15AC-301 – N1285H (12)

Owner Mike Hoag believes that this 1948 Sedan had been based in Florida, before he found it in Ohio. In 2013, he completed a very thorough restoration, which was crowned with a successful second maiden flight.

Here is how Mike described N1285H, after the flight: "Everything is new – fabric, sheet metal, windows, interior, fuel gauges, seat belts, S/S cables, Becker radio and transponder with encoder and 4-place intercom. Continental O-300-D engine with 1700 total hours, 3 hours since overhaul. Air Wolf remote oil filter, S/S exhaust, yellow tag 7650 prop. 8.5 tires and upgraded brakes. Airframe total time is 2300 hours. Long range (24 gallon) fuel tanks. The Aeronca Sedan is the most spacious and easiest to fly 4-place taildragger in the world!"

In April 2015, Mike emailed us the following update: "Matt, I just replaced the old incandescent landing and taxi lights with new, direct replacement, Whelen PAR46 LEDs (photo 12). They are brighter, only draw about half the current and are supposed to last forever."

(This page last updated: 07/2018)


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