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Aeronca L3 “Grasshopper” airborne

Aeronca L3 “Grasshopper” during restoration

Aeronca L3 “Grasshopper” during restoration

Aeronca L3 “Grasshopper” during restoration
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Aeronca L3 “Grasshopper”

Some 1400 of these great little aircraft were built for the Army Air Corps (USAAC) through 1943.

Used extensively for liaison, observation, and artillery spotting, the real importance of these airplanes to the military was enormous.


Specifications

Engine – Continental 65 hp

Empty Weight – 820 lbs

Useful Load – 505 lbs

Cruise Speed – 79 mph

Max Speed – 88 mph

Landing Speed – 43 mph.

Interesting Facts – This airplane deteriorated for many years out in the weather. It was restored by 35 volunteers at the Port Townsend Aero Museum.

Gift of Tom and Sarah Young

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Aeronca L3 “Grasshopper” on arrival at PTAM

Aeronca L3 “Grasshopper” during restoration

Aeronca L3 “Grasshopper” during restoration

Aeronca L3 “Grasshopper” during restoration