Aeronca K

The Aeronca Model K Scout is an American light airplane first marketed in 1937, and was the true successor to the popular C-2/C-3 line.

Aeronca K
Aeronca K
National origin United States of America
Manufacturer Aeronca
Designer Jean A. Roache
Introduction 1937
Status Still in service
Primary user Private pilot owners
Number built 357
Developed from Aeronca C-2


Powered by a dual-ignition Aeronca E-113C engine, the Model K Scout brought the Aeronca design up to modern aviation standards. Eliminating the Aeronca's traditional “bathtub” appearance, the Scout featured a strut-braced high wing with a fully enclosed cockpit seating two side-by-side.[1]

A total of 357 Aeronca Model K Scouts were built.[2]

Operational history

73 Model K were on the U.S. civil aircraft register in May 2009 and several examples are preserved in museums. The EAA AirVenture Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin has an example on display at its Pioneer Airport.[3]




Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Capacity: 1 passenger
  • Length: 20 ft 0 in (6.10 m)
  • Wingspan: 36 ft 0 in (10.97 m)
  • Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
  • Empty weight: 744 lb (337 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 1,040 lb (472 kg) [4]
  • Powerplant: 1 × Aeronca E-113 air-cooled flat-twin piston engine, 40 hp (30 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 93 mph (150 km/h, 81 kn)
  • Range: 250 mi (400 km, 220 nmi)
  • Service ceiling: 12,000 ft (3,700 m)
  • Rate of climb: 450 ft/min (2.3 m/s)


  1. Simpson 2001, p. 16.
  2. "Aeronca K". Archived from the original on 6 December 2010. Retrieved 30 October 2010.
  3. "Aeronca K". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011.
  4. "Aircraft Specification No. A-634" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
  5. Janet Rose Daly Bednarek, Michael H. Bednarek. Dreams of flight: general aviation in the United States.
  6. "Type Certificate Data Sheet No. A-675" (PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
  • Simpson, Rod. Airlife's World Aircraft: The Complete Reference to Civil, Military and Light Aircraft. Shrewsbury, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-115-3.

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