The differences between the C-1 and C-2 are
fairly small since they use the same basic airframe. Inside the cocpit is
where it really shows. The C-1 had a fixed seat for two and one
cross-wise in the back and a gross weight of 2150#. It had a yoke coming
up out of the floor with a little wheel on top and one sat quite aways back from
the panel. The C-2 had two moveable front seats and a bench seat in
back and the yoke came out of the panel to give leg room for the front
passengers. The trim on the C-1 was tabs on the elevators for the first 12
and a bungee in the tail for the next 11, the C-2 having hydraulic tabs on
the horizontal stabilizer. C-1 had 150 HP and C-2, 180HP. C-1 had
Hartzlite phenolic prop and the C-2 a Hartzell metal prop. When the LA-4
came along the nose was lengthened to close in the gear when retracted, and 2
feet added to each wing, which included about 1 foot more aileron. The 180
HP engine was used until 1969 thru the late 400 serial numbers and then came the
Serial numbers were 1-14, 16-20, 22-25
" 115, 121, 126 - 143 C-2
" 244, 245
LA-4A short nose and long wing
" 121 converted to LA-4P
" consecutive from 246 to 1116 for LA-4-180 and
When totalling up total production one must
subtract 200 from the 1116.
The Renegades start at #1 and end at 237, however a
100 random increase in serial numbers happened around #132. Next one
would be 233.
Serial number 410 was built without any landing
gear as a straight seaplane, N7637L and now is N286ME. It was in British
Columbia for quite a while and then bounced around through several owners
and is now in Missouri.
John H. Staber
Skimmer One, Inc.
Old Chatham NY