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The 1935 Aeronca L cabin monoplane was the Aeronautical Corporation of America’s first attempt at constructing a low-wing side-by-side cabin airplane. It was produced in four versions: the LA with a 70-hp Le Blond, first flying in November 1935 and piloted by Fred Fluck, the LB (28 built) of 1936 using an 85-hp LeBlond or 70hp Rearwin-LeBlond, the LC (25 built in 1937) using a 90-hp Warner Scarab Junior, and the LD powered by a 90-hp Lambert. The prototype LW (NX14558) with 42hp Aeronca L-113, was so underpowered it only made one short flight. The airframe of the Model L is of conventional mixed construction. The wings were built around a structure of spruce spars and ribs. The fuselage was a framework of welded steel tubing. Both the fuselage and the wings were covered with fabric.
Thirteen of the LA and LW model were built, selling for about US$2750 and the LB sold for US$3000.


About 25 of the 1936, $3,275 LC model were built, of which one was the float-equipped LCS (NC16289). The prototype LC was first equipped with a 50hp Warner engine.

 

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Aeronca LB-90


LA / LW
Engine: LeBlond 5DE, 70hp         
Wing span: 36 ft 0 in
Length: 22 ft 6 in             
Gross weight: 1,680 lb  
Empty weight: 1,036 lb              
Pay load: 644 lb
Max speed: 115 mph                
Cruise speed: 100 lb
Stall speed: 48 mph                
Initial climb rate:    500 fpm
Range: 500 sm                
Seats: 2

LB
Engine: LeBlond 5DF, 90hp or Rearwin-LeBlond, 70hp
Wing span: 36 ft 0 in            
Payload: 669 lb
Max speed: 120 mph                
Cruise speed: 105 mph
Stall speed: 48 mph                
Range: 500 sm
Seats: 2

LC
Engine: Warner Jr, 90hp            
Wing span: 36 ft 0 in
Length: 22 ft 4 in            
Payload: 646 lb
Max speed: 123 mph                
Cruise speed: 108 mph
Stall speed: 45 mph                
Range: 535 sm
Seats: 2

LCS
Engine: Warner Jr, 90hp            
Wing span: 36 ft 0 in
Length: 22 ft 4 in            
Payload: 659 lb
Max speed: 116 mph                
Cruise speed: 100 mph
Stall speed: 48 mph                
Range: 450 sm
Seats: 2

 

 

 


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