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Old 07-05-2015, 05:44 PM   #1
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please ID? Aeronca C2?

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Saw this at a local antique place. Looks like an Aeronca C2... pretty sure even.
I estimate it's about 3.5 feet long... so larger scale. Covered in fabric and dope.

My question is, can I find a set of wing plans to match??

It's actually in good shape structurally... so might be worth saving.


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Re: please ID? Aeronca C2?

Balsa USA did a C3 kit years ago but that one was probably scratched out. Not sure what plans.

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Re: please ID? Aeronca C2?

Looks like a fun project! Shouldn't be too tough to scratch up a set of wings for. Just need a good three view and some dimensions for the real one.
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Re: please ID? Aeronca C2?

RCM in January, 1974, had a construction article on the C3; 1/6 scale with a 72inch wing.

There are two places on rcgroups that are resurrecting the entire RCM plans inventory; 'hlsat's blog' is one of them and here is a link to the plan and construction article; scroll down to post #349.

You can print out the plans full size with the free Adobe reader, using tedious "tile" print option on any computer printer, and tape the 9" x 11" tile pages or take a memory stick of the pdf file to a copy service. It should be a simple matter to change the scale of the plan.

It seems to be a good construction article with nice scale detail, downthrust angle, etc.

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Re: please ID? Aeronca C2?

There are not many plans or kits for the C-2. The C-3 was much more popular so It's most likely a C-3. Take a peak inside and see if there are any part numbers anywhere. That might help you trace the kit if it were kit built. The trexler wheels look to be really old. It looks like a fun restoration to me.
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Old 07-15-2015, 07:40 PM   #6
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Re: please ID? Aeronca C2?

Giving this a little more thought I think what you have there is a Joy Products Aeronca C 3. Google the term and you will find a bit more about it. The wingspan was 72". Keep in mind the original Aeronca C 3 came in 2 versions, the Collegian which had a razor back fuselage like yours, and the Master which had a fatter fuselage. I believe the RCM plan is the Master. That probably does not matter as your only after the wing plan.
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