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More Ercoupe pics

Postby hirschr » Fri May 01, 2020 8:02 am

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My friend's 1946 O-200 powered 415-D Ercoupe. He bought it to learn how to fly, I help keep the flat spots off the tires every now and then.

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Re: More Ercoupe pics

Postby Scooper » Fri May 01, 2020 12:37 pm

Nice!

I've been an Ercoupe fan for decades.
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Postby Warmi » Fri May 01, 2020 12:48 pm

Imho Ercoupe looks better than most Cessnas ... and I suspect is a lot more fun to fly as well.
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Re: More Ercoupe pics

Postby hirschr » Fri May 01, 2020 1:03 pm

Have you flown one Scooper? I hear ya Warmi, mine always draws a crowd at flyins, I love the classic look and H tail! And yes, it is fun to fly!!

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Postby chicagorandy » Fri May 01, 2020 1:05 pm

Just might be my fav GA aircraft, and I'm not even a pilot...…. though I AM thoroughly enjoying pretending to be one on FSX- SE flight sim - lol
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Re: More Ercoupe pics

Postby drseti » Fri May 01, 2020 5:14 pm

Scooper wrote:Nice!

I've been an Ercoupe fan for decades.


Just decades? I've been an Ercoupe fan for more than half a century!
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Re: More Ercoupe pics

Postby Scooper » Fri May 01, 2020 6:01 pm

drseti wrote:
Scooper wrote:Nice!

I've been an Ercoupe fan for decades.


Just decades? I've been an Ercoupe fan for more than half a century!

OK, Paul, I just didn't want to give away how ancient I am. :oops:

When I got my private ticket in 1964 (fifty-six years ago) I had a chance to buy a 415-C that was for sale in Ogden, UT for $1,000. It would have been a stretch on my E-4 salary, so I abandoned the idea and a few years later when I had some money I bought a C-150. When I decided to go light sport, I sold my C-172 and again considered an Ercoupe but bought the Zodiac instead. I did get a chance to fly one without the rudder mod when I had my 150 at Gnoss Field in Novato (KDVO) and really liked it, but wanted one with rudder pedals and that's what I was looking for when I decided to go with the Zodiac.

I'm pretty pleased with the Zodiac; it's faster and wider at the shoulders (44") than the Ercoupes.

They're really nice airplanes, though.
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Postby drseti » Fri May 01, 2020 6:44 pm

Scooper wrote:OK, Paul, I just didn't want to give away how ancient I am. :oops:


You just did, Stan, by admitting that you made E4 while I was still in college. :wink:
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Re: More Ercoupe pics

Postby Scooper » Fri May 01, 2020 7:44 pm

drseti wrote:
Scooper wrote:OK, Paul, I just didn't want to give away how ancient I am. :oops:


You just did, Stan, by admitting that you made E4 while I was still in college. :wink:

:lol:

In a rented new '63 172 in 1964. Was I ever that young?
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Postby drseti » Fri May 01, 2020 8:57 pm

Damn, Stan, you were a good looking kid!
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Postby Scooper » Sat May 02, 2020 9:01 am

What struck me about that picture is NO HEADSET. Back then, nobody had headsets; we just cranked up the volume on the radio cabin speaker so we could hear it over the engine noise. It's a wonder we aren't all deaf.
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Postby drseti » Sat May 02, 2020 9:22 am

Scooper wrote:It's a wonder we aren't all deaf.


What did you say, Stan? I can't hear you.
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Postby drseti » Sat May 02, 2020 9:31 am

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Command post duty, circa 1968. See? I was a young guy once, too!
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Re: More Ercoupe pics

Postby Scooper » Sat May 02, 2020 11:12 am

Looks like you're wearing 505s? What a sport.
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Postby FastEddieB » Sat May 02, 2020 4:37 pm

drseti wrote:Damn, Stan, you were a good looking kid!


Agreed. WHAT HAPPENED???
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