Ercoupe 415-C

by ERCO (Engineering and Research Corporation)
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Ercoupe 415-C - Photo #1

Some of the Ercoupe's (415-C and 415-CD models) are for sale as LSA (light sport aircraft) as they meet the FAA requirements to be flown by sport pilots.

Below is an advertisement from 1946 in Skyways magazine:

When you drive a car, you have to coordinate footwork and handwork. When you fly your ERCOUPE your hand on the wheel is enough. There's no footwork in the *spin-proof ERCOUPE the world's safest plane.

*Certified incapable spinning by U.S. Civil Aeronautics Administration

ERCOUPE‘S spin-proof safety design resuls in simplified operation. A single steering wheel guides ERCOUPE up or down, banks and lurns it left or righl... makes flying easier, reduces learning time by one-third. Sturdy all-metal conslruclion, tricycle landing gear. Economical operation, low maintenance cost.

Editor's note: The prices listed here are for a ERCOUPE 1946 415C LSA ($33,500) and a ERCOUPE 415-C LSA ($25,000) listed for sale online.

Specifications

Empty weight:
749 lbs (340 kg)
MTOW:
1260 lbs (572 kg)
Stall speed:
42 kts (48 mph) (78 kph)
Cruise speed:
83 kts (96 mph) (154 kph)
VNE:
125 kts (144 mph) (232 kph)
Climb:
550 ft/min (2.8 m/s)
Engine:
65 hp (48 kW) Continental A-65-8 or 75 hp (56 kW) Continental C-75
For sale for: USD 25,000 / EUR 21,250

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