Meet the Champ
The Cheeky Champ is a 1946 Aeronca Champ 7AC (70 years old!), powered by a flat four air-cooled piston engine that produces 75 horse power flat out (A75 continental). It has no electrics other than the magnetos for the spark plugs so has to be hand-started. It has no fuel pump as it is gravity fed, no flaps for slowing down or extra lift, and the brakes are cable operated drum brakes of limited use.
The Cheeky Champ might be basic, but he’s super fun!
Top Speed: 112 Knots
Cruise Speed: 80 Knots
Stall Speed: 37 Knots (though Tim flies it down to 28 Knots)