Monday, March 15, 2010

CHAMPION 7FC “TRI-TRAVELLER”


1956–64



STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,500. Empty wt. 910. Fuel capacity 26. Engine 90-hp Continental.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 135. Cruise mph105. Stall mph 40. Initial climb rate 800. Range 500. Ceiling 12,000. Takeoff run 250.

The Champion 7FC Tri-Traveller is derived fromthe Model 7EC Traveller, and production began in 1956. The Tri-Traveller differed from its predecessors by employing a tricycle fixed undercarriage. This tandem twoseater is powered by a single 90-hp Continental C912F four-cylinder engine. It is of mixed construction with a fabric-covered welded steel-tube fuselage. The wings are built with two wooden spars, aluminum ribs, and fabric covering. The Tri-Traveller was widely used by flying schools as a trainer.



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