Super Decathlon

The American Champion Super Decathlon is East Coast Aero Club’s Aerobatic and Tailwheel trainer.

The airplane is a two-place, high wing, single engine airplane equipped with conventional landing gear, and a metal frame with fabric coverings.

The Super Decathlon is fully capable of aerobatic flight. The airplane is rated for loading between +6g and -5g. See the airplane’s P.O.H. for all approved maneuvers. The airplane is approved for day and night VFR operations when equipped in accordance with F.A.R. 91 or F.A.R 135.

The aircraft is powered by a Lycoming AEIO-360-H1A engine and is rated at 180 horsepower (130kW) with a 3 blade constant speed MT Prop. It is a four-cylinder, normally aspirated, direct drive, air cooled, horizontally opposed, fuel injected engine.

Fuel is stored in two 20-gallon fuel tanks totaling 39 gallons of usable fuel. The fuel system incorporates a 1.5 gallon header tank beneath the instrument panel, with a Christen Industries inverted oil system.

2012 Super Decathlon at ECAC!

2012 Super Decathlon at ECAC!

Addition to aircraft options at ECAC - our 2012 Super Decathlon

Addition to aircraft options at ECAC – our 2012 Super Decathlon


ECAC Cirrus SR22
Model Lyc. AEIO-360-H1A
No. Cylinders 4
HP 180
Carbureted Or Fuel Injected Fuel Injected
Fixed Pitch/ Constant Speed Propeller Fixed Pitch
Fuel Capacity 39 gallons
Min. Octane Fuel 100
Avg. Fuel Burn at 75% power in standard conditions per hour 9.5 gallons
Weights and Capacities:
Takeoff/Landing Weight Normal Category 1950 lbs.
Takeoff/Landing Weight Utility Category 1850 lbs
Standard Empty Weight 1340 lbs.
Max. Useful Load Normal Category 610 lbs.
Max. Useful Load Aerobatic 460 lbs.
Baggage Capacity
Oil Capacity 10 quarts
Do Not Exceed Speed 200 MPH
Max. Structural Cruising Speed 160 MPH
Stall Speed Clean 53 MPH
Stall Speed Landing Configuration 56 KIAS
Climb Best Rate 1280 FPM
Wing Loading 10.64lb./sq. ft.
Power Loading 10.0 lbs./hp
Service Ceiling 15,800 ft.
Max Inverted Flight Time 2 min.
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