Need a Taylorcraft CFI (or at lease a tailwheel CFI)

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Re: Need a Taylorcraft CFI (or at lease a tailwheel CFI)

Postby drseti » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:28 pm

Pity.
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Re: Need a Taylorcraft CFI (or at lease a tailwheel CFI)

Postby 3Dreaming » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:35 pm

There are several of the Champ models that are too heavy. The current LSA offering by American Champion was evolved from a model that was too heavy. They changed the type certificate stating any serial number after a certain point has a max gross weight of 1320 pounds.

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Re: Need a Taylorcraft CFI (or at lease a tailwheel CFI)

Postby drseti » Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:59 pm

Hey, the 7AC Champ I started training in back in 1961 (a 1946 model, same as me!) was 800 pounds empty, 1220 max gross. Same useful load as the heaviest of today's SLSAs.
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Re: Need a Taylorcraft CFI (or at lease a tailwheel CFI)

Postby TimTaylor » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:38 pm

7AC is LSA, 7FC is not.
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Re: Need a Taylorcraft CFI (or at lease a tailwheel CFI)

Postby 3Dreaming » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:11 am

drseti wrote:Hey, the 7AC Champ I started training in back in 1961 (a 1946 model, same as me!) was 800 pounds empty, 1220 max gross. Same useful load as the heaviest of today's SLSAs.


There are several different models in the 7 series of airplane, all the way up to the Citabria 7ECA. The current Champ is a 7EC IIRC, and early versions had a gross weight to high to be LSA.


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