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Aeronca Aircraft Corp 15 Sedan

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Sedan


Top of the Aeronca line was the 4-seat 15AC Sedan, (built 1948-1951) a high-wing monoplane powered by a 145 hp Continental. The last civilian airplane to be produced by the Aeronca Manufacturing Corp., the 15AC Sedan (ATC 802), was also Aeronca’s first four-seater airplane. A prototype (NX/NC39800) appeared in 1947, and production began in 1948. The Sedan soon became a familiar sight at civilian fields. It featured an all-metal construction with a metal-skinned single-spar wing and fabric-covered, welded, steel-tube fuselage. Optional Franklin 165 hp engines were fitted into a few 15AC Sedans. Another option put the Aeronca on floats, and that version was called the S15AC.

 

Aeron-15AC
Aeronca 15AC Sedan

 

The final production test flight took place on 23 October 1951, piloted by Earl Balon, after 561 had been built.

Aeronca 15AC Sedan
Engine: Continental C-145, 145hp@2700@SL
Propeller type: McCauley Fixed Pitch
Fuel type: 100LL
Max ramp weight: 2050 lb                / 930 kg
Gross weight: 2050 lb / 930 kg
Landing weight: 2050 lb / 930 kg
Empty weight: 1150 lb / 522 kg
Useful load, std: 900 lb
Payload, full std fuel: 684 lb
Usable fuel, std: 36 USG
Oil capacity: 8 qts
Wingspan: 37 ft 6 in / 11.43 m
Length: 25 ft 3 in / 7.70 m
Height: 7 ft
Wing area: 216.4 sq.ft
Wing loading: 9.47 lb./sq.ft
Power loading: 14.1 lb/hp
Wheel base: 84 in               
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6 in
Seating capacity: 4
Cabin doors: 1
Baggage capacity: 120 lb / 54.4 kg
Cruise 75% pwr/2,000 ft: 120 kt
Cruise 65% pwr/2,000 ft: 105 kt 
Vs: 53 kt
Vso: 45 kt
Best rate of climb (SL): 570 fpm
Service ceiling: 12,400 ft / 3780 m
Takeoff ground roll: 500 ft
Landing ground roll: 1300 ft
Max range (w/ res) 75% pwr/2,000 ft: 430 nm
Fuel burn 75% pwr/2,000 ft: 8.8 USG/h
 
Aeronca 15AC Sedan
Engine: Franklin 6A40-165-B3, 165 hp
Propeller type: McCauley Fixed Pitch
Fuel type: 100LL
Max ramp weight: 2050 lb               
Gross weight: 2050 lb
Landing weight: 2050 lb
Usable fuel, std: 36 USG
Wingspan: 37 ft 6 in
Overall length: 25 ft 3 in
Height: 7 ft
Wing area: 216.4 sq.ft
Wheel base: 84 in               
Wheel size: 6.00 x 6 in
Seating capacity:  4
Cabin doors: 1
Baggage capacity: 120 lb
 
Aeronca S15AC Sedan
Engine: Continental C-145, 145hp@2700@SL
Propeller type: McCauley Fixed Pitch
Fuel type: 100LL
Max ramp weight: 2050 lb               
Gross weight: 2050 lb
Usable fuel, std: 36 USG
Oil capacity: 8 qts
Wingspan: 37 ft 6 in
Overall length: 25 ft 3 in
Wing area: 216.4 sq.ft
Seating capacity: 4
Cabin doors: 1
Baggage capacity: 120 lb
Max range (w/ res) 75% pwr/2,000 ft: 430 nm
Fuel burn 75% pwr/2,000 ft: 8.8 USG/h
Undercarriage: twin float
 
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