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What Airplane Is This?

Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:36 am airplane is this? by zmenz97, on Flickr
I'm thinking it is a piper cub but im not sure...
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RE: What Airplane Is This?

Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:55 am

According to, N1160H is a Smith Miniplane owned by Jason A Harding of Luzerne Pennsylvania.

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RE: What Airplane Is This?

Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:31 am

Not the same aircraft. FAA says the plane was manufactured in 1971 and that photo looks much older than 1971. And the Smith Miniplane was a bi-wing plane.
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RE: What Airplane Is This?

Tue Jun 02, 2015 2:14 pm

Could also be a Cessna 140
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RE: What Airplane Is This?

Tue Jun 02, 2015 7:38 pm

It's a Stinson Reliant V-77.
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RE: What Airplane Is This?

Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:35 pm

Quoting winterlight (Reply 4):
It's a Stinson Reliant V-77.

To small to be a Reliant.

It looks to be an Aeronca Champ 7AC or one of the like. Just my 2 cents.
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RE: What Airplane Is This?

Tue Jun 09, 2015 12:59 am

This one had me stumped! The tail is not that of a Piper Cub, Aeronca Champ or Chief, or Cessna 140 (the latter being entirely metal). Yet, the plane looked unmistakably Piper. The picture is too old (pre-1971) for it to be one of the many Piper Cub-inspired designs. Then I looked at that wide cabin - side by side seating rather than tandem. So here's my educated guess: a Piper PA-12 Super Cruiser.

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RE: What Airplane Is This?

Fri Jun 12, 2015 4:12 am

It's an Aeronca 15 Sedan.

I haven't been able to track down any paperwork on the registration number, but it's definitely a Sedan. Wide fuselage, single wing strut, twin wire braces on the horizontal stab and a massive rudder. Most Sedans also came from the factory with a registration in the form of N####H. Definitely a Sedan.

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