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.

2012  Metal Spar Wing Prices

Prices Effective Dec 15th, 2011

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 $5000 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.

Standard
Equipment:

7AC
7ACA

7ECA
7GCAA
7KCAB

7GCBC

8KCAB

8GCBC

Base Price,
per set:

$19,900

$22,000

$23,000

$26,000

35 Gal:
70 Gal:

$26,000
$28,500

Front Struts,
Pair:

Optional

$1350

$1350

Optional

$1350

Extended
Flaps, Pair:

N/A

N/A

Optional

N/A

$2400

Balanced
Ailerons, Pair:

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

$2400

Exposed Balanced Ailerons, Pair: N/A N/A N/A $3,800 N/A

Total Base
Price:

$19900

$24350

$24350

$29800

35 Gal.:  $32150
70 Gal.:  $34650

 

Optional
Equipment:

7AC
7ACA

7ECA
7GCAA
7KCAB

7GCBC

8KCAB

8GCBC


Spades:

N/A 

$550

$550

$550

$550

Wing Tips,
Pair:

N/A 

N/A 

Included

$900

Included

Front Struts,
Pair:

$990 

N/A 

N/A 

$990

N/A 

Standard
Paint Scheme:

$1200 

$1200

$1200

$1200

$1200

Sun Ray / Scallop
Paint Scheme:

$1200

$1200

$1200

$1200

$1200

Double Sun Ray
Pain Scheme:

$1500

$1500

$1500

$1500

$1500

 Single / Double Starburst
(2 Colors)
Paint Scheme:

$2800

$2800

$2800

$2800

N / A

Starburst with Campaign Stripes (3Colors)
Paint Scheme:

$4400

$4400

$4400

$4400

N / A

Remove Old,
Install New at
ACA:

$1200

$1200

$1400

$1400

$1400

Typical Wood
Crating Fee:

$750

$750

$750

$750

$750