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Metal Spar Wing Information

 

 

Traditionally the Champion line of aircraft used wooden wing spars nailed to aluminum ribs as the primary wing structure.  This changed in 1990 when American Champion Aircraft redesigned and certified this structure with aluminum spars.   This change is the core difference between new aircraft and older models (1980 and older).   In fact, American Champion has never offered a wood spar wing.

 

The metal spar wings can retrofit to any of the older Citabria line and offer an affordable alternative (and upgrade) to rebuilding an old pair of wings.

 

Why metal spar wings? For one, you don't see the rest of industry using wood spars. With the redesign, certain engineering aspects could be taken into account to improve performance and reliability.  The metal wing assemblies act more as an upgrade than a replacement, offering numerous advantages to the owner.

Metal Spar Wing Pricing

Prices Effective Oct 15th, 2014

All prices are in U.S. Dollars, and the prices below are for complete wings (covered and painted through one color), exchange.

 

The wings can be purchased without cover and/or paint at a discount.  Wings without paint and fabric covering are discounted $2000 per set.  Fabric covered wings without paint are discounted $1000 per set.

 

Initial order requires 30% down payment with balance upon delivery.  Completion is typically 6 to 9 weeks.  Delivery of both the exchange set and the new wings is arranged by the customer.  Terms and Conditions are otherwise similar to Aircraft Purchasing.

7AC

7ACA

7ECA

7GCAA

7KCAB

7GCBC

8KCAB

8GCBC

Base Price, per set:

(through 1 color)

$20,900

$23,000

$24,500

$27,000

35 Gal:

70 Gal:

$27,000

$29,000

Front Struts,

Pair:

$1290
(Optional)

$1,450

(Required)

$1,450

(Required)

$1450

(Optional)

$1,450

(Required)

Flaps, Pair:

(through 1 color)

N/A

N/A

$3990

(Optional)

N/A

$4,640

(Required)

Ailerons, Pair:

(through 1 color)

$3430
(Optional)

$3430

(Optional)

$3430

(Optional)

$3650

(Optional)

$3,430

(Required)

Exposed Balanced Ailerons, Pair:

N/A

N/A

N/A

$4160

(Optional)

N/A

7AC

7ACA

7ECA

7GCAA

7KCAB

7GCBC

8KCAB

8GCBC

Optional

Equipment:

N/A

$595

$595

$595

$595

Spades:

N/A

N/A

$900

Included

Wing Tips,

Pair:

Included

Front Struts,

Pair, Painted, Aluminum / Steel

$1600 / $990

N/A

N/A

$1600 / N/A

N/A

$1400

$1400

Standard

Paint Scheme:

$1400

$1400

$1400

Sun Ray

Scallop

Paint Scheme:

$1500

$1500

$1500

$1500

$1500

Double Sun Ray

Paint Scheme

$1700

$1700

$1700

$1700

$1700

$3000/$3500

$3000/$3500

Single / Double Starburst

(2 Colors)

Paint Scheme:

$3000/$3500

$3000/$3500

N/A

Starburst with Campaign Stripes (3Colors)

Paint Scheme:

$4900

$4900

$4900

$4900

N/A

Remove Old,

Install New at

ACA:

$1300

$1300

$1600

$1600

$1600

Typical Wood

Crating Fee:

$850

$850

$850

$850

$850