Curt DeBaun III’s Aeronca L16A

Curt DeBaun III’s Aeronca L16A


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History:
Manufactured by Aeronca Aircraft Company, Middletown, Ohio.
December 19, 1947, Delivered to the 175th Field Artillaery Battalion, Minnesota Army National Guard, Holman Field, St. Paul MN.
January 31, 1951, Transfered to U.S. Army Field Forces.
February 15, 1951, Assigned to 3585th Pilot Training Wing (AIr Training Command), San Marcos AFB, TX.
July 7, 1952, Assigned to Civil Air Patrol.
August 12, 1952, Delivered to California Wing, Civil Air Patrol, Hamilton AFB, CA. Deployemtns to Boeing Field, WA, and Sacramento Air Material Area, McClellan AFB, CA.
February 1, 1955, Dropped from USAF Inventory by donation to the Civil Air Patrol.
September 2, 1964, flown to California State Fair for display.
April 30th, 1976, sold by the Civil Air Patrol to the first of a string of civilian owners.
Mid 1980′s, Disassembled for restoration in California, left undone.
August 13 2009, Purchased by currnet owner, Curt DeBaun III, of West Terre Haute, Indiana.
July 19, 2011. First flight after restoration by John Ross, of West Terre Haute, Indiana.
June 16, 2012, Grand Champion Classic Award by the National Aeronca Association at the bi-annual meet,in Middletown, Ohio.

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Specifications

Registration Number Date of Manufacture
N6702C 1947
Aircraft Role Nickname
Liaison Grasshopper
Aircraft Type: Wingspan:
Aeronca L16B 35 feet 1.75 inches
Overall length: Empty weight:
21 feet 5 inches 870 US pounds
Gross weight: Fuel capacity:
1300 US pounds 23 US gallons
Oil capacity Engine type:
4 Qts One 85-hp Continental C-85-12F
Propeller type: Max Speed
McCauley Metal Propller 110 mph
Rate of Climb Cruise Speed
800 feet per minute 85 mph
Service Ceiling Number of Crew
14,5000 feet 2 tandam
Armament Bomb Load
None None
Number Built Number Surviving
509 Unknown

 
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