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1946 Ercoupe 415C

Reg # N87336

$24,500

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Summary

2,265 hours total time, 918 hours since major overhaul. Annual inspection completed May 2021. The logs are complete and consecutive from new.

Avionics

KX-155 nav/com Glide Slope, Garmin yoke mounted GPS, Foster Loran, KT-76A transponder, Telex TC 200 intercom, Push to Talk on both yokes, Realistic disk music player, Avionics Master Switch.

Exterior

Polished aluminum exterior with blue accent stripes in excellent condition.

Interior

Blue cloth and vinyl in very good condition.

Additional Equipment

Flight Instruments: Airspeed, artificial horizon, direction gyro, altimeter, vertical speed, clock, magnetic compass.

Engine is a Continental C85, with Sky-Tec light weight starter, alternator and spin on oil filter with a Facet electric fuel pump. Engine was overhauled on April 13th 1974. Engine instruments: Recording Tack (RPM) / oil pressure gauge, oil temperature gauge, carburetor temperature gauge, amp gauge, suction gauge, fuel pressure gauge and side mount visual gas gauge.

Position Lights, instrument lights, landing lights, taxi lights, position wing and tail strobe lights.

Tinted bubble windshield, tinted sun visors, large rear windows and large baggage area, wheel pants 18 gal fuel capacity, estimated 5 gal per hour fuel burn.

Remarks

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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