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  • Aeronca 15AC Sedan

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    Description

    The Aeronca 15AC Sedan is a four-seat, fixed conventional gear light airplane which was produced by Aeronca Aircraft between 1948 and 1951.

    General Information

    Designed for personal use, the Sedan also found applications in utility roles including bush flying. The Sedan was the last design that Aeronca put into production and was the largest aircraft produced by the company.

     

    Like those of other Aeronca designs, the Sedan's fuselage and tail surfaces are constructed of welded metal tubing. The outer shape of the fuselage is created by a combination of wooden formers and longerons, covered with fabric. The cross-section of the metal fuselage truss is triangular, a design feature which can be traced back to the earliest Aeronca C-2 design of the late 1920s.

     

    In a significant design departure from previous Aeronca aircraft, the strut-braced wings of the Sedan are all-metal assemblies. Such combinations of construction types were not common. While the Sedan mated a fabric-covered fuselage to all-metal wings, the contemporary Cessna 170 mated an all-metal fuselage to fabric-covered wings. Also unique to the Sedan, among Aeronca designs, are the single-piece wing struts.

     

    Significant more information on the Sedan can be found here.

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    Specifications

    Seats:
    Crew: 1 Capacity: 3 passengers
    Length:
    25 ft 3 in (7.70 m)
    Wingspan:
    37 ft 6 in (11.43 m)
    Height:
    7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
    Wing Area:
    200 sq ft (18.6 m2)
    Wing Loading:
    9.47 lb./sq.ft
    Empty Weight:
    1,150 lb (522 kg)
    MTOW:
    Gross weight: 2,050 lb (930 kg)
    Fuel Capacity:
    40 US gal (33 imp gal; 150 L)
    Powerplant:
    1 × Continental C-145 six-cylinder horizontally-opposed air cooled engine, 145 hp (108 kW)
    Vne:
    Maximum speed: 129 mph (208 km/h, 112 kn)
    Cruise Speed:
    114 mph (183 km/h, 99 kn) at sea level (75% power)
    Stall Speed:
    53 mph (85 km/h, 46 kn) (power off)
    Range:
    456 mi (734 km, 396 nmi)
    Takeoff Dist.:
    500 ft
    Landing Dist.:
    1300 ft
    Rate of Climb:
    800 ft/min (4.06 m/s)
    Service Ceiling:
    12,400 ft (3,800 m)

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