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Old Sep 10, 2008, 10:21 AM
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Pilot-1 1/4 Scale Champ



ACW400 Pilot-1 1/4 Scale Champ ARF

105" wingspan, 65" long, 1542 sq. in. wing area, ready to fly weight is 15-1/2 pounds (electric). With over 10,000 Champs built between 1944-1951 it was one of civil aviations great hits. Thousands of men and women learned to fly in a Champ and came to love it's easy flying characteristics. Faithful to its roots the Pilot-1 Quarter Scale Champ is an easy to fly, easy to fall in love with model. Construction is all built up laser cut wood. All outlines are scale and the wing has scale wing rib spacing. The airplane can be built with electric power or as a 1.20 glow or 23cc gas model. With almost 11 sq. ft. of wing area, the Champ has a light wing loading and very good manners, from taxi out to touch down. The entire airframe is covered in genuine Oracover. Wings and struts are easily removed for transport and storage. Cowl is epoxy fiberglass, pre-painted to match the covering. Battery access is through a hatch on the underside of the nose; landing gear is pre-assembled heavy-duty wire unit, ready to bolt into place. Assembly requires 12-16 hours. As an electric model the 1:4 Scale Champ requires 4 standard size servos; add one more for a gas or glow powered version. For 4-channels: Aileron (2 servos), Elevator, Rudder and Throttle.

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Old Sep 10, 2008, 12:44 PM
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Jason, I see what appears to also be a 1/8 sized one in the photo you posted in another forum? Will it also be available soon?
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Old Sep 10, 2008, 02:13 PM
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Yes, we will have an 1/8 scale version of the Champ as well. They will both be available at the same time this November. We still building the web pages for the rest of the first batch of Pilot-1 Aircraft. We've also got 1/4 and 1/8 scale Wedell Williams Racers, and a 1/8 scale Waco YKS-6 (1/4 scale coming next year).

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Old Sep 11, 2008, 10:01 AM
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The lady, on your web page, holding the Champ must be 10 feet tall. I know she must be holding the smaller one, after reading your second message. The 1/4 Champ looks great.
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Old Sep 13, 2008, 12:43 PM
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Well since its an ad for a 1/4 scale Champ that must be what she's holding Judging by the photo she's 11'6" tall, she's pretty hot for a giant

That plane looks great, I entered their giveaway too.

I wonder who makes scale pilots to fit in there?

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The lady, on your web page, holding the Champ must be 10 feet tall. I know she must be holding the smaller one, after reading your second message. The 1/4 Champ looks great.
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Old Oct 24, 2008, 09:20 PM
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Perfect color scheme Jason !!! here's a pic of the 1947 7AC my Dad owned back in the 80's.

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Old Oct 25, 2008, 11:32 AM
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Very Cool! We're hoping to get the Champs in here soon.
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Old Nov 12, 2008, 03:54 PM
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Fit for a Champ!

Check out the January issues of Model Airplanes and Fly RC Magazine. Our Pilot-1 Champ is on the cover! Our shipment will be here on Friday too.
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Old Nov 12, 2008, 06:01 PM
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Jason when will back orders go out? Have had one ordered for a while and can't wait to get this beauty. Also, when will the winner of the Champ contest be anounced?
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Old Nov 13, 2008, 08:38 AM
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The Champs will be shipping out to our customers either tomorrow or Monday. The contest winner was announced on our site. The winner was James M. in Salem, VA.

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Old Oct 28, 2009, 01:14 PM
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New permanent pricing change.... Now just $529.99

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/champ_1_4...18112_prd1.htm
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Old Dec 25, 2009, 07:22 PM
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Champ

So can anybody fill me in on how to do the glow conversion? I'm thinking about buying it but I want to make sure I know what all I need to do to make it fly and what else I need to buy. Thanks
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Yeah, it's an old thread and the plane is discontinued. But I just found a nice one with a Zenoah G26 on Craiglist!. Picking her up in the morning!
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Put a tank through my champ last weekend. It's my first Gas plane and the perfect trainer. It's big, loud and stunning in the air. I only wish a little more scale detail went into the landing gear. Other than that, I love it!
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Old Jan 28, 2014, 11:57 AM
When's the next fly-in?
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So you got this AND an E-flite Champ? Somebody got a Champ addiction?

Andy
(no, you can't have too many Champs!)
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