And 1-2-3- What Are We Fighting For….

champ_5Remember that old protest song from the ‘Nam era? The company name of Stephen Barstow reminded me of it. Under the tell-tale name of ‘1-4-18’ he has published a cheap Aeronca Champ, the ‘competitor’ of the venerable J-3 Piper Cub. Stephen writes “…. The Aeronca Champion, more commonly known as the Champ, is a single-engine, two-seat, fixed conventional gear airplane. Originally designed for flight training and personal use, it entered production in the United States in 1945…”.
“….. Built by Aeronca Aircraft Corporation, the Champ first flew in 1944, having been designed in tandem with the 11AC Chief–the Champ with tandem seating and joystick controls, and the Chief with side-by-side seating and yoke controls. The intention was to simplify production and control costs by building a pair of aircraft with a significant number of parts in common; in fact, the two designs share between 70% and 80% of their parts. The tail surfaces, wings, landing gear, and firewall forward–engine, most accessories, and cowling–are common to both airplanes….”.

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