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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 the 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.


All prices are in U.S. Dollars.  Price is for base assembled wing frames with all new parts.  Options for fabric covering and painting are listed.  ACA no longer requires the core wings.

A $500 refundable deposit required to hold a position.  Once work begins on the wings, notification will be sent.  At that time, the price will be locked and the balance of a 50% non-refundable deposit is due within 10 business days.  If not received, position will be forfeited and next in the queue will be contacted.  Upon completion, remaining balance is due within 10 business days or a $100 per week storage fee will be applied.

Turn-key install at ACA's Repair Station   please contact Repair Station for Quote!

American Champion Aircraft Corporation reserves the right to make price changes to standard, operational equipment, and to modify such equipment without prior notice and to do so without incurring any obligations to equip or modify models manufactured prior to or after effective date of such change.

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