Dave's CX4 In The Air



CX5 First Look

  We have been aware of the CX7 since it was just a concept floating around at Thatcher Aircraft, Inc., several years ago.
 Per Dave Thatchers' request, we have not posted any information on the future plan or development process of this
aircraft that we have become aware of during this time.

Although Dave prefers to remain quiet on specific details, it is now widely known that the CX7 is in an active prototype
construction phase and progressing very well. Although work remains on this project, Dave has decided
to allow us to post some of the photos we've collected to date. As he releases additional information
and photos to us, they will be posted here as soon as they are received (Most recent on top).

Date Description
2019/10/3 Wings are both installed. This first photo proudly shows Dave Thatcher (the boss) standing next to his third CX creation. Gap seals, wheel pants, and rear fin will be next. No exact ETA for final completion steps, release for flight testing and flight testing location have been shared with us yet!!


 

2019/9/6 Tail feathers getting installed.


 

2019/8/28

1XL + 3XL sizes are both comfortable in the CX7 cockpit.


 

2019/8/01

Paint is complete! Wheel pants, tail feathers and wings need to be installed.
Then Glen will start to get busy!


 

2019/7/24

Per Glen: Getting close. Only the Black stripes n' numbers left.

2019/7/16

Yes, it's been awhile. However we're now very happy to report that the CX7 painting (the final task before flight testing) has begun in earnest and is proceeding nicely. Difficult weather conditions (heat, humidity & heat index) have been nonstop, and continue to remain outside of Dave's comfort zone. That said, Dave and Glen enlisted the help of a local craftsman (Robert Powell) to finally see the painting efforts through.

It is Dave's desire that the color scheme match that of the CX4 & CX5. The base red and white have been sprayed, and the work has started on the registration numbers and side stripes. It's still too early to say when it will be completed and able to begin flight testing, but that day is definitely getting close.

We'll keep you all posted here as these final steps continue.

 

2018/4/10

Weather permitting, Glen Bradley will be at SnF 2018 this week with his CX5 in the "Alternative Engine" area. Glen has scheduled two forums in CFAA classroom 11 (Wednesday & Friday - 1-2 pm both days). A recent check of the SnF Forum website has both of Glens forum topics incorrectly titled "The Third Thatcher - The CX7 Side-by-Side". Although that title was used in error by the schedulers at SnF, Glen will make every effort to answer most general CX7 questions raised.

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