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1946 Ercoupe 415C
$17,500 $16,500
  • Total Time:
    2330 hrs.
  • Engine: Continental
    85 HP

    230 hrs. SMOH
  • Prop:
    Climb Prop
  • Next Annual:
    June, 2007
1946 Ercoupe 415C
Photos: Exterior1 Exterior2 Exterior3 Panel

The owner wants this plane gone. So, we lowered the price. "You Snooze, You Lose", call me now!

• Icom-200 Radio

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Equipment & Features:
• Dual Fork Nose Gear • Goodyear Brakes Oil Filter Belly and Dorsal Strobe • 1260 lb. Gross Weight • 830 lb. Empty Weight • No Rudder Pedals • Good Glass • Hangared • All A.D.'s Complied • No Corrosion All Logs • No Damage History

Fabric Wings and Metal Fuselage in Good Condition. Ultrasound inspection of center section completed in June, 2006. Three year inspection of center-section, main spar, completed at same time.

Interior in Good Condition.

Owned by the seller since 1992 and hangered all that time. Ercoupes that qualify for the Light Sport License are getting very hard to find. I get calls continually, but only find one once in a while. Click here to see two Ercoupes sold in the past year for a lot more money than the seller is asking for this one. The savy buyer isn't going to wait to lock this plane up, is that you? Call me now to discuss.

The Ercoupe (E and R coming from the company's name: Engineering and Research Corporation) was one of the most unusual-and controversial-light airplanes ever built. It was designed by Fred E. Weick, one of aviation's foremost engineers, who decided to solve with one bold stroke the biggest single cause of aviation fatalities: the stall, followed by spin, at altitudes too low to permit recovery. The Ercoupe was designed to be stall-proof and spin-proof.

The Ercoupe was noticeably faster than its contemporaries and quite comfortable and easy to fly. One nice touch was that the cockpit canopy could be opened in flight, producing much the same sensation as driving a convertible with the top down. It was a nice looking, aluminum fuselage with cloth wings, and it was true that it would neither stall nor spin. The major thrust of the sales effort was "anyone can fly," and cases without end were cited in which pilots who had never had a previous lesson soloed in three hours, or two, or even one. As some owners began to metalize the wings, the factory did produce some later models with metal wings.

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Financing / Insurance Updated June 1, 2007

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