Aeronca L. Specifications. A photo.
Aeronca L. Specifications. A photo.

Aeronca L. Specifications. A photo.


Aeronca L - light-engine aircraft manufactured by the American company Aeronca Aircraft in 30-ies of the last century.

Designing this aircraft began in 30-ies of the last century, and, despite the fairly chopped form of the fuselage, the plane encounters during the flight is not the strong wind resistance, which in turn allows you to accelerate to sufficient speed and to some extent cost savings fuel.


Photo Aeronca L


When developing the aircraft Aeronca L American experts made mainly focused on the fact that the aircraft will be used exclusively by private owners, and therefore, initially a large spread of the aircraft is not received.

Due to competent technical approach, the plane Aeronca L is well controlled, provides a very high maneuverability, and its reinforced structure increases flight safety for the passengers and the pilot.


Aeronca L photos


On board the aircraft can accommodate only two persons, including the pilot, but in spite of this factor for the entire production cycle of the assembly line of the American Aviation Plant descended 65 these aircraft, including also the modification. The cabin is made simple enough, but at the same time, experts have provided very good sound insulation is that almost did not create any discomfort during air travel.

The LeBlond 5DE piston engine (depending on the aircraft modification) is used as a power plant on the Aeronca L model aircraft and its modifications, which allows the aircraft to develop a thrust power of 70 hp, which in turn provides a flight speed of about 170 km \ h.

Version Aeronca LA is the base model in this series - all were built 9 aircrafts of this modification.


Control panel Aeronca L


In 1936, American aeronautical engineer presented a modification Aeronca LB, that is, except for the more productive powerplant LeBlond 5DF capacity hp 85, in fact no different from the basic version of the model. For all the time it was built 29 aircrafts of this modification.

Modification Aeronca LC, unlike the previous version, has received piston engine Warner Scarab Jr capacity 90 hp, allowing the aircraft to accelerate to speed in 198 km \ h. In addition, the current model can be moved over distances up to 860 km., Thus ensuring the best possible value for the properties of the aircraft. It was built 15 aircraft of this version.

The final modification of the model range was the version Aeronca LD, which is equipped with a five-cylinder radial aircraft engine piston Lambert R-266 90 capacity hp There were no significant changes in the current modification has not undergone, as a consequence, demand for used only 12 aircraft.

Currently, of the issued 65 aircraft operated by only very few.


Specifications Aeronca L.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,9 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,9 m .;
  • Plane Height: 2,1 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 469 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 381 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 850 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 182 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 198 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 860 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 4800 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Warner Scarab Jr (depending on version);
  • Power: 90 hp (Depending on version).


Aircraft airlines

Blog and articles