Aeronca C-1 Cadet

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C-1 Cadet
An Aeronca C-2 which was similar to the C-1 Cadet
Role Single-seat light sport aircraft
National origin United States
Manufacturer Aeronca
First flight 1931
Number built 3

The Aeronca C-1 Cadet was a high performance version of the Aeronca C-2 developed by Aeronca and first flown in 1931.[1][2]


The C-1 was a wire-braced high-wing monoplane with a fixed tail skid landing gear and powered by a 36 hp (27 kW) Aeronca E-113 flat-twin piston engine.[1] Apart from a more powerful engine the C-1 also had a strengthened fuselage and reduced span wings compared with the C-2.[1] Only three were built and following the death of a company executive when the prototype crashed, one was scrapped and the other was converted into an Aeronca C-2N.[2]


Data from Orbis[1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 1
  • Wingspan: 29 ft 0 in (8.84 m)
  • Wing area: 115 sq ft (10.7 m2)
  • Empty weight: 426 lb (193 kg)
  • Max takeoff weight: 700 lb (318 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Aeronca E-113 flat-twin piston, 36 hp (27 kW)


  • Maximum speed: 95 mph (153 km/h; 83 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 80 mph (129 km/h; 70 kn)
  • Service ceiling: 12,500 ft (3,800 m)

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Related development



  1. ^ a b c d Orbis 1985, p. 59
  2. ^ a b "American airplanes - Aeronca". 7 April 2009. Archived from the original on 2010-03-24. Retrieved 2010-03-09.