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1959 Champion 7FC // Impeccably Maintained // N8575E

Auction Start: February 21, 2024
Auction End: February 28, 2024 12:00 pm

7FC/EC Details

Make:

CHAMPION

Model:

7FC/EC

Year:

1959

Auction Start Date:
February 21, 2024
Auction Start Date:

2024-02-21

Serial No:

7FC-363

Seat:

2

Category:

Normal

Time:

2913

Location: Private strip near 6IN8
Description: Why fly a Cub when you can fly a Champ? This is my favorite fun plane to fly. For solo operations it is operated from the front seat offering outstanding visibility and much more room than the competing Piper model. This airplane is in great condition. It is perfect for getting your tailwheel proficiency or golden hour flights. Cruise at 85-90 mph will sipping less than 6 gal an hour of fuel.
Airframe Details
  • 2913 TT 
  • No AD American Champion metal spar
  •  wings installed in 2004
  • Airframe zinc chromated at rebuild
  • No corrosion
  • No-Bounce gear
Engine Details
  • C90-12
  • 854 SMOH
  • All four cylinders new within last 600 hours
  • Starts easy and runs smooth 
  • Oil filter STC
  • Hanlon Wilson exhaust offers plenty of
  • cabin heat
Propeller Details
  • McCauley metal prop
Avionics Details
  • Apollo SL 60 GPS with built in comm works 
  • great. Slaved to panel mounted Apollo 360
  • moving map
  • KT 76 A transponder with ADSB out
  • Two place intercomm
  • Electric T&B
  • ELT
Additional Features

Plane came from factory as a tri cycle geared variant and was converted to the standard tailwheel configuration. 1450 lb gross weight but can be eligible for 50 lb increase to 1500 lbs.

Exterior
Nice, clear windshield and side windows Airtex Ceconite 101 covering system used Maroon and cream paint 8.5 outside
Interior
Red and cream vinyl seats, headliner and side panels Red carpet Excellent firewall blanket 9 inside
Auction Details
Contact Phone: 254-735-5030
Contact Email: aircrew@airspaceauctions.com
Registration Number: N8575E
Make: CHAMPION
Model: 7FC/EC
Required Deposit: $2,000
Buyers Premium: 6%
Start Date: February 21, 2024
End Date: February 28, 2024 12:00 pm
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The Champion 7FC: A Meticulously Cared-for Tailwheel Marvel

Vintage aircraft hold a special nostalgia, weather they are a part of your core memories of childhood flight or a fascination with the history and design of vintage aircraft.The 1959 Champion 7FC stands as a shining example of meticulous care and tailwheel conversion, earning its place as the best in its class. With a rich history, versatile uses, and the renowned Champion brand behind it, this aircraft is a testament to reliability, value, and exceptional performance.

History and Champion Legacy:

The Champion 7FC, introduced in 1959, is a remarkable aircraft with a lineage deeply rooted in aviation history. Champion Aircraft Corporation, known for its commitment to quality and innovation, produced this model as a testament to their dedication to providing superior flying machines. Champion’s history is a story of excellence, pioneering advancements, and a relentless pursuit of perfection. Their commitment to creating reliable aircraft has made them a trusted name in aviation circles, and the 7FC stands as a testament to the brand’s legacy.

Meticulous Care and Tailwheel Conversion:

The meticulous care given to the Champion 7FC is evident in every detail of its design and maintenance. This aircraft is not just a vintage gem; it’s a testament to the dedication of its caretakers. The meticulous care extends to its conversion from a tricycle-geared variant to the standard tailwheel configuration, a move that enhances its performance and versatility. The Scott tailwheel, combined with heavy-duty landing gear and hydraulic brakes, ensures smooth landings and precise control. This attention to detail transforms the 7FC into a standout in its category.

Aircraft Features and Specifications:

The Champion 7FC/EC boasts an impressive set of features that make it a favorite among aviation enthusiasts. The American Champion metal spar wings, with 36 gallons of fuel capacity, provide excellent stability. The full electrical system, wing-mounted landing light, and strobe light enhance safety and visibility. Equipped with a Scott tailwheel, the 7FC ensures optimal control on the ground. The hydraulic brakes, parking brake, and electric T&B with no venturi contribute to its reliability. The Uavionix ADSB out system and always hangared status further exemplify the aircraft’s commitment to safety and preservation.

Airframe:

The Champion 7FC’s airframe is a testament to durability and meticulous craftsmanship. With a total time of 2913 hours, the aircraft has undergone careful maintenance, ensuring it remains in excellent condition. The American Champion metal spar wings, installed in 2004, have stood the test of time, and the airframe’s zinc chromate during rebuild has prevented corrosion. The incorporation of no-bounce gear and a 36-gallon fuel capacity further contributes to the aircraft’s overall reliability and performance. The meticulous care taken in the airframe’s design and maintenance is evident, making it a standout in its class.

Engine:

The heart of the Champion 7FC is its C90-12 engine, boasting 854 SMOH. Known for its reliability, this engine starts easily and runs smoothly, offering pilots a worry-free flying experience. With all four cylinders replaced within the last 600 hours, the powerplant is not only efficient but also meticulously maintained. The oil filter STC and Hanlon Wilson exhaust system provide additional assurance, and the engine’s capability to generate ample cabin heat adds to the overall comfort during flights.

Prop:

The McCauley metal prop fitted to the 7FC complements its engine, ensuring optimal efficiency and power. The choice of a quality propeller is crucial for performance, and the McCauley prop underscores the meticulous approach taken in configuring this vintage aircraft. Its contribution to the aircraft’s overall balance and performance is a testament to the care taken in selecting and maintaining key components.

Avionics:

The avionics suite in the Champion 7FC is a blend of vintage charm and modern functionality. The Apollo SL 60 GPS, with a built-in comm system, seamlessly integrates with the panel-mounted Apollo 360 moving map. This combination provides reliable navigation for the pilot. The KT 76 A transponder with ADSB out ensures compliance with modern airspace regulations. The two-place intercom and electric T&B contribute to a well-equipped cockpit. The inclusion of an ELT further highlights the commitment to safety in the avionics setup.

Interior and Exterior Excellence:

Inside, the Champion 7FC exudes comfort and style. The red and cream vinyl seats, headliner, and side panels create a classic aesthetic. The aircraft’s interior boasts excellent firewall insulation and a red carpet, providing a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Externally, the maroon and cream paint, coupled with the Airtex Ceconite 101 covering system, give the 7FC a timeless appeal. The clear windshield and side windows ensure unobstructed views, contributing to an overall impressive exterior rating of 8.5.

Upcoming Auction Information:

For enthusiasts eager to add this meticulously cared-for Champion 7FC to their collection, an exciting opportunity awaits. The aircraft, with Serial Number 7FC-363 and Registration N8575E, is set for auction from February 21, 2024, to February 28, 2024. The minimum bid stands at $20,000, with a buyer premium of 6%. Prospective buyers are required to provide a $2,000 deposit to participate in the auction.

Conclusion:

The Champion 7FC is not just an aircraft; it’s a piece of aviation history meticulously cared for and enhanced with a tailwheel conversion. With a rich legacy, outstanding features, and upcoming auction, this vintage gem is poised to become a prized possession for aviation enthusiasts seeking the perfect blend of value and performance.

7FC/EC Details

Make:

CHAMPION

Model:

7FC/EC

Year:

1959

Auction Start Date:
February 21, 2024
Auction Start Date:

2024-02-21

Serial No:

7FC-363

Seat:

2

Category:

Normal

Time:

2913

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