The Thatcher CX4 is a plans built, all aluminum, single place plane designed for Volkswagen power by David Thatcher of Pensacola, FL.

24ft wingspan
850 lb gross wt
560 lb empty wt
125 mph cruise
40 mph stall


Larry bought the CX4 partially completed then torn it down and completely rebuilt several areas of questionable work, specifically the horizontal stab attachment.


Direct drive Volkswagen 1700cc aircraft conversion with front bearing. Engine was purchased from a damaged aircraft and the engine removed.

The engine is currently a 1700cc but will be modified by Great Plains to a 2180.