features docile handling characteristics, making it a pleasure to fly for pilots of all levels of experience. Whether you’re a seasoned aviator or a newly minted pilot, this aircraft will transport you to the era of forward observers in historical battles, floating over the battlefield with a sense of awe and adventure.

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The airframe of the 7BCM Aeronca L16 model has a total time of 2,269.1 hours, as indicated by the tachometer reading of 127.3 hours. It is equipped with a Continental C85 engine that has undergone a major overhaul, with 127.3 hours since the overhaul completed in April 2002. The aircraft is powered by a McCauley propeller (S/N 39844) with a total time of 619.3 hours since major overhaul, which matches the tachometer reading of 127.3 hours.

In terms of avionics, the 7BCM Aeronca is equipped with a Flightcom 403 Audio Panel, TKM Radio, KT76TS0 Transponder, ELT, RPM gauge, altimeter, oil temperature gauge, voltmeter, electric starter, carbide detection system, and airspeed indicator. Additional features include no-bounce landing gear, lack of ADSB capabilities, and an inconsistent early log history (digital files available for review).

The exterior of the Aeronca displays a yellow paint scheme with period-correct military markings. All the glass components are in excellent condition, and the aircraft features nave and strobe lights. Inside the cabin, you’ll find a grey metal interior with comfortable white cloth seats.

The 7BCM Aeronca is a remarkable aircraft that offers aviation enthusiasts a unique opportunity to own a warbird at an affordable price. With its historical charm, docile handling, and great overall condition, this L16 model provides a memorable flying experience for pilots of all levels. Whether you’re exploring the skies as an instrument-rated pilot or enjoying a full stop landing on a short final approach, the 7BCM Aeronca delivers an economical warbird experience like no other. Don’t miss the chance to own and fly the 7BCM Aeronca—an aircraft that combines nostalgia, affordability, and exceptional performance. (Note: This aircraft will be available for a live online auction from August 30, 2023, to September 6, 2023.)

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