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1946 ERCoupe 415-C

Starting bid: $3,000.00

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The ERCO ERcoupe is an American low-wing monoplane aircraft that was first flown in 1937. Manufactured by the Engineering and Research Company (ERCO) the ERcoupe 415-C went on sale in 1940. Lacking rudder pedals, the ERcoupe was flown using only the control wheel. A two-control system linked the rudder and aileron systems, which controlled yaw and roll, with the steerable nose wheel. The control wheel controlled the pitch and the steering of the aircraft, both on the ground and in the air, simplifying control and coordinated turning and eliminating the need for rudder pedals.

Item condition: Used

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Ending On: November 26, 2020 11:49 am

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The ERCO ERCoupe is an American low-wing monoplane aircraft that was first flown in 1937. Manufactured by the Engineering and Research Company (ERCO) the ERCoupe 415-C went on sale in 1940. Lacking rudder pedals, the ERCoupe was flown using only the control wheel. A two-control system linked the rudder and aileron systems, which controlled yaw and roll, with the steerable nose wheel. The control wheel controlled the pitch and the steering of the aircraft, both on the ground and in the air, simplifying control and coordinated turning and eliminating the need for rudder pedals.

This example (N99577 / SN:2200) was manufactured  in Riverdale, MD. Historical records (see here) show that the aircraft was sold to a gentleman from Hayward, CA and delivered in June of 1946. The aircraft was delivered with a Sensenich propeller and a C75-12 Continental 4 cylinder air cooled, horizontally opposed engine, rated at 75 HP. The aircraft has since been outfitted with a C85-12 Continental engine that is rated at 85 HP. It was last overhauled in July of 2012.  Log entries show the engine to have approximately 2,549 Hrs SNEW with total time since last major overhaul being less than one hundred hours. Recommended TBO is 800 Hrs.

In October of 2008 the interior panels, seat, seat belts and carpeting were refurbished. The vinyl was replaced using a Douglas Matte material finished in medium grey. The carpet was refinished in Douglas fusion flint. The aircraft currently uses a McCauley propeller ( model CF71481/IA90) that was last overhauled in April of 2012. Log books show TSOH is less than one hundred hours. The aircraft has no known damage history and all logs appear to be complete and consecutive. 

Please note: All specifications are based on the sellers representation and subject to bidder verification. Some aircraft and other items may be subject to prior sales or removal from the market. Use the comment/review section to confirm accuracy with seller.

 

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Auction started November 3, 2020 11:49 am
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Kieran Mullaney
Kieran Mullaney
5 months ago

Is the ERCoupe always tied down as opposed to hangared?
When was it last flown?
Thanks, Kieran

nanzaflyer
nanzaflyer
5 months ago

touted as the safest aircraft to fly when introduced. photos exist of pilot landing one with no hands….neet

Jeffrey Cole
Jeffrey Cole
5 months ago

The log book noted that a new weight and balance was done due to the the new additions that have been made

Can you advise what the current weight and balance is at this time. Current empty weight and gross weight.
Thank you.

Jeffrey Cole
Jeffrey Cole
5 months ago

One more question. Is it in annual and if so when is it due? Thanks again.

Lisa Heidinger
Lisa Heidinger
4 months ago

AD sign off list? Has AD for wing spar inspection been done? If not that is a big red flag… need yo know condition if spar… inspection holes need to be added for recurring inspections

Mark Grubbs
Mark Grubbs
2 months ago

I have many questions that only a phone call will take care of my number is 6187132383

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