Aeronca C-3 / 100

Ultralight Sport Aircraft

Aeronca C-3 Collegian, N13094, c/n A258, San Diego Air and Space Museum © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Aeronca C-3 is a single-engine two-seat ultralight sports plane produced by the American manufacturer Aeronautical Corporation of America (Aeronca).
The Aeronca C-3 is a two-seat development of the Aeronca C-2 which also was nicknamed The Flying Bathtub. C-3 Master is an improved enclosed variant. Aeronca 100 is a variant which was built in United Kingdom.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelAeronca E-113A
Engine Power27 kW36 hp
max. Cruise Speed120 km/h65 kts
  75 mph
max. Speed (vne)144 km/h78 kts
  90 mph
Service Ceiling4.267 m14.000 ft
Range306 km165 NM
190 mi.
Empty Weight258 kg569 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight456 kg1.006 lbs
Wing Span10,97 m35 ft 12 in
Wing Area13,2 m142 ft
Length6,10 m20 ft 0 in
Height2,29 m7 ft 6 in
First Flight1931
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1931-1937
Total Productionca. 400
Developed fromAeronca C-2
Data for (Version)Aeronca C-3
VariantsC-3, 100

[Photo-ID: 6146] Karsten Palt 2012-06-14
Aeronca C-3 Collegian, , N13094, c/n A258, Karsten Palt, 2012Aeronca
C-3 Collegian
Reg.: N13094
c/n: A258
San Diego Air and Space Museum [San Diego, CA]