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Jan 17, 2020, 06:08 PM
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Aeronca C3 (kit by eStar)

The two-seat Aeronca C-3 was dubbed the “flying bathtub” because of its unusual fuselage shape. Following the successful C-2 Scout model, the C-3 Master was marketed as an all weather convertible, with removable door and fold-down window. The Master, inexpensive to own and operate, was popular with sportsman pilots and required only 70 feet of runway to take off. Approximately 400 were produced.
The E-113C engine used on this aircraft has a single magneto ignition system. Later, Aeronca E-113CBD engines featured dual magnetos as required by the new safety standards of 1938. The engine consumes about three gallons of gas per hour at cruising speed (85% power). The fuselage is fabric-covered welded steel tubing and the wings are fabric-covered spruce.
It has dual control wheels. The Duplex was the open cockpit configuration and sold for $1730; the Master was the enclosed version and sold for $1790. For 1936, all C-3s were built with enclosed cockpits.

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1 Pilot
  • Length: 20 ft 0 in. (6.1 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in. (10.98 m)
  • Height: 7 ft 6 in. (2.32 m)
  • Wing area: 142.2 ft2 (13.2 m2)
  • Empty weight: 569 lb (258 kg)
  • Gross weight: 1006 lb (456 kg)
  • Powerplant: Aeronca E-113C horizontally opposed 2-cylinder engine, 40 hp (29.8 kW)
  • Maximum airspeed: 90 mph (145 km/h)
  • Range: 190 miles (306 km)
  • Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,267 m)
This highly prefabricated kit belongs in the "super scale competition" models category. Once built, the airframe is extremely light and clean but still able to withstand the high loads and stresses associated with aerobatic flight. The manufacturer uses the latest construction techniques including Laser CNC cutting to achieve high strength and low weight. Each part and every detail are meticulously made.

Wingspan: 51.25"
Length: 28.75"
Weight: 25-26 oz. (710-740g)
Channels: 4,5

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