Hi Craig, interesting one. I started my pilot training in an Ercoupe (it was called the Aircoupe this side of the pond) reg G-ASNF on 26 May 1968 at Stapleford and which at that time I see from the UK register was only 4 1/2 years old. I had a couple of flights in it and I see it was exported to Ireland in 2000 so it was still going strong after all those years and hopefully still is. I then had just one flight in Ercoupe G-AROP which was a 1961 aircraft and has now been de-registered.
I still can't believe having flown them when they were still relatively new and regarded as a bit avant-garde with their twin fins and linked controls that now they are regarded as veterans with a lot of them living in museums! I'm probably heading that way myself
Only just spotted this one and I'll watch progress with interest
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Hello folks. I am new to your forum but have been in some type of aviation related hobbies most my life. I helped a neighbor rebuild an ercoupe back in the early 70's, new stits polyfab on the wings and fuseladge. Was fun tooling around in the old lady. I have been flight simming for some time and am the CEO for AirJetAtlantic. Also love to skin planes (aluminum textures) and some repaints. Of late my fun is to stick a Garmin G1000 panel in anything i want. Just a learning curve for me as they are not just drop in. Aircraft.cfg files have to be reworked to support them. I am very excited about this Ercoupe you guys are working on. Will look forward to it's release and then i can have some fun with it myself. pay no attention to some of the switches and gauges. like the RK fuelstat was installed to adjust fuel comsumption. it will come out. Working up a rounded top dash for it but the mooney Dash is my main testbed when i go to install the stock garmin in anything. Take care.. cant hardly wait. My last Ercoupe project is here. Still trying to resolve a blocked email issue at SOH so maybe one day i can get the one from that site.
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