Friday, March 13, 2009

AERONCA L


1935


iad
STANDARD DATA: Seats 2. Gross wt. 1,680. Empty wt. 1,036. Engine 70-hp Le Blond radial.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 115. Cruise mph 100. Initial climb rate 500.

The Aeronca L cabin monoplane was the Aeronautical Corporation of America’s first attempt at constructing a low-wing side-by-side cabin airplane. It was produced in four versions: the LA with a 70-hp Le Blond, the LB using an 85-hp LeBlond, the LC using a 90-hp Warner Scarab Junior, and the LD powered by a 90-hp Lambert. The airframe of the Model I is of conventional mixed construction. The wings were built around a structure of spruce spars and ribs. The fuselage was a framework of welded steel tubing. Both the fuselage and the wings were covered with fabric.



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