Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper

Liaison & Observation Aircraft

Aeronca O-58B (L-3B) © Ted Quackenbush
Photo ©: Ted Quackenbush (Photos at
The Aeronca L-3 Grasshopper is a single-engine two-seat light observation and liaison aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Aeronca Aircraft Corporation. Initial designation was O-58.
The L-3 is a development of the Aeronca Modell 65. The first variant was the TC-65 Defender.
Propulsion1 Piston Engine
Engine ModelContinental O-170-3
Engine Power48 kW65 hp
Speed141 km/h76 kts
  87 mph
Service Ceiling3.048 m10.000 ft
Range350 km189 NM
217 mi.
Empty Weight379 kg836 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight572 kg1.261 lbs
Wing Span10,67 m35 ft 0 in
Wing Area15,6 m168 ft
Length6,67 m21 ft 11 in
Height2,74 m8 ft 12 in
First Flight1941
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 1400
Developed fromAeronca Model 65
Data for (Version)Aeronca L-3C Grasshopper

[Photo-ID: 12391] Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Aeronca O-58B (L-3B) Grasshopper, , N47427, c/n 058B-9223, Karsten Palt, 2016Aeronca
O-58B (L-3B) Grasshopper
Reg.: N47427
c/n: 058B-9223
Museum of Flight [Seattle, WA]