for AA5's only serial numbers 0641 thru
0834 but all AA5'A's
Our new cowl mod for the Grumman Cheetah /
Fully STC'd and PMA'd.
here for Tiger Mod
The new LoPresti Aviation
Cheetah / Traveler cowling features circular
inlets and is split vertically allowing easy removal and reinstallation.
A flush NACA scoop below the spinner provides induction air; a
modified cooling air exit duct and stainless steel fasteners complete
the kit. The cowling is made with carbon and fiberglass fibers.
The LoPresti Cheetah / Traveler cowling resembles
the LoPresti cowling for the Grumman Tiger. The Cheetah / Traveler
cowling is a little less complex and therefore is less expensive
than the Tiger cowl. Flight testing is underway and probably by
the time you read this press release, the airplane performance
testing will be well defined.
new cowl consists of a vertically split nose bowl made with carbon
fibers, a cowl-to-prop "baffle" seal, a new cooling
air exit, and a NACA scoop for engine combustion air.
LoPresti, who optimized the Traveler design to create the Tiger
more than 25 years ago said, "The basic R&D for the Tiger
was done in three months in 1973 without any computers. Experience,
intuition and a strong sense of urgency drove the design. Our
intuition proved to be very good. Today we have 26 more years
of experience. We can make any airplane go faster. Not
only is the Cheetah faster now, but engine cooling is improved!
The Cheetah is now a more efficient "cat" and has
a fresh new modern look that enhances the Cheetahs overall
in 1973 at Grumman, our experimental Tiger gave us 172 MPH. Given
the right circumstances, I feel that we have a good chance to
reach this goal with additional mods."
testing showed that we "found" 5 MPH with a Cheetah
LoPresti Cowl prototype nose bowl that had a less than perfect
The Cheetah will keep the NACA combustion air inlet duct in the