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    Thatcher CX7

    Thatcher Aircraft Inc.
    1020 E. Jordan St., Unit A
    Pensacola, FL 32503
    United States

    Phone: 850-432-5433

    http://www.thatchercx4.com
    thatchercx4@cox.net

    CATEGORY:
    Type Fixed-wingSport-Pilot Compliant Yes
    Status Current
    Categories
    PERFORMANCE:
    Max Speed (mph) 140Service Ceiling (ft) 10000
    Cruise Speed (mph) 125Rate of Climb (fpm) 700
    Stall Speed (mph) 42Takeoff Distance (ft) 800
    Range (statute mi) 400Landing Distance (ft) 1000
    POWERPLANT:
    Engine Revmaster R2300
    Design Horsepower 85H.P. Low Range
    Fuel Capacity (US Gal.) 20H.P. High Range
    DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT:
    Empty Weight (lb) 751Useful Load (lb) 569
    Gross Weight (lb) 1320
    Wing Area (ft2) 126Length (ft) 20.8
    Wingspan (ft) 28.9Height (ft) 7.2
    DESIGN:
    Wing Design LowFolding Wings No
    No. of Seats 2Tandem No
    Cockpit Width (in) 42.5
    Landing Gear Tricycle
    Materials Metal
    KIT AND PLANS:
    Kit Available YesQuick-build Available No
    Plans Available YesIncludes Engine Yes
    Beginner Build Time (hrs) 1200Number Built & Flown 1
    Kit Cost ($US) $30,000Plans Cost ($US) $575
    Build Cost Range $27,000 - $35,000
    COMMENTS:
    An economical to build as well as fly aircraft, David Thatcher's latest design fulfills a common request for a two-place side-by-side design, with budget and ease of building. With nearly 100 flying examples of his designs, they're proven and well respected. Cabin width is 2.5 inches wider than a C172. Kits availability is only partial: spar, ribs, welded components, fiberglass components.