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N611GC
1946 Ercoupe 415C
$24,500
Location: Charleston, West Virginia
  • Total Time:
    2043 hrs.
  • Engine: Continental 85 HP
    73 hrs. SMOH
  • Prop:
  • Next Annual:
    July, 2022
1946 Ercoupe 415C
Photos:
Exterior1 Exterior2 Exterior3 Exterior4 Exterior5 Exterior6
Panel Interior1 Interior2
Status:
Aircraft has 2043 Hours Total Time Since New with 73 hours Since Major Engine Overhaul. Last annual was June of 2021. Compressions at last annual were 73/74/72/75. Last Transponder Cert was June, 2021. The wings were recovered in 1989, and the airplane is LIGHT SPORT ELIGIBLE.


Avionics:
X-Com Digital Flip/Flop, MicroAir T-2000 Transponder, Dynon D-3 Artificial Horizon, I-Pad Big Screen with Foreflight and ADS-B In.

Fearless Flying - The Ercoupe Story

Equipment & Features:
Rudder Pedal Kit, 4-Probe EGT, Arton Fuel Flow Indicator, Digital Volt Meter, Digital Oil Pressure/Temp Gauge.

Exterior:
All over polished aluminum with fabric wings.

Interior:
Blue cloth with gray seat bottoms.

Comments:
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
Listed April 25, 2022

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