|1946 Ercoupe 415D|
Location: Watkins, Colorado
• Total Time:
• 1718 hrs.
• Engine: Continental O-200
• 706 hrs. SMOH
• Next Annual:
• July, 2019
I-Com 200 com, KT-400 transponder and a panel mounted intercom system.
Equipment & Features:
This is a corrosion-free Rocky Mountain Ercoupe with a clean spar and all the desired inspection plates. The engine has been boroscoped and is rust free. A canopy cover is included. The aircraft is hangered and gives the appearance of always being so. The control system is the original without rudder pedals.
Overall polished aluminum, including the wings. The metal on this original airplane is amazingly straight and unmolested. With a high polish, this Ercoupe could win prizes at flyins.
Older interior done in medium blue and plaid.
These airplanes are over seventy years old and corrossion is becoming a problem. This airplane offers freedom from that concern and one of the straightest airframes that a mechanic, who has extensive Ercoupe experience, said he'd ever seen.
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.