Grumman AA5A Cheetah
The new variant AA-5A Cheetah was introduced as a 1976 model and provided six knots (seven mph) faster cruise than the Traveler with the same 150 hp (110 kW) Lycoming O-320-E2G powerplant.
Changes were made to the engine cowling and baffling to reduce cooling drag, the exhaust system was redesigned, the main landing gear fairings were further improved, the ventral fin was eliminated, and the horizontal tail was enlarged to allow a larger center of gravity range. Fuel capacity was increased from the Traveler's 37 US gallons to 52 gallons, thus increasing its range.
A total of 900 Cheetahs were produced.
This one has been a good servant of its 35 year+ owner over the years, and offers low time with almost zero time on both engine and propeller. Recently flown and all compressions are excellent.
Aircraft / kit manufacturer: Grumman
Model: AA5A Cheetah
Total airframe time: 2989hrs
Airframe Serial Number: AA5A-0225
Engine type: Lycoming O-320 E2G (160HP)
Engine serial number: L-45883-27A
Engine Hours: 1988.4 To run (11.6 hours)
Engine history: Overhauled 2/6/02 Hawker Pacific and 12 years. Last annual 23/1/20 Most recent flight: June 2020.
Inspection results: Annual inspection, Oil filter inspection carried out. Nil metal.
Compressions: 78, 78, 78, 72 / 80
Propeller type: McCaulley IC172BTM 73” 59
Propeller hours: 2188.4hrs to run
Avionics list: Standard Grumman Cheetah avionics
A/P disconnected. All instruments working.
- Internally factory painted, some minor surface corrosion recently rectified
- STC SE682NE for O-320 higher compression conversion carried out and logged
Accident history / details: NIL
Storage history: Hangered all life
Location airport: Northam WA
Work that needs to be completed / pending (list): NIL
Cruise speed: 105kts
BEW: / MTOW: 627.5kg / 998kg
Fuel Capacity / no. of tanks: 94litres per side = 188 litres (useable)
Aircraft logbooks complete & available? Yes
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