Aeronca 11 Chief. Specifications. A photo.
Aeronca 11 Chief. Specifications. A photo.

Aeronca 11 Chief. Specifications. A photo.


Aeronca 11 Chief - of small-double American-made aircraft, manufactured at the end of 40-ies.


Photo Aeronca 11 Chief


Development and production of the aircraft Aeronca 11 Chief was necessary to train future pilots, thus, the aircraft is very simple in terms of its operation, which allows the shortest possible time to prepare future pilots. In addition, the aircraft subsequently use Aeronca 11 Chief and offered as a private aircraft, but due to limited internal space, and a small maximum take-off weight, the operation of these aircrafts was very limited.

Unlike most aircraft of the time, the aircraft Aeronca 11 Chief has a very convenient system of governance, which in turn allows for more secure operation of an aircraft, especially when it comes to the training of pilots. Originally intended to be used as a conventional lever controls, however, it ends up on the plane was set very ergonomic steering wheel, and all other controls of the aircraft were located directly in front of the pilot.


Aeronca 11 Chief Photo


Aircraft Aeronca 11 Chief is designed to carry only two people - a pilot and a passenger (cadet), which is very limited use of aircraft to private owners. Payload take on board the aircraft are also very limited and is only 238 kg. (excluding the weight of the pilot), which is also not allowed to use the aircraft as a means of transport aircraft.

The power plant on the Aeronca 11 Chief is a Continental A-65-8 piston engine with a capacity of 65 hp, which in turn provides the aircraft with a maximum flight speed of 169 km / h. The maximum flight range of this aircraft is 531 km. However, during the creation of the current model, American aircraft manufacturers provided for the possibility of installing additional suspended tanks on the aircraft, due to which the maximum power can be increased to 880 km.


Cabin Aeronca 11 Chief


In the period of 1946 1950 years 2300 was built more aircrafts of this model, however, is today in operation is only a few hundred aircraft, most of which are registered in the United States.

In addition to the original version, the American aeronautical engineer were also represented, and various modifications other than minor changes in terms of the use of special chassis, a modified design of the cab, etc.


Specifications Aeronca 11 Chief.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,4 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,1 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 329 kg .;
  • Payload: 238 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 567 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 153 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 169 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 531 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3290 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Continental A-65-8;
  • Power: 65 hp


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