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History Takes Flight

With a collection of more than 200 historic aircraft, the EAA Aviation Museum is a year-round destination, combining aviation's past with the promise of its exciting future.

Aeronca LC - NC17484

Location: Pioneer Airport


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The Aeronca LC was a departure from previous Aeronca designs, with a low wing cabin monoplane configuration. With its distinctive wheel pants, the LC reflects the streamlining movement that influenced 1930s aircraft design.

Each piece of sheet metal on the LC was individually handmade. Unless special ordered, LCs were originally painted at the factory in Loening yellow with black trim. The owner repainted the Museum's LC in red because he preferred the color.

The fuselage is made of chrome-molybdenum tubing covered with fabric. Dual controls are fitted in the side-by-side configuration. Fuel consumption was about 5.6 gallons per hour at cruising speed. Sixty-five Aeronca Low Wings were built during their production run from 1936 to1937.

Only seven are thought to survive today.

Donated by Ted Meredith, from the estate of David Powell of Des Moines, Iowa.

Length

22 ft. 4 in.

Height

7 ft. 0 in.

Wingspan

36 ft. 0 in.

Total Wing Area

150 sq. ft.

Cruising Speed

108 mph

Cruising Range

520 miles

Empty Weight

1,034 lbs.

Gross Weight

1,680 lbs.

Oil Capacity

3 gal.

Fuel Capacity

28 gal.

Maximum Speed

123 mph

Service Ceiling

16,000 ft.

Serial Number

2060

Price at Factory

$3,275

Engine

90 hp, Warner Scarab Jr., 422 cubic inch, 5-cylinder radial

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