Aeronca Scout. Specifications. A photo.
Aeronca Scout. Specifications. A photo.

Aeronca Scout. Specifications. A photo.


Aeronca Scout (Model K) - US small-engine aircraft production, produced with 1937 years.


Photo Aeronca Scout


Work on the design of the light-engine Aeronca Scout aircraft began in the mid-30s, while the aircraft manufacturers were faced with difficult tasks, mainly in the design of a small aircraft that would meet modern requirements in the field of civil aviation. Ultimately, the constructed model turned out to be very popular, technically successful and inexpensive, which also became the main reason for the great interest among buyers in this aircraft.

On board the aircraft Aeronca Scout can accommodate only two people, but despite this fact, the aircraft of this model were purchased also by US air carriers, mainly in order to carry out flights in difficult terrain, with which the aircraft is very well handled.


Aeronca Scout photos


The main reason why the American aircraft manufacturer managed to minimize the cost of the aircraft is the use of its own power plant. The Aeronca E-113 piston aircraft engine had a power of 40 hp, which is very little, however, despite this, it allowed it to reach speeds of 150 km / h and fly over distances of up to 402 km (depending on the aircraft modification).

Subsequently, on the basis of the main production version was created by modification Aeronca KC Scout, differ mainly in the new power plant Continental A-40 (40 hp), which was more reliable in terms of its operation, and easier to plan maintenance.


Aircraft Aeronca Scout


The final version of this model series, was the modification Aeronca KCA Scout, which has received more capacious fuel tanks (maximum flight distance increased to 520 km.), And more powerful aircraft engine Continental A-50 able to develop traction in 50 hp

All the production, 357 aircrafts Aeronca Scout models have been built at the same time some of them continue to operate in the present time, despite the almost 80-year history. According to official data, there were 2009 aircrafts (including several units are in museums) only in the United States in the middle of the year 73.


Specifications Aeronca Scout.


  • Crew: 1 people;
  • Passenger: 1 people;
  • aircraft Length: 6,1 m .;
  • Wingspan: 10,98 m .;
  • Plane Height: 1,91 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 337 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Payload: 135 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 472 kg. (Depending on version);
  • Cruising speed: 138 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight speed: 150 km \ h. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight distance: 402 km. (Depending on version);
  • Maximum flight height: 3660 m (depending on version).
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: Aeronca E-113 (depending on version);
  • Power: 40 hp (Depending on version).


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